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October 6, 2004 11:30am


MPC40B: MICROSPACE-PC40B from DIGITAL-LOGIC Mini PC without Fan for Mobile Applications

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

Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC presents the MICROSPACE-PC40B (MPC40B), a small sized computer with a remarkable large number of interfaces, protection class 50, and without cooling fan for many professional applications. The new MPC40B is based on the Intel Pentium M 738 processor with 1.4GHz, 2045kL2cache and 400MHz FSB, which shows a performance comparable with a 2.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor. 
The power saving function of the Intel? Pentium? M processor provides a dynamic CPU-clock adaptation to the application. In the slowest modus the CPU works with 600MHz, so the whole system only consumes a typical power of 35 Watt. The "Extreme Graphic" QXGA video controller, which is integrated in the Intel-855GME chip set with a video memory of up to 64 MB, is DirectX 9 compatible. The video controller has two different video outputs to feed two different monitors, one VGA (CRT) and one DVI, with the same or with different images. Instead of DVI, a SuperVideo output can be used. The main memory of the MPC40B is 512MB DDR RAM which may be expanded to a maximum of 1GB. 
The MPC40 offers the following interfaces: five high-speed USB V2.0 ports (Universal Serial Bus), one serial interface COM1, one parallel interface LPT1, two IEEE-1394 (firewire) interfaces, a LAN 100/10-Base-T port, three stereo sound outputs (six channels), an SPDif digital sound output with six channels, one stereo input, and a MiniPCI extension slot to plug in LAN- or other PCI extensions. Additionally supported functions are remote ON/OFF and an optional internal WLAN with an antenna on the back of the device. 
For the application of measurement boards, UMTS communication etc., there are two PCCard type I/II slots or one type III slot available. In addition to the large number of interfaces, they enable almost unlimited applications of the MPC40B. 
As mass storage a 2.5"-hard disk with a storage capacity of 20GB (max. 80GB) and a CD-RW/DVD-R drive are used. The hard disk is implemented rubber-cushioned and is therefore optimally protected from vibrations. Optionally, the standard hard disk is also available with an extended temperature range of 20C to +85C, which allows the user to run the MPC40B at a temperature range from 20C to +50C. In the low speed modus (600MHz) the computer may be also used at a temperature of 20C to +70C. 
The MPC40B is supplied by a voltage of 10V to 30V and can therefore be used in battery powered systems. It works with operating systems like Windows 2000/XP/XP Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, RTOS, QNX etc. The MICROSPACE?-PC40B is the ideal solution for measurement applications, for mobile use in vehicles, ships, airplanes etc., security and surveillance systems, and many other applications.  
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 and computer systems. 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, the new XScale technology and Pentium processor performance. The product range comprises the standard products with embedded computer modules (smartModules) and boards (PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, Slot-PC), as well as customized embedded computers and 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