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Feb 15, 2002

From VersaLogic Corporation

Compact PC/104-Plus Board Makes Great Ethernet Node

Contact Name: Kristin Allen
Contact Email: kallen@versalogic.com
WebSite: http://www.versalogic.com


Company: VersaLogic Corporation 
Technical Contact: Adrian Frost afrost@versalogic.com  
Telephone: (800) 824-3163 
For Immediate Release  
 
Compact PC/104-Plus Board Makes Great Ethernet Node 
 
Eugene, OR VersaLogic Corp. introduces their latest PC/104-Plus Single  
Board Computer, the Bobcat. This 586-class CPU module offers a great combination  
of small size, moderate processing power, fanless operation and fast Ethernet  
at a reasonable price.  
 
System designers can use the Bobcat alone as an Ethernet node or I/O processor  
card, or combine it with a plug-in video module for applications requiring  
a video display. Due to its small size the board has a wide range of potential  
applications including military, medical, gaming, semiconductor, and industrial  
automation. 
 
This PC/104-Plus module features the Elan SC520 CPU, a low-power 133 MHz  
586-class processor. VersaLogic's design team chose this processor because  
it offers the most robust OS and BIOS support, the longest term availability,  
the widest set of features and benefits, and the best reliability of the  
486/586 CPUs on the market today. 
 
The Bobcat features 10/100 Ethernet, 64 MB of system RAM and DiskOnChip  
flash socket. Standard I/O includes floppy, IDE, and four COM ports (two  
RS-232/422/485). The versatile re-programmable BIOS has special embedded  
features for OEMs. The board is software compatible with Windows, QNX,  
Linux, RT-Linux, and other popular RTOSs. The PC/104-Plus expansion site  
allows use of popular PC/104 and PC/104-Plus modules including SVGA, modem,  
A/D, PCMCIA, digital I/O, and other modules available from VersaLogic and  
a wide variety of other vendors.  
 
The Bobcat is designed for embedded systems requiring long product life-span/availability  
and high reliability. System designers choose VersaLogic boards such as  
the Bobcat for their high reliability features such as soldered-on RAM,  
watchdog timer, voltage sensing reset circuit, industrial long-life battery,  
and self-resetting fuses for keyboard and mouse power. Standardized components  
sourced from multiple vendors increase product longevity and reduce problems  
with obsolescence and upgrades. VersaLogic targets a minimum availability  
of 5 years for all of its embedded OEM products.  
 
The Bobcat will be featured at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco  
March 13-15 at VersaLogic's booth, #1547. 
 
This board is currently available from stock. Pricing is $381 in OEM quantities.  
For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or  
info@versalogic.com, or visit their on-line catalog at www.versalogic.com. 
 
About VersaLogic Corporation 
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1978, VersaLogic focuses  
on high-quality, board-level products for embedded applications. They offer  
PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX (8 x 5.75") Single Board Computer, and STD 32  
Bus product lines. VersaLogic's products have a broad range of applications  
including industrial control, military, medical instrumentation, and manufacturing  
automation. Their customers are OEM designers and integrators who build  
embedded systems. For more information about VersaLogic products visit  
www.versalogic.com, e-mail info@versalogic.com, or contact Applications  
Support at (800) 824-3163. 
 
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