GE Fanuc Debuts Pentium III CompactPCI SBC with Single-Slot

7/14/2003 - GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., an affiliate of GE Industrial Systems, introduced the VMICPCI-7761, a low voltage Intel® Pentium® III processor-based single board computer (SBC) for CompactPCI applications. Highly integrated and versatile, the SBC provides increased performance at an energy efficient operation level for demanding embedded computing requirements.

Leveraging the low voltage Intel Pentium III processor with 512 Kbyte advanced transfer cache (ATC) and processor speeds up to 933 MHz, the VMICPCI-7761 delivers high bandwidth while heat dissipation is kept at a minimum. On-board memory is provided by up to 1 Gbyte PCI133 registered ECC DIMM and an option for CompactFlash storage attached to the secondary IDE interface.

A fully integrated SBC, the VMICPCI-7761 provides several I/O options as standard. Designed using the Intel 82546EB dual Gigabit Ethernet device, the board supports two copper interface connections routed to the front panel RJ-45 connector and the CompactPCI J3 backplane for PICMG® 2.16 compliance. Two independent serial ports, a super VGA controller and dual front panel USB connections complete the standard package. Further I/O options can be added from GE Fanuc's wide range of modules via the on-board 64-bit/66 MHz PMC expansion site.

Fully compliant with the PICMG open standards specifications, the VMICPCI-7761 can operate as either the system controller or peripheral controller and is fully hot-swappable. Operating system support includes Windows NT®/Windows® 2000, Linux and VxWorks.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., is a leading global supplier of automation solutions and is a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc products and services include collaborative production management, HMI/SCADA and plant intelligence software; nano to high-end controllers; embedded systems; a wide range of CNCs; motion control; operator interfaces; industrial computers; lasers; and integration and customer support services. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., GE Fanuc is part of GE Industrial Systems. For more information, visit

About GE Industrial Systems
GE Industrial Systems, a division of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial, electrical and security equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technologies that are used to distribute, protect and control energy and equipment, and to provide premise management. GE provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility customers. For more information visit the website at:

For more information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Automation, Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail:

Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. CompactPCI and PICMG are registered trademarks of PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers' Group.

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