Pentium M Computer Board in PC/104-Plus Format: MSM855

Swiss-based DIGITAL-LOGIC offers a powerful Pentium M embedded computer board in PC/104-Plus format.

With the MSM855, Swiss-based DIGITAL-LOGIC offers a powerful Pentium M embedded computer board in PC/104-Plus format. Equipped with the scalable smartModule855, the customer can determine the performance and select among the Intel processors from Celeron M 300 up to Pentium M 755 with equivalent Pentium 4 performance from 600MHz up to fantastic 4.0GHz. The PC/104-Plus 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 are up to 1024MB of DDR RAM as main memory on the module available. CPU and memory are mounted exchangeable, but mechanically protected against vibrations and shocks.

The standard version further includes five USB-V2.0- (Universal Serial Bus) ports, an AC97 V2.3 compatible sound interface, a 100/10-Base-T port and interfaces for a CompactFlash card and an IDE hard disk. In addition, all necessary power supplies and a Microcontroller for advanced ACPI power management functions are integrated. For multimedia applications, the PC/104-Plus board provides a real 5.1 sound system with six output channels and two input channels. The MSM855 uses the "Extreme Graphic“ video controller, which is integrated in the Intel-855GME chip set, and supports DirectX 9 compatibility with video memory of up to 64MB. The video controller has two different video outputs, VGA-Analog and DVI/LVDS, to control two different monitors.

As all power saving functions of the Intel-855GME chip set are supported, the MSM855 only consumes between 10 watt and 25 watt (depending on the performances). The smartModule design ensures the thermal connection so that the computer module can be integrated optimally in the housing of the application. The MSM855 may be expanded by the PC/104 ISA or the PC/104-Plus PCI bus.

The Pentium M computer board is supplied by a voltage of 5V and runs under Windows CE/98/2000/NT4, Linux, QNX, RTXDOS etc. Equipped with a new 1-MB Flash BIOS the board allows to boot the operating system from different media such as hard disk, floppy disk, USB, PCCard, or LAN. The module operates at a standard temperature range of –25°C to +60°C. On request, the product is also available for an extended temperature range of –40°C to +70°C. The MSM855 is tested for shock and vibration, and is ideally suited for applications in the areas of navigation, telecommunications, computer periphery, medical and measurement technologies, the aerospace industry, automotive electronics, and in internet terminals.

Luterbach/Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC, one of the world's leading companies in the embedded computer market, was established in 1992 and is involved in the development, manufacture and international marketing of highly-integrated embedded PC’s. The group has subsidiaries in Germany, France and Japan, and currently employs around 130 specialist staff world-wide. DIGITAL-LOGIC has received many awards and knows how to be at the cutting edge of technology with innovative, reliable products and realizes economical PC solutions for demanding applications. The ISO9001 certified company develops miniature computer systems based on the x86 architecture from AMD Élan SC520 and Geode LX800 up to Intel Core2 Duo processors. The product range comprises the standard products with embedded computer modules (smartModules) and boards (PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI/104-Express, 3.5”, EPIC, EBX), as well as customized embedded computers and computer systems.