Versalogic was busy at ESC. They had an interesting application on display (Fig. 1) that is now being deployed atop Boston taxicabs. The system runs an AMD GX 500-based, PC/104-Plus Gecko single board computer. The dual screen displays present geographically-based information.
VersaLogic and General Software were showing off VersaLogic's PC/104-Plus Puma platform (Fig. 2). It incorporates General Software's Embedded BIOS 2000 with Suspend-to-RAM function that allows the system to wake up and resume processing in just seconds. It is key to power-saving in battery operated or power-constrained applications.
VersaLogic is also targeting the embedded Linux crowd with a Pentium M-powered EBX single board computer Cobra board that is bundled with open source Debian Linux. This saves developers time since the operating system is already packaged for the platform.