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June 22, 2004

From Eurotech SpA

Eurotech presents a Reliable Low-cost Celeron PCI-104 Embedded CPU Module for Ruggedized Systems

Contact Name: Andrea Cargnelutti
Contact Email: a.cargnelutti@eurotech.it
WebSite: http://www.eurotech.it/

Eurotech today announces that a new rugged and low-cost PCI-104 form-factor CPU module will soon be released: the CPU-1850. 
This new Eurotech single board computer will be developed around the PCI-104 bus. PCI-104 is a PCI-only architecture that accommodates the advances of PCI devices and the advantage of the high-speed PCI bus in a small rugged form factor. 
Designed to operate reliably in harsh environmental conditions, including vibration and extreme temperature ranges, the CPU-1850 will be an inexpensive solution suitable for transportation, aerospace, and military applications. 
The CPU-1850 will feature the new Ultra Low Voltage BGA Celeron® 400MHz processor and its Intel® 815E chipset with 100MHz maximum bus frequency. With very low power consumption, the Celeron processor will not require any fan cooling, which will make it especially suited for embedded computing applications. A SODIMM memory socket will be integrated onboard, enabling up to 256MB of PC100-133 SDRAM to be installed. 
This CPU module will feature 4 USB ports, 1 Fast Ethernet interface (10/100Mbps), 2 Serial ports, 1 Parallel port, 1 Floppy port, 1 VGA interface, LVDS LCD/Flat panel interface, 1 AC97 BUS, Auxiliary Power, Keyboard and Mouse connectors and an Ultra DMA IDE controller that supports any type of IDE Flash devices (DiskonModule®, CompactFlash® and Flash Disk).  
The CPU-1850 will also provide support for Watchdog management and a Real Time Clock (external backup battery) and can be customized to meet specific customer needs. 
Eurotech develop and market complete embedded solutions: Single Board Computers and add-on modules compliant with the PC/104, PC/104-Plus and CompactPCI market standards. 
Innovative technology and specific know-how allow Eurotech to provide OEM products for system integrators (ASES: Application-Specific Embedded Systems). Based on a PCx86 open architecture, these products guarantee a very short time-to-market by consistently reducing the interval between the starting idea and the finished product. Besides, they take in charge the whole problem of device implementation, leaving the integrator free to concentrate on the main project.  
PC architecture allows to select the processor’s performance (ranging from 386SX to Pentium III) and to install any of the operating systems available on the market (Windows XP Embedded, CE-Net, Linux, QNX, VxWorks). Eurotech provides the CPU modules and the related Board Support Packages (BSP); the add-on modules come with device drivers that speed up the writing of the application software.  
Eurotech’s products are built using off-the–shelf components (COTS); nevertheless, they can be supplied in a rugged version, with features like tropicalization, extended temperature range, vibration resistance and so on, which ensure high reliability in harsh environments.  
Eurotech provides interesting applications in the field of intelligent transportation (ITS). We offer OEM solutions for vehicle location (AVL) and vehicle management (AVM), terminals for client assistance and information, while security is ensured by digital event recording (DVR). Specific interfaces can be implemented according to our customer’s requirements, including GPS/DGPS location devices, GSM/GPRS (vehicle WAN) and Wi-Fi 802.11a,b,g (vehicle LAN) radio communications, up to Bluetooth for peripheral devices.