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PC/104 system with onboard Ethernet and video

23 October 2002 Computer/Embedded Technology

Ampro Computers, a leading supplier of PC/104 and EBX single board computers for non-back-plane embedded systems, has announced the CoreModule 400 PC/104 single board computer, said to be the first new 486-based PC/104 CPU in years based on a new processor from a major microprocessor supplier. Ampro says that the announcement means that PC/104 users can count on the availability of 486-based PC/104 systems for the next five to 10 years or more.

The CoreModule 400 PC/104 single-board system is a state-of-the-art, high-integration x86-based computer on a single PC/104 board based on STMicroelectronics' new 133MHz STPC Atlas processor. It provides complete embedded PC functionality, including Ethernet and video interfaces. Standard features include processor, 64 MB on-board SDRAM memory, two RS232 serial ports (one with RS485 capability), EPP/ECP parallel port, USB port, floppy and Ultra/DMA 33 EIDE disk interfaces, 10/100BaseT Ethernet and high-resolution 2D video with CRT and TFT flat panel interfaces.

The module offers two types of solid-state disk interfaces, with a Bytewide socket supporting DiskOnChip 2000 devices as well as a Type II Socket supporting CompactFlash devices.



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