April 26, 2010
San Jose, California — At the Embedded Systems Conference today VersaLogic Corp., a Eugene, Oregon-based embedded computer company, announced the VL-EPMs-U1 serial communications module with optional on-board GPS capabilities. Based on the SUMIT-104™ form factor, the VL-EPMs-U1 supports SUMIT™ and PC/104™ stackable expansion buses. The VL-EPMs-U1 is available in several configurations to meet communications, data logging, navigation, tracking, and/or timing requirements in embedded systems.
"This product reaffirms VersaLogic's commitment to provide our customers with the latest advancements in embedded computing," said Gary Harris, VersaLogic's Director of Technology. "This expansion board allows OEM engineers to easily expand the I/O capabilities of SUMIT-based systems, including optional GPS receiver."
With up to six serial ports, the VL-EPMs-U1 provides traditional hardwired serial I/O functions for legacy communications. When equipped with the optional Trimble® Lassen® iQ GPS receiver, the VL-EPMs-U1 delivers complete position, velocity, and time (PVT) data for use in host applications. The GPS receiver provides simultaneous 12-channel operation and high sensitivity for reliable tracking in difficult environments. The GPS data is accessed through two on-board serial ports using popular NMEA 0183, TSIP, TAIP and DGPS protocols.
With a compact rugged form factor and low power consumption (700 mW typ.), the VL-EPMs-U1 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.
Based on an industry standard 16C550 I/O controller, the VL-EPMs-U1 is fully compatible with a variety of popular operating systems including Microsoft® Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX using standard serial I/O software drivers.
This new product supports VersaLogic's line of SUMIT-enabled products, including:
- Komodo - SUMIT-EPIC SBC featuring an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
- Ocelot - SUMIT-104 SBC featuring an Intel Atom™ processor Z5xx
- VL-EPMs-E1 - SUMIT-104 network interface module with PCI Express Mini Card socket
- VL-EPMs-PS1 - SUMIT-104 in-stack power supply module
The VL-EPMs-U1 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 VL-EPMs-U1 will begin shipping in May with pricing from $155 to $280 (depending on model) 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.