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VersaLogic announces FireWire expansion module for Mini PCIe sockets

VL-MPEe-FW1Tualatin, OR – January 26, 2016 – VersaLogic, the embedded industry's most trusted computer company, today announced the FW1, a new FireWire Mini PCIe expansion module for embedded computer systems. The rugged module provides a simple, standardized way to add 2 channels of 1394 FireWire to most embedded computing systems. It provides one FireWire 800 (1394b) and one FireWire 400 (1394a) channel and features operation over the full industrial temperature range (-40° to +85°C).

The FW1's extremely small Mini PCIe format allows it to be added to a board with very little impact to the overall size of the system. The FW1 is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux using standard software drivers.

"FireWire continues to be an important interface, especially in imaging applications. The FW1 module offers an excellent solution for adding both FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 to existing embedded processor boards," said Kerry Howell, VersaLogic Product Manager. "The FW1 is the newest member of VersaLogic's growing portfolio of Mini PCIe modules, and demonstrates VersaLogic's ongoing commitment to providing customers with rugged I/O expansion options."

Designed, Manufactured and Tested for Extreme Environments

The FW1 module is designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. A latching connector on the FireWire 400 channel provides additional protection within harsh environments.

Additional Product Information

This new product is RoHS compliant, and includes VersaLogic's 5+ year production life guarantee. The FW1 is customizable, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc

Pricing and Availability

The VL-MPEe-FW1E is available from stock at both VersaLogic Corp. and Digi-Key Corp. Pricing is $107 in OEM quantities. Contact Sales@VersaLogic.com or visit www.VersaLogic.com/FireWire or www.Digikey.com for more information.

About VersaLogic Corporation

VersaLogic Corp. built its reputation on very high reliability products and superior service. A 35-year history of consistency has earned VersaLogic the reputation of being the industry's most trusted embedded computer company. VersaLogic delivers state-of-the-art embedded computers, coupled with expert technical support, for critical markets such as the medical and defense industries. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.