Concurrent Technologies Introduces VME SBC with Intel Pentium M

1/6/2005 - Concurrent Technologies increased their range of single slot, high performance, low power, VME based single board computers (SBC) utilizing the Intel® Pentium® M processor. The VP 325/02x supports the 1.6 GHz processor (1 Mbyte L2 cache) and the VP 327/02x 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 (minimum 512Mbytes soldered). Utilizing the Intel® 6300ESB ICH feature set, this SBCs I/O capability includes four RS232, four USB 2.0, graphics, stereo audio, dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual EIDE ATA100 and dual Serial ATA150 interfaces, plus a 66MHz PMC site. For harsher applications, using the 1.4 GHz low voltage processor, operation over -40C to +85C or over -25C to +70C is supported. Applications include defense, security, industrial-control, telecoms, telemetry, scientific, and aerospace markets.

As a single slot VME SBC, the VP 32x/02x family supports a variety of industry standard serial interfaces and high performance Serial ATA and EIDE hard disk interfaces, therefore the board is ideally suited to applications such as command and control or data processing. said Jane Annear, Commercial Director for Concurrent Technologies, Our choice of a low power chipset, along with on-board soldered memory, allows us to offer extended temperature variants of the board for the defense and industrial markets.

Concurrent Technologies recognize a need for high-speed data exchange, processing and storage in a distributed or localized application. The VP 32x/02x supports four high-speed USB 2.0 ports and four RS232 ports along with the on-board Intel 82546GB controller to sustain data-rates of up to 4 Gigabits/sec via the two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. To cater for a range of embedded applications, by 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, all within a single slot.

A 2048 x 1536 graphics interface, including rear panel DVI-D and front panel VGA support, is implemented using the Intel® 855GME GMCH. Other features provided are printer, keyboard and mouse interfaces, floppy disk interface, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and legacy speaker interface. Line level stereo audio I/O pairs are supported via the P2 connector. For applications requiring rear I/O connections, a transition module is provided with the board.

The VP 325/02x and VP 327/02x support many of todays leading operating systems, including VxWorks®, Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® XP, RTX®, SolarisTM, LynxOS®, QNX® and MS-DOS®. LAN boot firmware is included with the BIOS.

About Concurrent Technologies
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 as well as a worldwide distributor network. 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. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA). For additional information, please visit

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