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October 23, 2003

From Parvus Corporation

SpacePC® 2320 Computer Harnesses Pentium® Class Performance in a Low-Power, Fanless PC/104 Format

Contact Name: Mike Southworth
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com/news.htm


Parvus’ 2320 Series CPU offers low-cost 266MHz single board computer ideal for aerospace, industrial, and transportation systems 
 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — October 23, 2003 — Parvus® Corporation today announced the release of its SpacePC® 2320 Series CPU, an Intel® Pentium® MMX compatible embedded PC integrating a low-power NS Geode GX1 266MHz processor together with a wealth of peripheral and software support, all on a space-saving (3.550” x 3.775”) PC/104 form factor module. Product pricing is below $350/per board in volume orders of 100+ units.  
 
The module includes 128MB SDRAM and interfaces for 10/100 Ethernet, E-IDE, floppy, 2x USB, 2x Serial, LCD-TFT/ LCD-CRT video, AC97 sound, parallel, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, as well as a solid state disk (SSD) socket for non-volatile DiskOnChip® memory.  
 
The 2320 Series computer board is flexibly designed for high performance embedded applications that leverage either standard PC or real-time operating systems (RTOS), including Windows 95/98/NT/CE®, VxWorks®, QNX®, Linux® or ROM-DOS™. Available in both standard (0ºC to +60ºC) and extended temperature (-40ºC to +85ºC) versions, the 2320 Series makes an ideal platform for aviation, industrial, medical, military, and transportation computing applications, as it offers high performance processing (266MHz) together with very low power consumption (5.4W) and high reliability (no moving parts). A 300MHz version can also be purchased, if minimum order quantities are met.  
 
For rapid, out-of-the box implementation, this rugged x86 embedded processor is also available in a hardware development kit, which comes with the 2320 CPU module, 8MB DiskOnChip memory, POST code card, ROM-DOS operating system, cables and adapters - all pre-installed on a benchtop PC/104 development station (with CD-ROM drive, 1.44MB floppy drive, 2.5" IDE hard drive, 110-220V AC power supply, and PC/104-Plus/PCI/ISA backplane). Users can simply attach a keyboard, mouse, and monitor and they have all of the system resources of a typical desktop PC. ROM-DOS will even boot automatically from Flash or users can install their own operating system. 
 
While supplies last, a limited quantity of the SpacePC 2320 CPU is also available for free evaluation. Visit www.SpacePC.com for more information about the whole line of SpacePC PC/104 and PC/104-Plus CPU modules or call 800-483-3152 to place an order. The SpacePC CPU family includes six x86 (Intel®) compatible processor cards in 386, 486, 586, and Pentium® class models. 
 
ABOUT PARVUS 
Parvus Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and systems integrator of modular computer boards, enclosures, displays and embedded systems based on the PC/104 circuit board standard. Parvus offers rugged, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computing solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801.483.1533. 
 
NOTE FOR EDITORS 
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Parvus and SpacePC are registered trademarks of Parvus Corporation. All others are property of their respective owners. 
 
MEDIA CONTACT: 
Mike Southworth 
Parvus Corporation 
mike_southworth@parvus.com  
801-483-1533