MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., is introducing a 3U CompactPCI single-board computer called the F11S that combines the Intel Atom XL processor with an onboard FPGA for user-defined functions. The rugged F11S computer board is for embedded computing in harsh environments in aerospace, defense, transportation, and industrial applications. The CPU board can be equipped with various 45-nanometer Intel Atom XL processors, which offer a maximum power dissipation of 7 watts at speeds as fast as 1.6 GHz. The board’s heat sink enables operation across an extended temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius. The rugged board’s standard front I/O includes a COM interface via a D-Sub connector, as well as two USB 2.0 ports, graphics via VGA or UXGA, and a PS/2 interface for a keyboard or a mouse. Further interfaces include a Gigabit Ethernet slot via PCI Express x1 and an FPGA-based Fast Ethernet slot on the RJ45 connectors. The onboard FPGA also allows for serial interfaces, CAN bus, binary I/O, protocol converters, or touch controllers. The F11S can accommodate as many as three SA-Adapters for additional I/O. The card occupies two or three system slots. For more information, visit MEN Micro online at www.men.de.