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VersaLogic announces SATA expansion module for SUMIT products

VL-EPHs-S1 - Sumit-micro SATA Expansion ModuleEugene, OR — Sept. 27, 2011 — VersaLogic Corp., an Oregon-based embedded computer company, today announced the release of a new expansion module that provides SATA interface capabilities for any SUMIT™-based embedded system. With a small footprint, simplified interface, and extensive ruggedization, the VL-EPHs-S1 is an ideal solution for all SUMIT-based applications that require SATA capabilities.

The VL-EPHs-S1 expansion module utilizes the SUMIT interface standard developed by the SFF-SIG™. Based on the new SUMIT-micro™ format, the VL-EPHs-S1 mezzanine card is 1/3 the width (90 mm x 32 mm) of standard PC/104™ modules (90 mm x 96 mm). SUMIT-micro boards attach to the SUMIT connector and are secured via two mounting holes using standard standoffs.

"The SUMIT-micro format leverages the signaling flexibility of the SUMIT interface to provide cost-effective expansion options for small form factor embedded systems," said Len Crane, President of VersaLogic. "The VL-EPHs-S1 adapter module provides OEMs with plug-in SATA capabilities for any SUMIT-based embedded system."

The VL-EPHs-S1 expansion module provides SATA signals via the PCIe lane of the SUMIT-A connector. The on-board SATA controller supports two SATA drives in normal, RAID 0 (Fast), or RAID 1 (Safe) configuration. The two standard latching SATA connectors are compatible with traditional rotating drives, as well as solid-state SATA drives. An on-board BIOS extension enables booting from SATA devices. Standard drivers are available for compatibility with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX. The VL-EPHs-S1 is designed for full industrial (-40º to +85ºC) temperature operation, is IPC-A-610 Class 2 and RoHS compliant, and meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration for use in harsh environments.

This new SUMIT-micro expansion module 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 additional services.

VersaLogic's SUMIT-micro expansion modules can be used to complement any SUMIT-based SBC including VersaLogic's PC/104-sized Intel® Atom™ Z5xx or EPIC™-sized Intel Core™2 Duo single board computers. The VL-EPHs-S1 expansion module is available now. Pricing is around $68.00 in OEM quantities. Contact Sales@VersaLogic.com or visit www.VersaLogic.com for more information.

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™, PCI-104™, 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.