ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) a leading supplier of embedded computers, announced availability of the industry’s first Extreme Rugged[tm] system based on the Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor and GME965 chipset. The Ampro[tm] by ADLINK RuffSystem[tm] 840 integrates dual-core processor, RAM, graphics, networking, and PCI Express expansion in an Extreme Rugged enclosure that operates from -40 to +75 degrees Celsius.
“With its high level of integration, performance, reliability, and ruggedness, the RuffSystem 840 delivers performance leadership in extreme rugged computing,” said Jeff Munch, CTO. “Our customers are excited about the new rugged embedded system for use in a wide range of applications, such as military multifunction control such as C4ISR, mobile vehicle positioning, navigation, rugged data acquisition, and imaging devices.”
Designed from the start for extreme rugged environments RuffSystem 840 provides the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership (TCO) while improving time-to-market by integrating rugged designed boards and validating the complete system saving customer efforts in trial and error integration and validation on their own wasting time and money.
The RuffSystem 840 showcases the Intel® Core2 Duo L7500 1.66GHz 45nm processor with support for 4MB of on-chip L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB (front side bus), and two SODIMM sockets for up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The board’s built-in graphics display subsystem utilizes Intel’s GMA950 with 224MB of 64-bit video RAM, and can drive CRTs, flat panels, and wide screen digital TVs at resolutions of up to 2048×1536 including 1920×1080 at 85Hz (HDTV) on CRTs. An onboard video encoder adds TV-out capabilities such as HDTV (420p, 720p, and 1080i), Component, and S-Video.
The highly-integrated RuffSystem 840 also packs a broad complement of I/O, including two gigabit Ethernet ports, eight USB 2.0 channels, DVI, VGA, Multiple LVDS, HD audio, 4 serial ports, 2 supporting RS232/422/485, parallel interface, and two SATA II and one UDMA EIDE interfaces. The system also provides flexible expansion via Compact Flash socket, PCI Express Mini Card and Mini-PCI slot.
RuffSystem 840 follows closely in the footsteps of the RuffSystem 800, based upon the Ampro LittleBoard[tm] 800 which passed MIL-STD 810F testing for ruggedness and reliability in mission computer applications such as military, transportation monitoring and control systems, aviation, and other harsh environments. Designed to operate over an extended temperature range (-40 to +75 degrees C) to withstand stringent shock and vibration requirements RuffSystem 800 is in production with the Intel Pentium® M 1.4GHz, or optionally the Intel 800MHz or 1.0GHz Celeron M. RuffSystem 800 is available now and can be configured with Compact Flash, Seagate Extreme Environment Hard Disk Drive, or Solid State Drive.
The RuffSystem 840 and RuffSystem 800 are available at competitive prices and with a full range of popular embedded and desktop operating systems including a full Linux distribution (derived from Ubuntu), Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE 6.0, and VxWorks 6.x.
About ADLINK Technology, Inc.
ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).