SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

September 16, 2009 10:00 ET

Parvus Offers ISIS XL Rugged PC/104+ SBC With Intel Z520PT Industrial Temp Package Atom Processor

Extended Temperature Range, Low Power and High Performance Make ISIS XL Ideal for Military and Aerospace Applications

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - Parvus today announced the ISIS XL, a rugged PC/104+ Single Board Computer (SBC) module fitted with Intel's highest speed industrial temp package Atom processor (Z520PT) and Intel® System Controller Hub US15WPT for maximum reliability from -40 to +85C operation.

Designed specifically for extended temperature and harsh environment operation common to military and aerospace deployments, the highly reliable ISIS XL CPU board delivers the benefits of Intel's x86 architecture in a robust, ultra-compact fanless design with exceptional performance-per-watt. The card also features an Atmel Trusted Platform Module (TPM) device compliant with TCG v1.2 to enable customers to deploy trusted computing solutions compliant with hardware security initiatives currently mandated by the US Government.

"Parvus/Eurotech CPU cards and subsystems have been widely deployed in demanding mobile military and commercial applications that involve high shock/vibration and temperature extremes," says Les Goodman, president of Parvus. "The new ISIS XL targets defense and aerospace systems environments with a highly reliable design that couples higher processing capabilities together with low power and secure computing capabilities."

Requiring less than 5W of power and running at 1.33GHz clockspeed, the ISIS XL has all the functionality and connectivity previously associated with much larger and more power-hungry systems. The unit supports Intel hyper-threading technology and is compatible with all major desktop and real-time operating systems, including Windows XP Embedded, CE 6.0, and Linux.

A structural heat spreader plate is integrated on top of each CPU module to dissipate heat from critical components over a large surface area to the enclosure wall. System DRAM and system Flash on the ISIS XL are soldered onboard to enhance shock/vibration resistance. Further solid state Flash expansion is available via an SDIO socket.

A full range of onboard peripherals including 8x USB 2.0 ports, VGA, LVDS, HD-Audio, 2x RS232/422/485, Ethernet, GPIO and IDE, as well as a 20-channel GPS receiver. Expansion requirements are well covered by a combination of PC/104 (ISA), PC/104+ (PCI) and PCIExpress Mini Card buses, so interfacing to real-world I/O or the latest wireless technology is easy.

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Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers and Ethernet switch products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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