BACKPLANE Systems Technology will be exhibiting Digital-Logic's MSM855, the first Pentium M computer board in PC/104plus format, at Automate Melbourne 2004.
This compact module uses the recently developed smartModule855 Pentium M processor with clock rates of 0.6GHz to 1.6GHz.
Equipped with a 1MB L2 cache the 1.6GHz Pentium M shows a capability comparable with a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 processor.
The PC/104plus computer is based on the Intel 855GME chip set with 400MHz front side bus and provides all standard PC interfaces such as COM1/2, LPT1, a floppy interface, an IrDA interface, and two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard.
There is up to 1024MB of DDR RAM as main memory on the module available.
For multimedia applications, the PC/104plus board provides a real 5.1 sound system with six output channels and two input channels.
The MSM855 uses the "Extreme Graphic" video controller and also features two different video outputs, VGA analogue and DVO/LVDS, to control two different monitors.
The MSM855 only consumes between 6 and 24 watts (depending on the processor speed). The Pentium M computer board has a power consumption of 5V and operates with Windows CE/98/2000/NT4, Linux, QNX and RTXDOS.
The module operates at a standard temperature range of 20°C to +50°C and an extended temperature range of -20°C to +85°C.
The MSM855 is tested for shock and vibration, and is suitable for applications in the areas of navigation, telecommunications, computer periphery, medical and measurement technologies, the aerospace industry, automotive electronics, and in internet terminals.
For more information on the MSM855 visit Backplane Systems on Stand A39 at Automate Melbourne 2004.