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Rugged SBC Rivals iPhone in Size

Fri, 06/18/2010 - 10:57am
Atom based single board computerGeneral Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) developed an Intel Atom-based rugged SBC that offers low power consumption. Combined with its small footprint and high performance, the Atom XPC40x (extended temperature, conduction-cooled) and Atom XP40x (standard temperature) are said to meet demand for an ultra-small computer with full-size processing power. Accommodating 64 GB of storage via onboard solid-state disk in its miniature 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.5” package, Atom is said to be the world’s smallest full-featured rugged computer. It offers 533 MHz DDR-2 SDRAM and is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor that provides 512 KB of Cache. With full laptop functionality, Atom offers high-performance graphics with 3D acceleration, and includes five USB-2.0 ports and support for two Express Mini Cards for Wi-Fi, CanBus or other user I/O. The Atom XPC40x is designed to operate at -40°C to +85°C with a maximum thermal gain of only 5°C above ambient. The Atom, with its low power consumption/dissipation (3W average, 10W peak) imposes little to no impact on the user, eliminating many inherent problems with wearable computers. Pricing starts at $1,295 for the conduction-cooled XPC40x and $695.

General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS)

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