Dy 4 Systems Introduces VxWorks/Tornado Board Support Package for SVME/DMV-181 Ruggedized Single Board Computer

10/31/2002 - Dy 4 Systems, a division of Force Computers, a Solectron company, and a leading designer and manufacturer of COTS VME and CompactPCI (CPCI) products for harsh environments, has introduced the industry's most comprehensive VxWorks®/TornadoTM board support package (BSP) and driver suite for the SVME/DMV-181 ruggedized single board computer (SBC)-Dy 4's highest performance VME board. Compatible with Tornado 2.2, the latest version of Wind River's development environment, the BSP provides a powerful set of libraries and drivers enabling developers to quickly and easily integrate the SVME/DMV-181 into defense and aerospace applications running on the widely adopted VxWorks real-time operating system (also supports development on Tornado 2.0.x and 2.1).

Based on the 500MHz PowerPCTM 7410 processor with AltiVecTM technology, the SVME/DMV-181 SBC offers powerful microprocessing capability and an industry-leading set of I/Os including six serial and dual Fast Ethernet and USB interfaces. Beyond the standard drivers for Ethernet, SCSI, PCI and serial, the new BSP supports the onboard Universe DMA, PCI DMA, discrete I/O, built-in-test (BIT) firmware and other timer, clock and reprogramming functions. Also, the BSP and driver suite supports a watchdog timer, USB, synchronous serial interfaces, nonvolatile RAM and other board functions.

"As with BSPs for other Dy 4 boards, the VxWorks/Tornado BSP and driver suite for the PowerPC processor-based SVME/DMV-181 board carries the reliability and value found in all Dy 4 products and services," said Stewart Dewar, Dy 4 Systems product marketing manager. "Based on our long history of performance in the sector, defense and aerospace developers can rest assured that Dy 4 will be there to back them with complete technical assistance throughout the entire system program lifecycle including technology insertions."

In conjunction with Dy 4's highly developed foundation firmware, developers can perform programming and diagnostic functions including built-in-testing with Dy 4's Card Level Diagnostics module, Flash reprogramming with its Non-Volatile Memory Programmer and even low-level debugging using its General Purpose Monitor.

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