Motorola Breaks 300MB/s Barrier with New VMEbus Single-Board Computer

1/22/2004 - Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the availability date of its first masterpiece, part of the VME Renaissance, the MVME6100 single-board computer. Motorola is first to market with a product that takes advantage of a radical new VMEbus to PCI-X bridge, using the VMEbus two-edge source synchronous transfer (2eSST) protocol for significantly faster VMEbus data transfer rates. Transferring more than 300MB/s on the VMEbus, (compared with VME64's typical 40MB/s transfer rate), the MVME6100 also preserves more than 20 years of VMEbus legacy by remaining compatible with previous generations of VMEbus products and protecting users existing investment in VMEbus technology.

"The MVME6100's innovative design uses carefully chosen technology to give optimum throughput and breakthrough data transfer rates through every part of the system," said Dave Barker, product manager, Motorola Computer Group. "We've balanced the processing, memory, bus and I/O subsystems to dramatically increase performance for VMEbus applications."

Using the Tundra Tsi148TM in 2eSST mode, the MVME6100 transfers data across the VMEbus at 320MB/s. The VMETRO Vanguard VMEbus 2eSST analyzer was used to measure burst transfer rates of 310MB/s and for sustained transfer rates of 300MB/s.

Key features of the MVME6100:

Price & Availability
The MVME6100 will be generally available in May of 2004 at an estimated price of $3995.

VME Renaissance Standards
As one of the original creators of VMEbus, Motorola continues to work with key industry partners to drive a period of innovation and performance improvement through the VME Renaissance that will deliver significant enhancements over the coming years, while continuing to protect customers' existing investments.

"The MVME6100 is a further example of the new computing industry that requires vendors to work together with their OEM customers to build standard-based technologies that enable them to quickly get their products to market at lower cost than if they'd designed the components in-house," Barker added.

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