Motorola Launches Its Fastest Ever Processor Blade

8/30/2002 - Motorola Computer Group launched the 5385 CompactPCI® controller blade, designed to deliver the extreme levels of performance and bandwidth demanded by many of today's telecom, industrial control and medical imaging applications. Featuring a 1.2 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium III-M processor, the 5385 is Motorola's fastest ever CompactPCI board. It uses the Micron Copperhead chipset to support up to 2GB of 266 MHz double data rate (DDR) SDRAM, a high-speed memory standard. It is also one of the first CompactPCI boards in the industry to feature a PCI-X internal bus for high-speed on-board communication. Motorola has designed the 5385 to exploit this architecture by including dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces to support PICMG® 2.16 CPSB switched fabric backplane architectures.

Compliance with the PICMG 2.1 Hot Swap specification and support for Motorola's Advanced High Availability Software for Linux makes the 5385 an ideal open architecture building block for mission-critical applications requiring 5NINES (99.999%) or higher service availability. It also supports PICMG 2.9 IPMI intelligent platform management interface, which defines a standard for chassis management and industry standard operating systems such as Linux, Windows® 2000 and VxWorks. An industry standard 32/64-bit mezzanine expansion site enables equipment manufacturers to add a PMC module to customize the 5385 and create an application-specific network blade.

"The 5385 is a dramatic leap in all areas that impact performance and shows that a balanced design can make short work of tasks that bring other CompactPCI boards to their knees," said Harry Weber, product manager, Motorola Computer Group. "We have brought together one of our most aggressive prices with leading-edge performance and memory density on this blade to make it as easy as possible for equipment manufacturers to take advantage of state-of-the-art technology. This architecture brings the benefits of commercial technology to our embedded customers."

Pricing and Availability
Samples of the 5385 are available now to early adopter customers and Motorola anticipates full production in Q4 2002 at a list price of $2995.

About Motorola's CompactPCI Building Blocks
Motorola's CompactPCI building blocks enable equipment manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed leading-edge functionality into their next-generation systems. Built to industry standards, the product portfolio includes chassis, single board computers, controller blades, peripheral boards, DSP-based resource boards, network processing resource boards and powerful enabling software. Motorola Computer Group maintains active roles in the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), which manages the CompactPCI standards and drives many other industry standard activities.

About Motorola (
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). It is the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for equipment manufacturers in telecommunications, military and aerospace, medical equipment and industrial automation, with core competencies in services and training, design, manufacturing and systems integration capabilities. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion. MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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