New Expansion to Men Micro, Inc.'s 3U CPCI SBC Product Line ....

WARMINSTER, Pa, September 2006 - MEN Micro, Inc., a world-renown provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for demanding industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has expanded its line of 3U CompactPCI (CPCI) single board computers (SBC) to include one of the first boards to use the new Intel 2.16 GHz
Core 2 Duo processor.

The Core 2 Duo provides a 30% increase in performance with the same heat dissipation as compared to the Core Duo, making MEN Micro's new F17 SBC ideal for the most demanding embedded communication and industrial control applications as well as for mobile applications. These include computer monitoring, visualization and control, test and measurement, traffic and transportation as well as medical engineering and shipbuilding.

The single-slot F17 can function as a 32-bit, 33-MHz system board for CPCI and
CPCI Express systems or as a stand-alone board. The SBC is equipped with Intel's Mobile 945GM Express chipset that offers six PCI Express lines as well as two SATA lines, making the F17 ideal for applications with high communication requirements.

Standard I/O on the front panel includes a VGA connector, two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces connected via PCI Express as well as two USB 2.0 ports. Additional I/O functions, which include two DVI connections, a variety of UARTs and other USB 2.0 ports, can be added via side cards.

The F17 features 4 MB of L2 cache integrated into the Core 2 Duo and up to 4 GB of fast DDR2 DRAM. In addition, a CompactFlash slot can be equipped with a 1.8" hard disk offering unlimited memory space.

The board comes with various monitors for processor operation, board temperature and rear I/O as well as with board support packages for Windows, Linux, VxWorks and QNX.

The F17 is equipped with a tailored passive heat sink and its components have been soldered against shock and vibration according to applicable DIN, EN and IEC industry standards. In addition, the F17 can be conformally-coated to protect the board from humid or dusty environments. Because it employs components from the Intel Embedded Line, the F17 has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of five years.

The F17 is the newest expansion to MEN Micro's high-performance Intel-based low power family of interchangeable 3U CPCI SBCs and makes the new Core 2 Duo processor technology available for use in a wider range of harsh industrial applications.

Pricing for the F17 is $2,920. Delivery is two weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit
or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro, Inc., 750 Veterans Circle, Warminster, PA 18974; Phone: 215-956-1583; Fax: 215-956-1585; E-mail:

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About MEN Micro, Inc.
Since 1982, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom board-level solutions that are used throughout industrial embedded applications and harsh environments.

The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions that employ the highest technology and innovations. In addition, MEN Micro offers exceptional custom development and environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. The company's standard product range contains more than 100 different computer boards and systems with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software based on different PowerPC and Pentium platforms.

The company has more than 160 employees and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.

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