SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampro Computers, Inc., a
leading supplier of standards-based computer systems, single board
computers (SBCs), and computer-on-modules (COMs), shatters the
previously-impenetrable 1 GHz barrier for rugged PC/104-size modules while
remaining true to form factor standards. In order for military, avionics,
transportation, and industrial system manufacturers to leverage existing
enclosures while upgrading performance, Ampro's new 1 GHz CoreModule(TM)
800 achieved a number of technological breakthroughs in fitting a complete
CPU subsystem with I/O, PCI- 104 bus expansion, and network interfaces
without violating the required 3.550" x 3.750" (90 x 96 mm) board outline.
Featuring the 1 GHz Intel(R) Celeron(R) M 373 processor from -40 degrees to
+85 degrees C without a CPU cooling fan on a 0.120" thick PCB with optional
conformal coating, CoreModule 800 defines "rugged" for applications that
insist on the highest reliability available within the most confined spaces
and harshest environments where failures are not tolerated.
"The rugged design heritage at Ampro has created a masterpiece in the
CoreModule 800," said Joanne Mumola Williams, president and CEO of Ampro.
"Whether operating under an aircraft wing, attached to the side of a
locomotive, or mounted behind the display of a military tank, the
CoreModule 800 is the next in a long line of rugged PC/104 CPUs that system
OEMs and integrators have relied upon since Ampro invented the stackable
PC/104 CPU in 1991."
The 1 GHz CoreModule 800 joins the existing 800 MHz Celeron M
configuration to give developers a choice of performance, power
consumption, and price points that best suit a particular application. Up
to 1 GB of DDR 333 RAM is supported, along with (2) RS-232/422/485 serial
ports, (2) USB 2.0 ports, Intel(R) 82541 Gigabit Ethernet, integrated
graphics with LVDS LCD support, IDE, a shared parallel / floppy port, PS/2
keyboard and mouse interface, and AMI BIOS. Bus expansion is provided by
the standard PCI-104 connector (PCI bus). For use with off-the-shelf PC/104
(ISA bus) modules, Ampro offers MiniModule(TM) ISA, which contains a
PCI-to-ISA bridge. For product information, please visit the CoreModule 800
product page on Ampro's Web site.
QuickStart Kits for these products include cables, I/O board with
PC-style connectors, 512MB DDR RAM, plus device drivers and Board Support
Packages (BSPs) for Windows(R) XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE, QNX(R),
VxWorks(R) and a full Linux(R) 2.6 distribution.
The PCI-104 specification is managed by the PC/104 Consortium
Pricing and Availability
The 1 GHz CoreModule 800 PCI-104 module is available within 30 days.
Prices for the 800 MHz and 1 GHz models range from $800's to $1,000's in
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About Ampro Computers, Inc.
Ampro Computers, Inc. is a leading global provider of modular embedded
computing solutions for OEM applications. Ampro's mission is to provide
time saving solutions for embedded systems designers that accelerate the
product deployment process. Ampro pioneered the embedded PC industry
creating the popular PC/104 and EBX standards, and recently co-invented the
new EPIC and EPIC Express standards. Ampro offers the ReadySystem,
ReadyPanel, and MightySystem Computers as complete turnkey industrial
computer solutions, ETX and XTX Computer-on-Modules, PC/104-compatible
CoreModule CPUs and MiniModule I/O expansion products, EBX form factor
LittleBoard single-board computers (SBCs), EPIC form factor ReadyBoard
SBCs, and Mini-ITX form factor MightyBoard SBCs. For more information about
Ampro Computers, please visit http://www.ampro.com.
NOTE: AMPRO is a registered trademark and CoreModule, LittleBoard,
Little Board, MightyBoard, MightySystem, MiniModule, ReadyBoard, ReadyPanel
and ReadySystem are trademarks of Ampro Computers, Inc. All other
trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective
SOURCE Ampro Computers, Inc.