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February 28, 2002 8:00 a.m. MT

From parvus Corporation

parvus Ships New Compact Flash Carrier Board and IDE Device Controller for PC/104 Computer Systems

Contact Name: Mike Southworth, Corporate Communications
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 21, 2002 - parvus Corporation today announced the release of its Compact Flash & IDE Adapter module, a versatile PC/104 board that serves as both a (1) carrier for a Compact Flash disk drive and a (2) controller for up to two IDE devices, such as hard disk or CD-ROM drives.  

The board gives a PC/104-based system a supplemental IDE (Intelligent Drive Electronics) controller that is configurable as either a primary or secondary controller to the CPU.  

The board supports adding a Compact Flash memory card drive through an onboard Compact Flash socket, which can be jumpered for Master or Slave settings. A 2.5" hard drive can be connected via its standard 44-pin 2mm connector. Because of the 16-bit PC/104 bus design, the board does not require a cable connection from a CPU board.  

The board can be used in a variety of rugged, mobile computing and embedded systems applications where program and data storage is desired. parvus products are commonly found in microcomputing devices used in the avionics/aerospace, defense, factory automation, light industrial, medical, telecom and transportation fields. 

* 44-pin 2mm IDE connector cable 
* Compact Flash socket 
* Small PC/104 form factor 
* Built-in IDE controller 
* 2.5" hard drive compatible 
* Rugged performance and environmental specs 
* 5V voltage operation 
* No external 40-pin cable needed 

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 chassis systems 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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