PCI Mezzanine Card suits harsh environment displays.

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Based on Asiliant Technologies' 69030 HiQVideo(TM) Accelerator, PMC-DGX multi-featured graphics acceleration PCI Mezzanine Card drives SXGA displays in harsh environment console applications. Product has dual independent display capability that accommodates legacy analog CRT and DVI compliant digital video input, flat-panel displays. Unit provides graphics performance of 1600 x 1200 64 K color at 60 Hz. With 4 MB embedded SDRAM, unit supports 83 MHz operation.



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Thales Computers Introduces New Graphics PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) Adapter For Harsh Environment Displays



Raleigh, NC, June 2003 - Thales Computers, a leader in providing PowerPC and Pentium VME computing solutions to OEMs and system integrators, has introduced the PMC-DGX, a multi-featured graphics acceleration PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) ideal for driving SXGA displays in harsh environment console applications. The new PMC-DGX features dual independent display capability that can accommodate both legacy analog CRT and DVI compliant digital video input, flat-panel displays.

Product Details
The new PMC-DGX, based on Asiliant Technologies' 69030 HiQVideo(TM) Accelerator, provides state-of-the-art graphics performance: 1600 x 1200 64K color at 60 Hz. In Dual View Display mode, it is able to display either the same image on two displays, separate images on each display, or a single image spanning both displays. With 4 MB of embedded SDRAM, the new PMC is able to support 83 MHz operation (up to 664 MB/sec frame buffer bandwidth).

The PMC-DGX is available for convection-cooled (SA and RA class boards) or conduction-cooled (ruggedized RC class boards, operating temperature -40°C to 85°C; -40°F to 185°F) environments. For the convection-cooled SA and RA class boards, connections are via a standard DVI-1 style front-panel connector. The conduction-cooled (RC) version of the PMC-DGX is validated featuring CRT connections via the P4 connector.

The new single-slot graphics acceleration PMC incorporates a 66/33 MHz, 32-bit target interface, with 3.3 V signaling (5 V compliant). A 32-pin PLCC BIOS socket can support a Flash EPROM with BIOS to enable the board's use on a Wintel platform.

The firmware release of the Thales Computers PowerEngine VME PowerPC Single Board Computers (SBCs) supports the PMC-DGX in a terminal mode, making it unnecessary to use an external VT100 console when debugging application software, as well as during operation.

In addition to the Wintel platform, the PMC-DGX is supported by the Wind River WIND® ML 3.0 application-programming interface (API) on the Thales Computers PowerEngine and PENTX product families. Moreover, the new PMC will be supported by the Linux-ABI Hard Real-Time Operating System LynxOS release 4.0 by mid-2003.

For existing customers, the new PMC-DGX can seamlessly replace the older CPCIGx and GTX8 graphics PMC boards. Thales Computers' commitment to open standards and system-oriented solutions allows a smooth migration of existing programs to the new product, without a single change in the application software binaries, through the use of X Windows and Wind ML APIs backed up by comprehensive SBA firmware support.

Pricing for the new PMC-DGX starts at $660. The new board is available now.

For more information about the new PMC-DGX or about any Thales Computers products, please visit Thales Computers' website at www.thalescomputers.com, or contact Thales Computers at 1-800-848-2330, fax 919-231-8001.

For more information, please visit Thales Computers' website at www.thalescomputers.com, or contact Thales Computers at 1-800-848-2330, fax 919-231-8001.

About Thales Computers: Thales is a world leader in professional electronics in three key markets: Aerospace, Defense and Information Technology & Services (IT&S). The Group employs 60,000 people in nearly 50 countries worldwide, and generated revenues of over Euros11 billion in 2002.

Thales Computers is the leading developer of commercial and ruggedized VMEbus hardware and software solutions based on PowerPC and Pentium microprocessors. The company's products are optimized for a wide variety of applications in military, aerospace, communications and industrial markets and are in active use by customers worldwide, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Toshiba, EADS, British Aerospace, Ericsson, Alcatel and the Thales Group.

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