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Geode-based PC/104-Plus CPU module supports Linux

Apr 3, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

VersaLogic Corp. is shipping a PC/104-Plus form-factor CPU module based on an x86-compatible AMD Geode GX500 processor. The “Puma” board is compatible with “most x86 operating systems,” including Linux, Windows CE/XPe, QNX, and VxWorks, VersaLogic said.

(Click for larger view of the Puma module)

The low-power, RoHS-compliant Puma CPU module is based on a 500 MHz-equivalent AMD Geode GX500 microprocessor, and equipped with 256 MB of soldered-on DDR SDRAM. It offers an extensive set of I/O and peripheral interfaces.

Key features and specifications listed by VersaLogic for the Puma board include:

  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • Autoselecting 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
  • Four COM ports
  • Parallel port
  • ATA-5, UDMA66 IDE interface
  • Analog and 18/24-bit digital video interface supporting 24-bit color rendition at formats up to 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • AC97 stereo audio in/out
  • CompactFlash expansion socket
  • PC/104-Plus form-factor with ISA and PCI expansion bus headers
  • Supports fanless operation


The Puma module is immediately available. Pricing was not disclosed.

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