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Rugged Efficient Atom-Based System Targets Harsh Applications

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A high-reliability Atom-based rugged system integrates a high-efficiency processor, RAM, graphics, networking, serial I/O and PC/104-Plus expansion into an Extreme Rugged enclosure, capable of operating in extreme temperatures at full CPU speed. The RuffSystem 735 by Adlink Technology is designed for mission-critical applications where other systems would fail, such as military vehicles, transportation control and field monitoring. The system excels in high-vibration mobile applications. Leveraging Ampro by Adlink Extreme Rugged boards and having no moving parts, these systems run reliably for years and years with absolutely zero maintenance. In remote mobile applications, this translates to mission success.

The RuffSystem 735 features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor N270, up to 2 Gbytes of DDR2 RAM, and Intel GMA 950 graphics core supporting display resolutions of up to 2048x1536 at 75Hz. A broad range of I/O includes one Gigabit and one Fast Ethernet port (dual GbE in Q3), four USB 2.0 ports, stereo audio, four serial ports (two supporting RS-232/422/485), and parallel port. Storage is provided by an internal conventional or solid-state drive (SSD) via SATA interface and a CompactFlash socket. The system also provides flexible expansion with PCI Express Mini Card slot and PC/104-Plus interface.

A military version, the MilSystem 735, provides the same level of ruggedness as the RuffSystem 735, but uses MIL-STD-D38999 connectors in place of the standard PC connectors found on the RuffSystem. Both systems are fanless, designed to meet MIL-STD-810 shock and vibration, and operate at full speed in an extended operating temperature range of -40° to 75°C. The RuffSystem and MilSystem 735 are available at competitive prices with Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS or Windows XP Professional preinstalled. The systems also support a full range of additional embedded and desktop operating systems, including VxWorks.

ADLINK Technology, San Jose, CA. (408) 495-5557. [www.adlinktech.com].