Concurrent Technologies Utilizes Pentium M in Low Power CompactPCI SBC

11/8/2004 - Concurrent Technologies enhances their range of single slot, high performance, low power, CompactPCI® based single board computers (SBC) utilizing the Intel® Pentium® M processor. The PP 300/02x supports the 1.6 GHz processor 6G666 processor (1 Mbyte L2 cache) and the PP 302/02x supports either the 1.8 GHz or 1.4 GHz processor (2 Mbytes L2 cache). Using the Intel® 855GME GMCH, the processor can access up to 2 Gbytes of 333 MHz DDR ECC SDRAM.

The PP 30x/02x can operate as a system/peripheral slot controller or as a satellite board (blade), all with hot-swap capability. Utilizing the Intel® 6300ESB ICH, this SBC’s I/O capability includes Ultra-160 SCSI, dual EIDE ATA100 and dual Serial ATA150 interfaces, a 66MHz PMC site, four Gigabit Ethernet channels, PICMG® 2.16 and PICMG 2.9 (IPMI). Applications include telecoms, telemetry, defense, security, industrial-control, scientific, and aerospace markets. For harsher applications, using the 1.4 GHz processor, operation over -40°C to +85°C and over -25°C to +70°C is supported.

“As a single slot CompactPCI SBC, the PP 30x/02x family is ideally suited to data control or server intensive applications by including four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and on-board high performance hard disk interfaces that includes Ultra-160 SCSI and Serial ATA150.” said Jane Annear, Commercial Director for Concurrent Technologies, “And our choice of a low power chipset, along with on-board soldered memory, allows us to offer extended temperature variants of boards for defense and industrial applications.”

To cater for a range of applications, using the EIDE ATA100 interface, there are options to install an on-board EIDE 2.5-inch disk drive or CompactFlashTM/Hitachi GST MicrodriveTM carrier, while maintaining a single slot. For embedded applications that require the PMC site the board supports an onboard CompactFlash socket as standard. A minimum of 512Mbytes of 333MHz DDR SDRAM is soldered to the board. For faster CompactPCI control/data plane throughput the PP 30x/02x can operate at 66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds.

A 2048 x 1536 graphics interface, including DVI-D support, is implemented using the Intel® 855GME GMCH. Other features provided are keyboard and mouse interface, floppy disk interface, 2 RS232 serial channels, 3 USB 2.0 ports, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and legacy speaker interface. IPMI supports IPMB0 and IPMB1. For applications requiring rear I/O connections, a transition module is available.

The PP 300/02x and PP 302/02x support many of today’s leading operating systems, including VxWorks®, Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows® XP Embedded, SolarisTM, LynxOS® and QNX®.

Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 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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