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March 18, 2002

From Arcom Control Systems

Arcom Announce New PC/104 Form Factor Single Board Computer for Demanding Comms Applications

Contact Name: Jenny McCrae
Contact Email: jmccrae@arcomcontrols.com
WebSite: http://www.arcomcontrols.com

Arcom Control Systems, Kansas City and Cambridge, England 28th February 2002 – today announced the launch of a new PC/104 form factor embedded processor board powered by the 133MHz AMD SC520 PC-compatible controller. The PEGASUS PC/104 board uses the General Software Embedded BIOS and has been designed for demanding embedded communications applications based on DOS, Windows CE .NET and Embedded Linux. The board can be fitted with up to 64Mbytes of soldered SDRAM, 16Mbytes of resident Flash and 128Kbytes of battery backed static RAM. For deeply embedded applications, low power fan-less operation and all-soldered memory improve reliability and minimize the need for field maintenance. The AMD SC520 (Am5x86) uses the local PCI bus to drive the high performance 10/100baseTx National Semiconductor MacPhyter Ethernet controller. The board also includes four 16C550 serial ports (RS-232, RS-422/485 and TTL), IDE, keyboard and printer port as well as a watchdog time for system monitoring. The use of standard connectors for the communication ports and Ethernet simplifies the integration into your OEM system solution. PEGASUS operates from a single +5v supply and typically requires 4.5W at 133MHz.  
 
As with all Arcom processors, the PEGASUS board is available with the most popular embedded operating systems pre-loaded and ready to run. Arcom’s award winning line of Development Kits include Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, Embedded Linux with IBM Java™ technology, QNX, VxWorks and ROM-DOS. These Development Kits offer you fully tested, supported and documented board support packages at no extra cost. 
 
About Arcom Control Systems (http://www.arcomcontrols.com) 
Arcom Control Systems, a Spectris company (LSE: SXS.L), is a leading supplier of embedded computer and communications technology to industry. Founded in 1982, Arcom Control Systems has developed a broad range of standard embedded hardware and software solutions for control, data acquisition and data delivery systems. From its design centers in Kansas and Cambridge England, Arcom is also able to offer Design Services to meet the needs of high volume OEM and specialized customer requirements. 
 
Marketing contacts for Arcom : 
 
Jim Shappell 
Arcom Control Systems Inc. 
7500 West 161st Street  
Stilwell 
KS  
66085 
US  
Tel: +1 (913) 549-1000 
Fax: +1 (913) 549-1001 
jshappell@arcomcontrols.com  
 
Jenny McCrae 
Arcom Control Systems Ltd 
Clifton Road 
Cambridge 
CB1 7EA 
UK 
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 411200 
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 410457 
jmccrae@arcomcontrols.com