Feb. 24, 2010
Eugene, Oregon — VersaLogic Corp., a Eugene, Oregon-based embedded computer company, today announced the "Wildcat", a very high-performance single board computer (SBC). Built around an Intel® 2nd generation Core™2 Duo processor (SP9300), the entire SBC fits on a single 4.2” x 3.8” (107 mm x 96 mm) board.
Wildcat is designed for applications which require extreme CPU and video processing in a compact package. The SP9300 Core 2 Duo CPU is combined with the GS45 Graphics Memory Controller Hub and ICH9M I/O Controller Hub to form an extremely high-performance system. This powerful SBC is ideally suited for compute-intensive high-end applications such as flight navigation, guidance systems, and medical scanning / imaging. Wildcat is qualified to MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration standards for use in harsh environments.
"VersaLogic's new Wildcat is at the top of its class as the premium solution for applications requiring high-speed processing," said Len Crane, President of VersaLogic. "This kind of processing power, in such a small package, with relatively low power dissipation, will open a new generation of applications. It will also allow multi-CPU systems to be replaced to save a great deal of space, cost, and power in existing applications. This is a very significant step in processing capabilities."
Available in both a standard (0º to +60ºC) and an extended temperature version (-40º to +85ºC), the Wildcat runs at speeds up to 2.26 GHz, with typical power consumption of 19.5 watts. On-board features include up to 4 GB DDR3 RAM, gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 2.0 ports, dual SATA interface, serial port, digital HD audio support, and a latching MiniBlade™ socket for high-reliability flash storage. The board supports analog VGA and LVDS flat panel video interfaces for Extended Desktop, Clone, and Twin display modes, as well as advanced graphics capabilities with 3D video acceleration. Wildcat includes a stackable PCI interface (PCI-104™ standard) and VersaLogic’s SPX™ interface for system expandability.
The Wildcat owes its ability to pack extreme CPU and video performance into a PC/104-sized card to a new Core 2 Duo package. The small form factor (SFF) micro-FCBGA package uses 0.5 mm pitch balls to fit 956 connections in very little space.
Wildcat features Phoenix Technologies’ Embedded BIOS® with OEM enhancements. This field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the Firmbase™ software developers kit (SDK) for security, remote/network booting, and other application functions. Wildcat is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems, including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.
The Wildcat is customizable, even in low OEM quantities. Customizations include manufacturing to Class 3 specifications, conformal coating, BIOS customization, revision locks, custom labeling, high-G shock and vibration treatment, custom testing and screening, etc. The Wildcat is fully RoHS-compliant.
VersaLogic will begin shipping Wildcat in March of 2010. Pricing is about $1,600 in OEM quantities. For additional information, please visit VersaLogic Corp. at www.VersaLogic.com, email sales@VersaLogic.com, or call toll-free 1-800-824-3163.
About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Its five-year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Product platforms include EBX, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC™, SUMIT™, and SPX™. For five consecutive years, VersaLogic has received the coveted "Platinum" level vendor rating based on independent user surveys by technology research firm VDC Research Group, Inc. VersaLogic received ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2009 and was one of the first companies in North America to be registered to the 2008 revision of the standard. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.
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