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September, 18, 2002 10:20am


MSMW104+: IEEE-1394- (Firewire) Board in PC/104plus Format

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

Luterbach/Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC, one of the world‘s leading companies in the embedded computer market, adds a powerful IEEE-1394- (firewire-) controller for two channels to its large portfolio of PC/104plus boards. The new 32-bit PCI-Bus board “MSMW104+“ is based on the IEEE-1394 controller chip TSB43AB22 by Texas Instruments and provides a data rate of up to 400 Mbit/s across a maximum distance of 4.5 meters. The MSMW104+ is equipped with two firewire connectors and thus allows 63 network nodes to be connected. The PC/104plus board has a hot-plug interface and supports plug&play technology. Auto recognition and device configuration – for which no adjustments to the board are required – ensure a robust operation and a high reliability. The MSMW104+ runs under the most common operating systems like Windows2000/XP and Linux. It is the ideal solution to connect high speed devices like digital camcorders, audio or video recorders, CD/DVD drives, hard disks, printers, scanners, and other external storage devices to an embedded system.  
Further technical features are its small dimensions of only 90 mm x 96 mm x 15 mm (L x W x H) and its high MTBF (mean time between failure) value of more than 100,000 hours. The board requires a 5 V power supply and operates within a temperature range of -25°C to 70°C. The typical current consumption is 150 mA. The MSMW104+ works with all common PC/104plus CPU boards. 
With a BIOS extension the latest CPU products by DIGITAL-LOGIC can also boot from a firewire hard disk or CD. Furthermore, the segment length can be extended by using repeaters while the firewire network can be widened to a maximum of 1,000 segments by employing bridges. All segments consist of peripheral devices and can also hold an own CPU. Another advantage is the 12 V supply voltage of the bus. Many firewire devices therefore work without a separate power supply and only require one cable.  
Luterbach/Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC, one of the world‘s 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 PC’s. 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: 
DIGITAL-LOGIC AG (Manufacturer) 
Eliane Scherrer Telefon +41 (0)32 681 58 40 
Marketing Coordinator Fax +41 (0)32 681 58 01 
DIGITAL-LOGIC AG E-mail sales@digitallogic.com 
Nordstrasse 11/F URL www.digitallogic.com 
CH-4542 Luterbach  
Advanced Digital Logic Inc (USA Partner) 
Dieter Beck Telefon 858 490 0597 x 15 
Marketing Fax 858-490-0599 
Advanced Digital Logic Inc E-mail sales@adlogic-pc104.com 
4411 Morena Blvd., Suite 230 URL www.adlogic-pc104.com 
San Diego, CA 91117  
This news release and a photo can be accessed at: 
http://digitallogic.presseagentur.com or http://www.digitallogic.com