Concurrent Technologies Rolls Out Low Power 3U CompactPCI SBC

10/31/2005 - Concurrent Technologies introduces a range of high performance, low power, 3U CompactPCI® single board computers (SBC) supporting the Intel® 1.8 GHz or 1.6 GHz Pentium® M, or the Intel® 1.0 GHz Celeron® M processors. The TP 30x/32x family combines the performance of the Pentium M processor with the Intel® 855GME GMCH chipset and up to 1Gbyte of soldered 333MHz DDR SDRAM. Additional features include dual EIDE ATA100, dual Serial ATA150, dual Gigabit Ethernet, stereo audio and graphics interfaces. The TP 30x/32x embraces all of the benefits of the 3U form factor, and the board is hot-swap capable. The feature set of this family of boards makes them ideally suited to applications within the transportation, industrial-control, automation, scientific, telemetry, defense, security, and aerospace markets. For harsher applications, operation over -40ºC to +85ºC or -25ºC to +70ºC temperature ranges is supported using the 1.0 GHz Celeron M processor.

"As a 3U CompactPCI SBC, the TP 30x/32x family is ideally suited to control or data storage applications by including dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and on-board high performance hard disk interfaces through the onboard EIDE ATA100, external Serial ATA150, or both." 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 many defense, transportation and industrial applications.

The TP 302/321 supports the 1.8 GHz Pentium M processor 745 (2 Mbytes L2 cache), the TP 300/322 supports the 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor (1 Mbyte L2 cache) and the TP 300/321 supports the 1.0 GHz Celeron M processor ULV 373 (512 Kbytes L2 cache). One core benefit of the Intel Pentium M processor is that the userís software can control the speed of the processor to allow tuning of the power/performance ratio. Either 512Mbytes or 1Gbyte of 333MHz DDR SDRAM is soldered to the board, whilst maintaining a single 3U CompactPCI slot. . Most of the I/O capability is provided by the Intel® 6300ESB ICH. For fast external control and data paths, the TP 30x/32x family supports four high-speed USB 2.0 ports and four RS232 (including one RS232/422) ports along with the on-board Intel 82546GB Ethernet controller to sustain data-rates of up to 4 Gigabits/sec via the two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The CompactPCI control/data plane throughput can operate at 33/66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds. For embedded applications the board supports, as standard, an onboard CompactFlashTM socket via the EIDE ATA100 interface. In a 2-slot configuration there is an option to install an on-board 2.5-inch EIDE hard disk drive.

A 2048 x 1536 front panel graphics interface, is implemented using the Intel® 855GME GMCH and includes a 1400 x 1050 rear panel DVI-D interface. Other features provided are keyboard and mouse interface, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and legacy speaker interface. For applications requiring rear I/O connections, a transition module is available. Line level stereo audio I/O pairs and MIC input are supported on the transition module.

The TP 300/32x and TP 302/32x support many of todayís leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP Embedded, VxWorks® and QNX®.

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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), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

Intel, Pentium and Intel Speedstep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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