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May 6, 2003 1:30pm


DIGITAL-LOGIC offers PC/104plus Interface Board with Eight Serial Ports

Contact Name: Eliane Scherrer
Contact Email: eliane.scherrer@digitallogic.com
WebSite: http://www.digitallogic.com/english/index.asp

With the PC/104plus compatible board MSMX104+ the Luterbach/Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC AG provides a highly integrated interface board with eight serial PCI ports and a multiplexed 32 bit address/data bus. Each port can be configurated individually for TTL, RS232 or RS485 signals and supports high data transfer rates up to 250 kbit/s. The compact board is based on the powerful 16C550 compatible PCI Bus UART EXAR XR17C158/V with eight channels, a  
64 byte transmit and receive FIFO, and automatic RTS/CTS, DTR/DSR and Xon/Xoff software flow control. It is the ideal solution for sensor and data acquisition applications in industrial environments.  
The PC/104 board hardware offers great flexibility and adaptability. Interface type, transfer rate, parity, data and stop bits can be selected and set individually for each port. Thus the board can be adapted optimally to the needs of the different applications. In addition, the board supports the full-duplex RS485 mode. A further feature is the individual disable function, which allows the user to disable unused ports to further reduce the power consumption. Because of its compatibility to serial PC standard interfaces the board works with common communication software and operating systems like Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.  
The 90 mm x 96 mm x 15 mm (L x W x H) sized board requires a 5 V power supply and operates within the standard temperature range of 0C to +70C at a relative humidity between 0% and 90%. Its typically current consumption is 250 mA. The periphery board is also available for the extended temperature range of 40C to +85C. The board is extremly robust and resists shock up to 10g and vibrations from 5 Hz to 2000 Hz. 
Luterbach/Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC, one of the worlds leading companies in the embedded computer market, was established in 1992 and is involved in the development, manufacture and international marketing of highly-integrated embedded PCs. The group has subsidiaries in Germany and France, and currently employs around 100 specialist staff world-wide. DIGITAL-LOGIC has received many awards and knows how to be at the cutting edge of technology with innovative, reliable products and realises economical PC solutions for demanding applications. The ISO9001 certified company develops miniature computer systems based on the Intel architecture with x86 and Pentium processor performance. The product range comprises the standard products with embedded computer modules (smartModules) and boards (PC/104, EBX, Slot-PC), as well as customised embedded computers and MICROSPACE computer systems. 
For further information, please contact: 
Eliane Scherrer 
Marketing Coordinator 
Nordstrasse 11/F 
CH-4542 Luterbach  
Telephone +41 (0)32 681 58 40 
Fax +41 (0)32 681 58 01 
E-mail sales@digitallogic.com 
URL www.digitallogic.com 
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