PMC Card suits VME, CompactPCI, and PCI systems.

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Dual-channel AtlasPMC/1D is based on RADEON Mobility 9000 mobile graphics processor, which supports dual 2D, 3D, OpenGL, and DirectX compatible displays with up to 16.7 million colors. Processor includes 64 MB integrated memory, integrated video output, and quad-pipeline 2D/3D acceleration. AtlasPMC/1D displays analog VGA screen resolution up to 1,920 x 1,200, and can be configured to output DVI channels at resolution up to 1,600 x 1,200.



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New Atlas PMC Card Combines ATI Graphics Engine with Dual Head VGA and DVI



Leesburg, VA July 18, 2005, -- Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the first of a new series of dual-channel, high resolution PMC graphics controllers for VME, CompactPCI and PCI systems. The new AtlasPMC/1D is based on ATI Technologies' RADEON Mobility 9000 (M9) mobile graphics processor, which supports dual 2D, 3D, OpenGL, and DirectX compatible displays with up to 16.7 million colors (24 bpp). The M9 features 64 MB of integrated memory, reduced-power optimizations, integrated video output, and quad-pipeline 2D/3D acceleration to reduce host processor overhead.

The AtlasPMC/1D is designed for use in 0°C to +70°C, operating environments. It simplifies the integration of high performance display graphics into VME and CompactPCI systems and displays analog VGA screen resolutions up to 1920x1200 over both of its front panel connectors. The card can also be configured to output dual digital video (DVI) channels at resolutions up to 1600x1200 (1920x1200 with reduced blanking intervals). TV video signal output (NTSC/PAL) is supported on the card's second channel and Sync-On-Green (SOG) can be enabled on both channels.

The PMC card's VGA/FCode BIOS enables AtlasPMC/1D to operate in virtually any x86, PowerPC, or SPARC system. Uniquely in the embedded computing marketplace, Curtiss-Wright provides software support across a broad range of operating systems including Linux, Windows, and Solaris operating environments. The board also features a number of unique design attributes including:
o M9 dual design provides VGA and DVI via the PMC front panel
o Uses DVI and MDR20 connectors that connect to standard DVI cables (MDR20 is DFP compatible)
o On-board 3V regulator for compatibility with all VME CPU boards
o Full Windows compatibility including power management and BIOS auto-detect
o Alternate version (AtlasPMC/1V) has dual front panel VGA connectors
o Support for non-interlaced, interlaced, and sync-on-green on both VGA/RGB channels
o PMC host interface is compatible with 32 and 64-bit PCI and PCI-X

"The AtlasPMC/1D is a single PMC card solution that will save system integrators time and valuable board slots," said Darwin Beckel, president and general manager of Subsystems Solutions, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "This cost-effective, high performance graphics card is the tip of the iceberg for a new benign-market graphics product line from Curtiss-Wright."

AtlasPMC/1D Key Features:
o ATI Technologies RADEON Mobility 9000 (M9) Visual Processor Unit
- 64 Mbytes integrated high-speed DDR SDRAM
- Hardware 2D and 3D (DirectX and OpenGL) acceleration
o Flexible Output Configurations
- Dual Interlaced/Non-Interlaced Analog outputs support resolution up to 1920x1200@24bpp and separate horizontal & vertical, composite, or sync-on-green
- Dual DVI outputs support up to 1600x1200@24 bpp or up to 1920x1200@24 bpp using reduced blanking intervals
- Second graphics channel can output NTSC, PAL, RS-170 and S-Video Video Output.
o VGA and FCode BIOS support
o Thermal sensor allows monitoring of board temperature
o Flexible power management capabilities
o PCI/PCI-X compliant, 32/64-bit 33/66/100/133 MHz capable
o Front Panel Connector Access for All Functions

Curtiss-Wright is unique in the embedded computing market in providing a full range of benign and rugged graphics anmd video products across PMC, VME, PCI, and CompactPCI boards for single, dual, and quad monitor applications. AtlasPMC is compatible with existing radar scan conversion and video-windowing products from the Curtiss-Wright product family that support complex command and control displays for graphics and multiple sources of real-time video.

Visit our website at www.cwembedded.com/ for more information.

Pricing for the AtlasPMC/1D is $1,750.00 US in single unit quantities.

Sales Inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Debie Burford, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Tel: (858) 689-7152; Fax: (858) 689-7156; e-mail: sales@cwcembedded.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright visit www.cwcembedded.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.

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