Embedded Board accommodates global positioning system.

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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.



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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.

APPLICATIONS
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.

FEATURES/SPECIFICATIONS
* 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

ABOUT PARVUS
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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