Motorola's New PrPMC Module Adds More Power

2/14/2003 - Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), launched the PrPMC610, a low power Processor PMC module that is a cost effective way to provide up to 40 percent more processing power over the previous generation PrPMC600 module. Motorola has also increased the PCI bandwidth, added more on-board memory and enabled I/O directly to the carrier to make the PrPMC610 ideal for demanding control-processing tasks.

The PrPMC610 is a single-width PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) module powered by a PowerPC® architecture processor, the MPC8245. The processor is supported by up to 128MB on-board Error Correcting Code (ECC) SDRAM with the option for an additional 256MB memory expansion and 9MB on-board Flash. An optional front faceplate or rear Pn4 I/O, including 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface, complete the new features that help simplify the addition of new technology to a customer's equipment.

"Designing your system around PrPMC isolates the complexities of a high-speed CPU, cache and memory signals from application-specific hardware, enabling equipment manufacturers to focus on their market requirements while simplifying their product release," said Greg Novak, product-marketing manager, Motorola Computer Group. "The PrPMC610 is focused on simplifying the development, deployment and ongoing improvement of medical equipment and telecom control applications."

Motorola's extensive family of Processor PMC (PrPMC) modular building blocks feature a complete host CPU and memory subsystem with on-board Ethernet and memory expansion on a VITA 32 standard compact form factor. A PrPMC design approach allows customers to design simpler and smaller baseboards and focus their resources on adding value to their products through innovation such as software or custom interfaces. Motorola's PrPMC products can help shorten the design cycle, speed time-to-market and reduce the time and complexity of upgrading, which lowers the total cost of ownership and provides excellent scalability.

Pricing and availability
The PrPMC610 is available now at a list price of $695.

About Motorola
Motorola Computer Group is leading the innovation of intelligent building blocks for standards-based embedded computing. These building blocks include open-architecture hardware, rich software and application-ready platforms that enable equipment manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed leading-edge functionality into their next-generation systems. By working with Motorola, manufacturers of telecommunications, industrial automation, medical imaging, and defense and aerospace equipment can rapidly develop and deploy the systems upon which they build their applications. The company's services provide comprehensive engineering design, development and deployment support throughout the product life cycle. For more than 20 years Motorola has driven industry standards and pioneered technologies based on them. The company continues to support its customers over the long term by providing clear migration paths allowing applications to evolve with the advancements in technology.

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