VersaLogic Launches the Cougar, a New LX 800 PC/104-Plus Embedded Computer

Spring 2008 – VersaLogic announced that it has released a new PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) for embedded OEM applications. The “Cougar” uses a highly efficient AMD® LX 800 processor that provides very low power consumption without sacrificing performance. The benefits of fanless operation (no moving parts), soldered-on system memory, and extended temperature operation (-40° to +85°C) make the Cougar an ideal choice for demanding military, aerospace, medical and industrial applications.

The Cougar’s highly-integrated AMD LX 800 processor delivers Celeron® 800 MHz-equivalent performance while drawing less than 5 watts of power. Standard on-board features include 256 MB soldered-on SDRAM, dual 10/100 Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, IDE interface, and three COM ports. A CompactFlash® socket provides reliable, high-capacity on-board storage, with no moving parts. Flexible options for keyboard, mouse, external storage and other devices are provided via USB ports.

The board includes integrated SVGA and LVDS flat-panel support with MMX & 3DNow! for video-intensive applications. The PC/104-Plus interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules. Standard pass-through connectors allow the board to be used either above or below other PC/104 modules. It may also be used as a CPU module for a larger system by plugging it into a proprietary base board that includes specific user I/O circuitry. Gary Harris, VersaLogic’s vice president of engineering, noted that, “The Cougar is a feature-rich, mid-performance PC/104-Plus platform that complements our existing product family.”

As with other VersaLogic embedded computer boards, the Cougar features a General Software Embedded BIOS with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase security applications, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions.

The Cougar is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems, including Windows CE/XP/XPe, QNX, VxWorks, Linux and other real-time operating systems. It is fully RoHS-compliant.

Customization is available, even in low OEM quantities. Options include conformal coating, BIOS customizations, revision locks, custom labeling, high-G shock and vibration treatment, custom testing and screening, etc.

The Cougar will begin shipping in May 2008. Pricing is around $795 in OEM quantities. For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or, or visit the on-line catalog at

About VersaLogic Corporation

A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Its five year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Product platforms include EBX, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC, and SPX™. For four years running, VersaLogic has received the coveted "Platinum" level vendor rating based on independent user surveys by technology research firm Venture Development Corporation (VDC). For more information, visit

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Contact Information

VersaLogic Corp.

12100 SW Tualatin Road
Tualatin, OR, 97062-7341

tele: 503-747-2261
toll-free: 800-824-3163
fax: 541.485.5712

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