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Crusoe Processor Chosen by Densitron
Date: Wednesday January 28, 2004
Category: Computer / SFF PCs
Manufacturer Link: Transmeta
Transmeta's Crusoe Processor Chosen by Densitron for Use in New Embedded Single Board Computer - DPX-114 Provides Significant Power, Cost and Thermal Management for Embedded Solutions

Transmeta's Crusoe Processor Chosen by Densitron for Use in New Embedded Single Board Computer -  DPX-114 Provides Significant Power, Cost and Thermal Management Savings for a Wide Range of Embedded Solutions   

Transmeta Corporation (NASDAQ:TMTA), the leader in efficient computing, and Densitron Technologies, the display and computer products specialist, today announced that the Transmeta Crusoe(R) processor will be used on the new Densitron Technologies DPX-114 Single Board Computer (SBC). The DPX-114 is specifically designed for a wide range of embedded applications that require high-security, a small footprint and high-performance. The DPX-114 is optimized for use in a variety of deployments such as ATMs, telecommunications, ticketing, vending machines, POS kiosks, video slot machines and various multimedia gaming applications.

Launched as part of the new Densitron ConnectBus(R) II platform, the DPX-114 provides the OEM with a turnkey solution for the creation of embedded SBC devices. Based on the Transmeta Crusoe processor, the DPX-114 offers a full range of performance starting at a 667MHz model with optional graphics, up to a 1GHz model that incorporates MOBILITY RADEON graphics technology by ATI. The latter enables high-end graphics with extended capabilities such as the ability to run dual independent displays, wide-format displays, digital LCD and plasma screens.

The Transmeta Crusoe microprocessor, used in conjunction with an industry standard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution, enables the high level of onboard security necessary for use in certain markets such as automated banking and the multimedia gaming industry. Specific functions include the Data Encryption Standard (DES) for encryption and decryption, secure key storage and Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) acceleration. These functions allow the system to lock the software down to the hardware platform, thereby protecting the code against theft or cheating and preventing software piracy.

"We are excited that the Crusoe line of processors is now available to additional markets with the introduction of Densitron's new single board computer," said Arthur L. Swift, senior vice president of marketing at Transmeta. "Pairing the low power, small footprint and high-performance Crusoe processor with the high-security features implemented by Densitron in the DPX-114 makes this new single board computer well suited for use in the automated banking industry, vending machines, video slot machines and various other embedded applications."

In addition to its security and performance features, the DPX-114 is capable of running processor-intensive multimedia applications such as MPEG4 or MPEG2 video while using less than ten watts of power. It also features an accelerated PCI wavetable polyphonic sound controller with 4-channel Line level outputs offering impressive sound capabilities. The DPX-114 includes a versatile expansion bus (DirectPC) that allows a wide range of I/O configurations through Densitron or customer specific I/O cards. Other features include two serial ports, four USB ports, a PCI Bus Master 10/100Base-TX Ethernet controller and support for up to 512MB DDR SDRAM.

"We have produced a winning product combination by building the Transmeta Crusoe into our new single board computer platform," said Nick Jarmany, technology director at Densitron. "The Crusoe processor-based DPX-114 makes sound economic sense for any manufacturer designing new equipment. It provides an efficient, high-performance platform with great multimedia capabilities on which our customers can build the next generation of embedded single board computer related devices."

The Densitron DPX-114 is currently available. For more information on the product, please visit

About Densitron Technologies

Densitron Technologies plc is a leader in flat-panel display technologies and embedded PC products. Densitron designs, manufactures and sells industrial computers, flat-panel industrial monitors, graphic and alphanumeric LCDs, touchscreen display assemblies, and public information systems. Densitron specializes in engineering the most cost-effective solution to meet its customers needs and has the ability to design and manufacture turnkey solutions for the handheld, medical, instrumentation, and industrial OEM markets in America, Asia and Europe. Visit us at for more information on our products and services. Densitron Technologies plc (LSE:DSN) is a publicly held company, traded on the London Stock Exchange.

About Transmeta Corporation

Founded in 1995, Transmeta Corporation designs, develops and sells highly efficient x86-compatible software-based microprocessors that deliver a compelling balance of low power consumption, high performance, low cost and small size. We announced our first Crusoe family of processors in 2000, and we introduced our new Efficeon family of processors in October 2003. Our products are valuable for diverse computing platforms demanding energy efficiency, low heat and x86 software compatibility. We also develop advanced power management technologies for controlling leakage and increasing power efficiency in semiconductor and computing devices.

To learn more about Transmeta, visit

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