VersaLogic Introduces RoHS-Compliant PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer

VersaLogic Corp. today released its first RoHS-compliant embedded single board computer. The PC/104-Plus "Lynx" board meets the requirements of the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive (2002/95/EC). The board was developed after considerable research and testing with lead-free components, solder, and new manufacturing processes. In addition, VersaLogic worked closely with its vendors to evaluate and certify the plating of all components in order to address tin whisker concerns in long-term applications.

Eugene, OR - VersaLogic Corp. today released its first RoHS-compliant embedded single board computer. The PC/104-Plus "Lynx" board meets the requirements of the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive (2002/95/EC). The board was developed after considerable research and testing with lead-free components, solder, and new manufacturing processes. In addition, VersaLogic worked closely with its vendors to evaluate and certify the plating of all components in order to address tin whisker concerns in long-term applications.

This board is targeted at vehicular/aircraft controls, medical equipment, and other OEM applications in the European market. It is especially suited for embedded control applications requiring a very small footprint, which the 3.55" x 3.775" board provides. Since it does not include on-board video circuitry, it is most applicable to headless applications in process monitoring, data acquisition, communications routing, or safety monitoring of critical systems.

The Lynx features the AMD Élan SC520 processor, an x86-compatible (486-class) CPU. Standard on-board features include 64 MB Soldered-on SDRAM, 4 COM ports, Ethernet, IDE, LPT, two counter/timers, floppy interface and keyboard/mouse ports. The PC/104-Plus interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules. Standard pass-through connectors allow the board to be used either above or below PC/104 add-on modules. It may also be used as a CPU module for larger system, by plugging it into a proprietary base board that includes user I/O circuitry.

As with other VersaLogic embedded computer boards, the Lynx includes a customizable, OEM-enhanced BIOS that is field-upgradeable. It is designed to work with embedded operating systems including Windows CE, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, DOS, and other real-time OSs.

The Lynx, part number VL-EPM-4g, is currently available from stock. Pricing is $425 in OEM quantities. For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or info@versalogic.com, or visit their on-line catalog at www.VersaLogic.com.

About VersaLogic Corporation

A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Product lines include EBX, PC/104, EPIC, and STD 32 Bus. Their 5-year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Industry-wide surveys rated the company as a "Platinum" level embedded board vendor for the last three years. For more information, visit the web site at www.VersaLogic.com.