Parvus Combines Low-Power 5×86 AMD™ CPU with Dual 10/100 Ethernet Controllers and Quad Serial Ports in SpacePC® 4200 PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer

(PRWEB) November 22, 2003

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – November 20, 2003 –

Parvus® Corporation today unveiled its SpacePC® 4200 CPU, a fanless 5×86 class PC/104-Plus processor board based around the 32-bit AMD™ Élan™ SC520 microcontroller. The product is priced at $ 314/each in volume orders of 100+ units.

Operating at clock speeds of 133MHz with a typical power consumption of only 4.6W, the 4200 Series module integrates two (2) 10/100MBps Fast Ethernet controllers and four (4) serial ports (2 RS-232, 2 RS-232/422/485) to provide embedded systems in aerospace, industrial, medical, and transportation applications with a rich network and communication feature set.

Other standard onboard peripherals include a bi-directional EPP/ECP parallel port, EIDE hard drive interface, speaker port, AT keyboard and PS/2 mouse interfaces, real-time clock, watchdog timer, and two additional 16-bit counter/timers.

To enhance reliability, the module does not require any active cooling, has no moving parts and comes equipped with 64MB of soldered SDRAM memory. Available in both standard (0ºC to +60ºC) and extended (-40ºC to +85ºC) temperature rated versions, the 4200 Series incorporates an IDE controller that supports the use of rugged Solid State Disk (SSD) devices, such as DiskOnModule®, CompactFlash®, and ATA Flash drives to securely store user data in harsh environmental conditions were standard devices do not reliably operate.

This space-saving (3.550” x 3.775”) PC/104-Plus CPU module also includes drivers for both Windows® and Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), such as Linux®, QNX® and VxWorks®. It integrates both the PC/104 (ISA) and PC/104-Plus (PCI) buses, enabling the 4200 Series to be easily stacked on top of other PC/104 add-on modules (i.e. video accelerators, frame grabbers, and digital I/O boards). Its BIOS is stored in a 1MB EPROM, which comes pre-loaded with a ROM-DOS™ kernel to facilitate rapid implementation.

While supplies last, a limited quantity of the SpacePC 4200 CPU is available for free evaluation. Visit for more information about the whole line of SpacePC products or call 800-483-3152 to place an order.


Parvus Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and systems integrator of modular computer boards, enclosures, displays and embedded systems based on the PC/104 circuit board standard. Parvus offers rugged, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computing solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit or call 801.483.1533.


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