Concurrent's CompactPCI Dual PMC Host Board Supports Higher Temperature

3/24/2004 - Concurrent Technologies has extended the operating temperature of their recently released single slot CompactPCI® dual PMC host board. The PP 310/011-E supports the 1.1 GHz Intel® Pentium® M processor, with up to 2 Gbytes of DDR ECC SDRAM, operating over a -25°C to +70°C temperature range. As well as two PMC sites with front and rear I/O, the PP 310/011-E supports dual Gigabit Ethernet, PICMG® 2.16 (Packet Switching Backplane), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap). The PP 310/011-E can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade) and is front and rear plug compatible with Concurrent Technologies’ popular PP 110/01x family.

At the core of the design is the low power 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium M processor with a 400MHz front side bus, 1 Mbyte of high-speed secondary (L2) on-die cache, in an FC-BGA package. For increased reliability heat sinks are used in preference to fans for cooling the processor.

As an intelligent PMC carrier with dual 64-bit 66MHz PMC sites, the PP 310/011-E is ideally suited to intensive I/O or data applications. Each site supports 3.3V or 5V PCI signaling and is available for user modules, standard PMC or PrPMC modules. As well as front I/O, the PMC I/O connector signals from both PMC sites are routed to the rear connectors (J4 is not used). Plus, for faster CompactPCI control/data plane throughput, the PP 310/011-E can auto-configure (on insertion or power-up) within a system operating at 66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds.

To cater for embedded applications there is 32 Mbytes of Application Flash memory. For a wider range of applications there is an EIDE interface (up to Ultra-DMA100), with an installed EIDE option for a CompactFlash™ carrier within a single slot. Other features available are dual 10baseT/100base-TX/1000baseT Ethernet interfaces, graphics interface, keyboard/mouse interface, floppy disk interface, 3 RS232 serial channels, 1 USB port, parallel printer port, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and long duration timer. LAN boot firmware is included as well. For applications requiring rear I/O connections a transition module is available.

For ease of integration, the PP 310/011-E supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including VxWorks®, Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded 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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