1/9/2004 - Concurrent Technologies announces their high performance, Pentium M based, VME single board computer with extensive front/rear I/O functionality. The VP 305/01x, a single slot board, supports either the 1.6GHz or 1.1GHz Intel® Pentium M processor and up to 1.5 Gbytes 200MHz DDR ECC SDRAM. To give better I/O performance, and for lower power consumption, Concurrent Technologies chose the ServerWorksTM GC-LE chipset. With one to three PMC sites, all with rear I/O, the VP 305/01x rear I/O functions include dual Gigabit Ethernet, VITA 31.1 (Gigabit Ethernet on VME64 Backplanes), analog/digital graphics, keyboard, mouse, RS232/422/485, USB, floppy and EIDE interfaces. The front panel supports the PMC, analog graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces and includes additional front panel interfaces (separate from the rear I/O) for USB, RS232/422/485 and Fast Ethernet.
At the core of the design is the low power Intel Pentium M processor, with speed options of 1.6GHz or 1.1GHz, supporting a 1 Mbyte high-speed secondary (L2) on-die cache. Designed for scalability, the VP 305/01x will support faster versions of the processors as they become available. For increased reliability, heat sinks are used in preference to fans for cooling the processor.
The VP 305/01x provides, soldered on the board, 512 Mbytes of 200MHz DDR ECC SDRAM that can easily be upgraded up to 1.5 Gbytes via the onboard memory socket. To cater for embedded applications there is 32 Mbytes of Application Flash memory. For a wider range of applications there is an EIDE P2 interface (up to Ultra-DMA100), plus installed EIDE options for an on-board EIDE 2.5-inch disk drive, CompactFlashTM or IBM®/Hitachi MicrodriveTM modules, all within a single slot. Other on-board features available are GPIO bits, speaker interface, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and long duration timer. LAN boot firmware is included as well. A transition module is supplied for applications requiring rear I/O connections.
For ease of integration, the VP 305/01x supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including VxWorks®, Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, RTX®, QNX® and MS-DOS®.
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for real-time embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA and UK. In addition to its original Multibus II product line the company has a wide range of high performance, Intel and Motorola processor based VME and CompactPCI products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. The company offers support for many of today’s leading industry standard operating systems.
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