VersaLogic introduces the Manx, a compact, rugged PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer

Manx (EPM-15) SBC

Apr. 13, 2009

Eugene, Oregon — VersaLogic Corp., a Eugene, Oregon based embedded computer company, announced today that it will begin shipping a new PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) for embedded OEM applications. The "Manx" is a mid-range SBC featuring a highly efficient AMD Geode LX 800 processor. The product is function and pin-out compatible with VersaLogic's older Puma SBC, offering customers a higher performance migration path from that popular product. The new Manx incorporates mid-range processing speed (500 MHz) with very low power consumption (less than 5 watts). The ACPI suspend-to-RAM state feature reduces power draw to an incredible 0.2 watts between active sessions.

This high-reliability fanless design is available in both standard (0° to +60°C) and extended (-40° to +85°C) temperature versions. The low power consumption, compact design, and soldered-on RAM make the Manx an ideal choice for demanding embedded computing applications in markets including defense, aerospace, medical equipment, and industrial automation.

The Manx has standard on-board features that include 256 MB of soldered-on DRAM, 10/100 Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, LPT port, IDE interface, three COM ports, and analog audio. A CompactFlash® socket provides reliable, high-capacity on-board storage with no moving parts. Integrated high-performance video capabilities support simultaneous analog VGA and LVDS output at resolutions up to 1600x1200 with 32-bit color and MMX™ + 3DNow!™ graphics for video-intensive applications. The PC/104-Plus expansion interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules.

Len Crane, President of VersaLogic, noted, "The Manx provides a great migration path for existing customers, or an opportunity for new customers to realize the benefits of a moderately priced x86 CPU board with very low power draw."

As with other VersaLogic embedded computer boards, the Manx features a Phoenix Software (formerly General Software) reprogrammable BIOS which supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase security applications, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions.

The Manx is fully RoHS-compliant and compatible with a variety of popular embedded operating systems, including Windows CE/XP, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

Customization of the Manx is available, even in low OEM quantities. Options include conformal coating, BIOS customizations, revision locks, custom labeling, high-G shock and vibration treatment, custom testing and screening, etc.

The Manx will be available in production quantities in June. Pricing is about $550 in OEM quantities. For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or info@versalogic.com, or visit the on-line catalog at www.VersaLogic.com.

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™. VersaLogic has received the coveted Platinum level vendor rating from VDC Research Group, Inc., for five consecutive years. VersaLogic is ISO 9001:2008 certified and was one of the first companies in North America to be registered to the 2008 standard. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.

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