Carrier Board provides mass storage.

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IPM-ATA multi-purpose 3U extension board plugs into single slot and houses IDE 2.5 in. hard dirves, microdrives, or solid-state IDE FLASH or Compact FLASH drives. Up to 2 devices, configured as master and slave, may be plugged in. Standard IDE ribbon cable connects IPM-ATA to rear I/O transition module of master rear I/O CompactPCI backplane connector, where embedded SBC's secondary channel of IDE controller addresses it.



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Storage Solutions at the Ready with Inova's Latest Carrier Board



HYANNIS, MA., March 22, 2002 - Inova Computers, Inc. introduces a multi-purpose 3U mass storage extension board to plug into a single slot and house a variety of drives. Inova's IPM-ATA is a 3U carrier board that can be utilized for any combination of IDE 2.5" hard drives, microdrives, or more ruggedized solid-state IDE FLASH or Compact FLASH drives. Applications include: Embedded Systems; Robotics; Military; Environmental Management; Energy Management; Industrial Control and Automation; Traffic and
Transportation; Medical; Multiprocessing Environments.

Up to two devices, configured as master and slave, may be plugged into the IPM-ATA. A length of standard IDE ribbon cable connects the IPM-ATA to the rear I/O transition module of the Inova master rear I/O CompactPCI backplane connector, where the embedded single board computer's secondary channel of the IDE controller featured in all Inova CompactPCI SBCs addresses it. Configuring the mass storage devices in this way allows the operating system and/or application software to be exchanged without having to disassemble the 19" assembly. A further benefit is the ability to position the IPM-ATA almost anywhere
within the CompactPCI rack - a real plus if air circulation is an issue.

A PDF version of the full datasheet for this product is available for download at www.inova-computers.com.

About Inova Computers, Inc.
Inova Computers, Inc. manufactures and designs today's complete CompactPCI technology in a 3U or 6U single-slot solution. Inova's engineers have integrated more functionality into less space with a reduced number of components and sub-miniaturized fieldpacks. Inova's full line of CPU boards, I/O, power supplies, fieldbus piggyback, and development systems provide innovative solutions. They are available in 0 degree C to 70 degrees C with an extended temperature option of -40 degrees C to +80 degrees C for use in rugged and harsh embedded applications. Inova also offers a variety of software support products including Real-Time Systems based on RTOS technologies as well as Windows solutions. They are VxWorks, Windows NT, Windows CE, Embedded NT, QNX, OS-9000, and LP Electronics (which is a solution of Windows NT and VxWorks running concurrently).

For additional information, contact:
Joy Jordan, Director of Marketing
E-mail: joy.jordan@inova-computers.com
Tel.: 508.771.4415 Fax: 508.771.4346
www.inova-computers.com

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