The Fara Vehicle PC, FVPC has a rich set of standard interfaces for flexibility and easy integration with other onboard computers. Two RS232 serial ports and two serial ports for RS232/422/485, software selectable, ensure serial communication capabilities for every scenario. Four USB and one Ethernet port add to the flexibility along with one CAN port for communication inside the vehicle.
Wireless communication interfaces included are quad band GSM/GPRS or GSM/GPRS/EDGE and enhanced data rate Bluetooth for wireless audio headset or wireless connectivity.
A COM module and a custom carrier board enables scalable performance and the possibility for future upgrades since a number of different modules can be used on the same carrier board. To ensure reliable operation and fast time to market Faras strategy is reuse of existing modules and designs. The choice of the ETX form factor makes it possible to integrate existing hardware modules and designs on the ISA bus.
The FVPC is available with the following processor options:
• AMD Geode LX800, 500MHz with 128kb L2 Cache
• Intel Celeron M, 1GHz without L2 Cache
• Intel Pentium M, 1.4GHz with 2Mb L” Cache