Concurrent Unveils PP 312/01x PMC with 1.8 GHz Pentium M Processor 745

5/13/2004 - Concurrent Technologies announces the latest addition to their range of CompactPCI boards - the PP 312/01x - featuring the newly announced low power 1.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® M processor 745 (formerly codenamed Dothan). This new processor increases the L2 cache size from 1 Mbyte to 2 Mbytes and has an improved performance versus power dissipation ratio. The PP 312/01x, a single slot board, supports up to 2 Gbytes DDR ECC SDRAM. As well as two PMC sites with front and rear I/O, the PP 312/01x supports dual Gigabit Ethernet, PICMG® 2.16 (Packet Switching Backplane), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap). The PP 312/01x can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade) and is a form, fit and function addition to the PP 310/01x family.

As an intelligent PMC carrier with dual 64-bit 66MHz PMC sites, the PP 312/01x 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 312/01x can auto-configure, on insertion/power-up, in a system operating at 66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds.

To cater for embedded applications there is 32 Mbytes of Application Flash memory and 512 Kbytes of battery backed SRAM. For a wider range of applications there is an EIDE interface (up to Ultra-DMA100), with installed EIDE options for an on-board EIDE 2.5-inch disk drive or CompactFlashTM/IBM® (Hitachi) MicrodriveTM carrier, both 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 312/01x supports many of today's leading operating systems, including VxWorks®, Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows® XP Embedded, SolarisTM and QNX®. Datasheet available via this link

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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