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Nematron Introduces Retentive Memory Card for PCI Bus

Ann Arbor MI, June 18, 2001 (Amex: NMN) — Nematron Corporation, a leading developer of PC-based control solutions, introduces the Battery-Backed Static RAM (BBSRAM) PCI expansion card. This retentive memory card protects a system's state variables from loss over a power cycle, and it is ideal for applications ranging from manufacturing and process control through test and measurement. An on-board lithium battery backs up the card's 256 KB of non-volatile memory, providing up to 10 years of data retention. An external battery option is also available.
The 32-bit PCI bus interface and 16 DWORD first-in, first-out (FIFO) write register are among the design features that provide up to 78 MByte/second bandwidth into the card's static RAM (as measured on a 600 MHz Intel Pentium III® system).
Support for this card is included in Nematron's OpenControl software, which allows users to refresh the non-volatile memory either continuously, whenever a variable changes state, or on a scheduled basis. Kernel-mode drivers for Windows NT™ 4.0 and Windows 2000™ are included with the card, and extensive documentation and sample code is available online. The documentation includes a comprehensive diagnostic utility and a fully documented reference application demonstrating the use of the card.
For complete technical information on the BBSRAM card, visit nematron.com/Memory or email [email protected]
Nematron Corporation has been setting the standard in PC-based control since the birth of the industry. Nematron is the only company that designs, manufactures and services complete and proven Control and Information Stations for today's factory automation needs, and has significant applications and reference sites in nearly every manufacturing industry. For additional information about Nematron visit the web site at http://www.nematron.com.
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