VersaLogic's PC/104 SBC and Expansion Modules Embedded Within Personal Flying Machine
The SoloTrek needed a very compact, lightweight, low-power, fanless computer with a variety of I/O options. The computer also had to be extremely reliable, since lives could depend on its continuous operation. The Panther and expansion modules from VersaLogic fit the bill, with their high reliability, small 3.6" x 3.8" footprint, low power consumption and significant expansion capability. The PC/104 modules' stacking feature contributes to the system's reliability. Whereas slot-type expansion allows boards to move and separate in high-vibration environments, the PC/104 modules stack together and hold in place with screws and standoffs.