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May 10, 2004

From Parvus Corporation

Parvus Unveils its PC/104 Sonic Audio™ Board, a Low-Cost SoundBlaster Pro™-Compatible Sound Card

Contact Name: Mike Southworth
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com/datasheet/DS.asp?PrimaryPart=LIT-0231X-02


Parvus Audio Card Offers Powerful 2 Watts per Channel Output for Recording, Compressing and Playing Back CD Quality Sound  
 
SALT LAKE CITY – May 10, 2004 – Parvus® Corporation today announced its Sonic Audio™ SP, a low-cost, PC/104 form-factor sound card for embedded computer systems that provides two supplemental serial ports and an onboard parallel port. Fully compatible with Sound Blaster Pro™ and Microsoft Windows® audio standards, this plug-and-play audio card is capable of recording, synthesizing, compressing, storing, and playing back voice, sound and music. 
 
Based around ESS Technology's AudioDrive™ ES1869F chip, the Sonic Audio SP offers a 7-channel mixer and powerful 2 watts/per channel output to record, compress and play back CD quality output with programmable sampling frequencies of 4kHz up to 48kHz. Featuring four audio inputs and two outputs, the card supports full-duplex operation for simultaneous recording and playback using two DMA channels.  
 
FEATURES 
· Three External Stereo Inputs; One Mono Microphone Input 
· Two Outputs (one is amplified for driving 8-ohm load) 
· Two Serial Ports (1 RS-232, 1 RS-232/422/485) and One Parallel Port (26-pin) 
· Supports Windows® 3.x/9x/NT/2000/XP, OS/2, Linux®, VxWorks®, QNX®  
· 20-voice OPL3 Superset ESFM Music-Synthesizer 
· Compatibility: SoundBlaster™, SoundBlaster Pro™, Microsoft® PC 97/98, WHQL 
 
PRICING & AVAILABILITY 
This product is currently in stock and priced at $104/each in volume orders of 100+ units. 
 
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 
See http://www.parvus.com/news for high-resolution, downloadable artwork and MS Word copy of this announcement.  
 
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