Embedded Board accommodates global positioning system.

Press Release Summary:

GPS Carrier Board for PC/104-based embedded computer systems allows GPS receiver, such as Trimble ACE, Lassen SK II, or Motorola Oncore, to be mounted. It has dual CMOS-compatible TTL serial ports, 2 external battery-backup connections, low power consumption, 5 V operation, and dual signal connectors. By changing jumper settings, board can be configured to bypass PC/104 bus and use standard serial port to communicate with GPS board.

Original Press Release:

GPS Carrier Board from parvus Offers Low Cost GPS Packaging Solution for PC/104 Computer Systems

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - March 6, 2002 - parvus Corporation today announced the release of its GPS Interface module for PC/104-based embedded computer systems.

Designed as an inexpensive carrier board for a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver (sold separately), the module allows a GPS receiver (i.e. Trimble ACE, Lassen SK II, Motorola Oncore) to be mounted on the small, rugged PC/104 form factor (3.550" x 3.775").

It features dual CMOS-compatible TTL serial ports (Com1, Com2), two external battery backup connections, lower power consumption, and dual signal connectors. For systems development projects not using the PC/104 bus, the parvus GPS interface can be configured, by changing jumper settings, to bypass the PC/104 bus and use a standard serial port to communicate with the GPS board.

The board is suited for a wide variety of military, aviation, and commercial embedded applications from vehicle navigation, security, or location systems (i.e. in fleet management) to mobile applications that require navigation and data collection functionality.

* Dual Serial I/Os converted to RS-232 line drivers
* PC/104 AT bus
* Dual external power connectors
* Two signal connectors
* 0°C to +70°C operating range
* PC/104 form factor
* 3.550" x 3.775" dimensions
* 5V voltage operation

Formed in 1983, parvus Corporation is an ISO-9001 certified designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) PC/104 products for embedded control environments. Its rugged, compact circuit boards and chassis systems offer feature-rich, low-cost design solutions for military and commercial applications. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801-483-1533.

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