parvus Corp. Unveils its PC/104 PowerPC Microcontroller Delivering Rich I/O Functionality for Embedded Computers

parvus Corp. Unveils its PC/104 PowerPC Microcontroller Delivering Rich I/O Functionality for Embedded Computers

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, San Francisco (PRWEB) May 2, 2003 – April 23, 2003 –

parvus Corporation today announced the availability of its PPC/104-555 PC/104 PowerPC module, the first CPU for embedded PC/104 computers to offer the powerful 32-bit Motorola MPC555 chip architecture. The product is priced at $ 734/each in volume orders of 100+ units.

Especially suited for control-intensive applications where timing and control of moving parts are critical, such as in vehicular, robotics, and control automation environments, parvus’ PowerPC CPU offers embedded developers a wealth of memory and I/O functionality. This PC/104 form factor board (3.550″ x 3.750″) is extended temperature rated (-40ºC to 85ºC) and comes with 488K of onchip Flash, up to 32MB of external Flash, up to 4MB SRAM, and 1MB of EEPROM memory. The module also features 32 configurable digital I/O channels, two CAN 2.0B modules, two RS-232 serial ports, an alphanumeric LCD port, and a complete timing system.

The board’s PowerPC architecture provides an ideal foundation for RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) computing applications, allowing quick execution of instructions, faster time to market and lower production costs.


16-bit PC/104 Bus

32-Bit MPC555 Motorola Processor

Uses PowerPC 603 Code Set

32 Digital I/O Points

Up to 32MB Flash, 4MB SRAM, 1MB EEPROM

2 CAN 2.0B Ports (for DeviceNET)

2 RS-232 Serial Ports

32 12-bit A/D and 8 16-bit D/A Channels

64-bit Timebase, Real-Time Clock

Alphanumeric LCD Port

Debug and JTAG Interface

5 or 3.3 VDC Power Input

Compatible w/ Green Hill, Metrowerks, etc.

Dimensions: 3.550″ x 3.750″

Operating Temperature: -40ºC to 85ºC


parvus Corporation is a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of modular embedded computer boards, enclosures, displays and systems based on the PC/104 circuit board standard. Its rugged, embedded PC products offer commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit or call 801-483-1533.


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