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January 15, 2002 8:00 a.m.

From parvus Corporation

parvus Releases Power Distribution Vx for High Efficiency, Intelligent Power Management

Contact Name: Mike Southworth, Media Relations
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com/datasheet/DS.asp?PrimaryPart=PRV-0975X-01


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — JANUARY 15, 2001 
parvus Corporation, an executive member of the PC/104 Consortium, today unveiled the Power Distribution Vx, a maximum efficiency 90-watt DC-to-DC power conversion board, designed with intelligent power management features for PC/104-based computer systems. 

 
The latest addition to parvus’ family of PC/104 power management products, the Power Vx features greater than 90 percent operating efficiency, a wide input voltage range (9-60 volts), improved temperature management, and low noise production.  

 
For applications requiring intelligent power management, the Power Vx also offers the ability to read incoming voltage and local temperature, as well as automatically shut itself down.  

 
As a multiple output, high current capacity (18 Amp continuous) power supply, the Power Vx brings all voltages to the PC/104 bus for usage. 

 
FEATURES
 
* +5 VDC output, 18 Amp 
* +12 VDC output, 2.0 Amp  
* -5 and -12 VDC output 500 mA 
* Battery input  
* Reverse polarity protection on input  
* Wide input voltage range (9-60 volts) 
* Voltage output to PC/104 bus and auxiliary screw clamps 
* 12-bit external input voltage monitoring 
* Local temperature monitoring 
* Shutdown capability 
* LED status indicators 
* 90 Watt 
* 90%+ operating efficiency 
* -40ºC to +85ºC operating range 
* Low noise/low ripple 

 
COMPATIBLE HARDWARE
 
Manufactured in compliance with PC/104 form factor requirements, the Power Vx is designed to work with any PC/104 spec circuit board. Its wide voltage input range and PC/104 voltage support (+/- 5 Vdc; +/- 12 Vdc) make the Power Vx simple to integrate with most system applications. 

 
APPLICATIONS
 
The Power Vx is ideal for embedded microcomputers in devices for the avionics/aerospace, defense, factory automation, light industrial, medical, telecom and transportation fields - including mission critical systems that require high reliability, zero down time, and large, multiple voltage input stacks.  

 
ABOUT PARVUS
 
Formed in 1983, parvus Corporation is an ISO-9001 certified designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) PC/104 products for embedded control environments. Its rugged, compact circuit boards and mechanical components offer feature-rich, low-cost design solutions for military and commercial applications. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801-483-1533.  

 
 
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