BACKPLANE Systems Technology has released Digital-Logic's high-performance PC/104+ module, the MSMG1SEV. This new embedded PC is based on a passive cooled GX1 processor from National Semiconductor.
The highly integrated 300MHz Geode chip includes an x86 processor core, a display controller with 2D graphics accelerator, main memory and a PCI bus host controller.
This PC/104+ module provides all common standard PC interfaces including an AC97 compatible audio function, 100/10Base-T LAN interface (82551ER) and two Firewire ports (IEEE1394).
In addition, it features expandable memory (16MB to 256MB}) and a powerful SMI721 graphics controller with 4MB video RAM. The MSMG1SEV includes a CompactFlash socket for optional solid-state memory, two USB interfaces and RS232 and RS485 ports at COM1 and COM2.
The graphics controller offers resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels with 256 colours and enables the connection of a 36-bi LCD, VGA monitor and a TV in/output (NTSC/PAL).
The video controller supports dual screen and split screen mode if two monitors are connected.
The fast Firewire interfaces and powerful graphics controller make the MSMG1SEV an ideal solution for DVD applications in the automotive area, POI (points of interest) applications and for passenger entertainment in aircraft and trains.