April 26, 2010
San Jose, California — At the Embedded Systems Conference today VersaLogic Corp., a Eugene, Oregon-based embedded computer company, announced a new PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) based on the Vortex processor. The new "Tomcat" SBC boasts 800 MHz performance with very low power draw (3W typical) due to its use of the highly integrated Vortex86DX chip.
"VersaLogic is excited to offer this compact, moderately priced x86 CPU board," said Bruce McKinnon, VersaLogic's Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The availability of a fanless, industrial temperature, highly rugged board in this price range will be very attractive for many customers."
The Tomcat is based on the PC/104-Plus industry standard form factor (3.6" by 3.8") and supports both ISA and PCI expansion. The low power Tomcat is completely fanless, available in industrial temperature versions (-40° to 85°C), and is qualified to MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration standards for use in a wide range of harsh environments. Commercial temperature versions (0° to +60°C) are also available. Both are fully RoHS compliant. The board features 128 to 512 MB soldered-on RAM, two USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, and a socket for removable CompactFlash devices. It also includes a Fast Ethernet port, LPT, IDE interface, and legacy PS/2 interface for keyboard and mouse.
With a compact rugged form factor and low power consumption (700 mW typ.), the Tomcat is well suited to size, weight, and power constrained applications. A full industrial temperature rating (-40° to +85°C) and certification to MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration ensure reliable operation in harsh, mobile, and/or remote environments.
The Tomcat is compatible with most x86 operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows Embedded XPe/CE, Linux, QNX, and DOS.
This new product includes VersaLogic's 5+ year production life guarantee and is customizable, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, connector changes, and redesign services.
The Tomcat will begin shipping in May with pricing around $325 USD in OEM quantities. For additional information, 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 5+ year production life 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 is registered to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.