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October 30, 2001

From WinSystems, Inc.

First -40 to +85-degrees Celsius STD Bus Pentium SBC

Contact Name: Emily Beckner

WinSystems' LPM-TX is the third in a series of new high-integration STD Bus single board computers (SBCs). The LPM-TX is a industrial-grade product based upon the Intel Tillamook Pentium processor. This board provides an upward migration path for STD Bus systems while maintaining hardware, I/O, and software compatibility over a full industrial temperature range. Key to all of WinSystems’ STD Bus SBCs is that they are based upon x-86 processors that support PC-compatible software, have long-term availability, and offer extended temperature operation. These boards are targeted at embedded applications including medical, transportation, test and instrumentation equipment, telecommunications, and machine control. 
The LPM-TX operates at a system clock speed of 166MHz and includes 16KB of code and 16KB of data cache plus a floating point processor for math-intensive applications. The low power, Intel Pentium processor with MMX technology allows the LPM-TX to be compatible with the installed base of applications for MS-DOS, Windows, Linux and other PC-compatible operating systems and executives. The LPM-TX is populated with either 32 or 64MB of surface mounted synchronous DRAM. The SDRAM is soldered directly to the LPM-TX's printed circuit board to improve reliability for applications subject to shock and vibration. 
The LPM-TX uses the Intel 430TX PCI chip set that contains the core logic to provide PC-compatibility for the I/O and bus interface logic including the keyboard controller, 16-channel interrupt controller, and real-time clock. Onboard peripherals are mapped in the same location as a PC-AT including seven DMA controllers, three 16-bit counter/timers, two interrupt controllers, keyboard controller, speaker port, and battery-backed real-time clock. Additionally, two independent serial channels each with RS-232 and optional RS-422/485 levels, USB port, LPT interface, floppy disk controller, EIDE hard disk interface and mouse port are provided. A precision power-fail reset circuit, activity LED, and watchdog-timer are also included. All of these features are included on a single, 4.5” x 7.0" STD Bus board. 
Onboard 32-pin socket supports up to a 288MByte M-Systems DiskOnChip® Flash memory device. This SSD solution is a viable alternative for fragile floppy and hard disk drives in harsh environmental applications. 
Its standard operating temperature range is from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius. Built to the IEEE 961 STD Bus form factor, it can operate as a standalone SBC or a customer can add off-the-shelf or user-designed STD Bus cards, PC/104 or PC/104Plus I/O modules to match their exact application. These three expansion methods allow the customer’s hardware solution to conform to open standard architectures without having to pay for expensive proprietary solutions. 
Delivery is from stock to three weeks. Please contact WinSystems' Application Engineering Group at 817-274-7553 or       Copyright © Arrick Publishing