CGE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is announcing its first COM Express products with the bCOM2-L1000 Type 2 module and the CCAR-L1000 carrier for applications such as industrial, simulation/training, test and measurement, gaming, and transportation. The bCOM2-L1000 offers a choice of Intel Core2 Duo, Core Duo, or Celeron microprocessors with as much as 2 gigabytes of memory, and has support from the CCAR-L1000 carrier board for customer evaluation. “The industry requirement for smaller embedded computing solutions continues to grow,” says Adrian Bernhard, general manager of commercial products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, which in October changed its name from GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. The choice of three processors allows users to pick based on power/heat dissipation and performance concerns of the intended application. The Celeron M option, which sees the processor soldered to the board for even greater reliability, is designed for temperature-critical environments. Four serial ATA ports and an IDE port provide the bCOM2-L1000 with the ability to handle extensive, high performance hard disk storage. Graphics performance for the bCOM2-L1000 comes via integrated analog CRT and LVDS interfaces, DVMT 3.0, Intel’s dual-frequency graphics technology that which reduces integrated graphics chipset power, and dual independent display pipes. The ATX form factor CCAR-L1000 has an x16 PCI Express slot, two x1 slots and four PCI 2.3 slots. Rear panel interfaces include mouse/keyboard, serial, Ethernet, USB, VGA and audio, while onboard support additionally includes a parallel interface, CD-in, S/PDIF in/out and IrDA. For more information contact GE Fanuc online at www.gefanuc.com.