VersaLogic introduces the Manx, a compact, rugged PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer

Eugene, OregonApr. 13, 2009 — VersaLogic Corp., a Eugene, Oregon based embedded computer company, announced today that it will begin shipping a new PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) for embedded OEM applications. The “Manx” is a mid-range SBC featuring a highly efficient AMD Geode LX 800 processor. The product is function and pin-out compatible with VersaLogic’s older Puma SBC, offering customers a higher performance migration path from that popular product. The new Manx incorporates mid-range processing speed (500 MHz) with very low power consumption (less than 5 watts). The ACPI suspend-to-RAM state feature reduces power draw to an incredible 0.2 watts between active sessions.

This high-reliability fanless design is available in both standard (0º to +60ºC) and extended (-40° to +85°C) temperature versions. The low power consumption, compact design, and soldered-on RAM make the Manx an ideal choice for demanding embedded computing applications in markets including defense, aerospace, medical equipment,and industrial automation.

The Manx has standard on-board features that include 256 MB of soldered-on DRAM, 10/100 Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, LPT port, IDE interface, three COM ports,and analog audio. A CompactFlash® socket provides reliable, high-capacity on-board storage with no moving parts. Integrated high-performance video capabilities support simultaneous analog VGA and LVDS output at resolutions up to 1600×1200 with 32-bit color and MMX™ + 3DNow!™ graphics for video-intensive applications. The PC/104-Plus expansion interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules.

Len Crane, President of VersaLogic, noted, “The Manx provides a great migration path for existing customers, or an opportunity for new customers to realize the benefits of a moderately priced x86 CPU board with very low power draw.”

As with other VersaLogic embedded computer boards, the Manx features a Phoenix Software (formerly General Software) reprogrammable BIOS which supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase security applications, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions.

Customization of the Manx 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 Manx will be available in production quantities in June. Pricing is about $550 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, SUMIT, and SPX™. VersaLogic has received the coveted Platinum level vendor rating from VDC Research Group, Inc., for five consecutive years. VersaLogic is ISO 9001:2008 certified and was one of the first companies in North America to be registered to the 2008 standard. For more information, visit WEB Version Image  PRINT Version Image

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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