CPU Card suits industrial applications.

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Powered by ULV Celeron® 650 MHz CPU, MIC-3316 employs fanless design with on-board 512 Kb battery-backup RAM, Timer IRQ, RS-485 with auto flow control, hot-swappable CompactFlash® socket, and rear I/O. Standard CompactPCI® card has 3U form factor and provides up to 384 Mb SDRAM, 2 RS 232/422/485 ports, 2 USB ports, 2 CompactFlash® sockets, one 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, DVI-I connector, 2.5 in. hard drive bay, and watchdog timer.

Original Press Release:

Advantech's New CompactPCI® MIC-3316 CPU Card is Designed for Applications Where Reliability is Essential

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 28, 2005) - Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group is proud to release the MIC-3316, a 3U CompactPCI® card with an Ultra Low Voltage Celeron® 650 MHz CPU, up to 384MB SDRAM and industrial features for mission-critical industrial applications. Industrial features include a no-fan design, on-board 512KB battery-backup RAM, Timer IRQ, RS-485 with auto flow control, hot-swappable CompactFlash® socket and rear I/O.

The MIC-3316 has been engineered for diverse applications with several ordering options. The standard model comes with basic functions such as two RS 232/422/485 ports, two USB ports, two CompactFlash® sockets, one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, a DVI-I connector, 2.5" hard drive bay and watchdog timer. For more demanding requirements, the MIC-3316 can be ordered with a parallel port, audio ports, an external hot-swappable CompactFlash® socket, and with both front and rear I/O configuration. There is also support for CPUs ranging from ULV Celeron® 400 to ULV Pentium® III 933 MHz by request.

The MIC-3316 also features special functions like a Timer IRQ and battery-backup RAM. Timer IRQ is used to define intervals for interrupts directly by user programs, helping the MIC-3316 provide higher precision in timing control. On-board 512KB battery backup RAM allows developers to read and write important I/O data in RAM, so machine operation status can be maintained and recovered through power failure or other error conditions. With the rear I/O option, the MIC-3316 provides two RS-232/422/485 ports, a USB port, an Ethernet port, a VGA port and Keyboard/Mouse port. The MIC-3316's front panel RS-485 ports support auto-flow control function used to simplify serial communications.

The MIC-3316-650-A has a list price of $1450. It is available for purchase directly from Advantech or from one of Advantech's North American distributors at eAutomationPro.com.

For more information or to locate an Advantech distributor, visit eAutomationPro.com.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989). Address: 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

Web: eAutomationPro.com. Email: info@eAutomationPro.com

Brandon Rhoten
Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group
(513) 742-8895 x333
website: eAutomationPro.com

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