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Advantech introduces first direct soldered CPU CompactPCI cards

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Advantech has released its first direct soldered CPU CompactPCI cards, the redesigned MIC-3321 series. These are single and double layer 3U cPCI CPU cards, engineered for high performance and reliability in critical applications. There are a variety of models to choose from in this new series, depending on user needs. 

The basic features of all models include an RS-232 port, two USB ports, two LAN port, and a VGA port. For space demanding requirements, the MIC-3321 can be ordered as single layered design. There is also support for CPUs ranging from the high performance Intel Pentium M 2.0 GHz, to a Celeron M 800 MHz CPU. 

The MIC-3321 series of cPCI cards are designed with directed soldered CPU and memory, providing the units with less weight, and higher shock and vibration resistance than traditional socket devices. When Advantech decided to redesign the MIC-3321 series, it wanted to try and fulfil some of the demanding requests that customers have for cPCI cards. Advantech is excited that it was able to achieve direct soldered CPU’s, and also be able to provide units as small as 4HP. In this new series of cards, there is a model to fulfil any application. 

MIC-3321 offers three different CPU grades, from the high performance MIC-3321 with Intel Pentium M 2.0 GHz, to the highly reliable MIC-3321C and MIC-3321L series with Intel Celeron M 1.0 GHz/800 MHz CPUs, which also tolerates a wider temperature range (-25°~70°C). 

Advantech’s new CompactPCI MIC-3321 CPU card series is targeted for use in mission-critical environments such as military applications and telecommunications. However, with such high reliability, these cards can be used wherever bullet-proof computing is required.

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