Concurrent Adds Intel Pentium M Processor 760 Support to VME64 SBC

2/24/2005 - Concurrent Technologies announces support for the latest Intel® Pentium® M processor 760, running at 2.0 GHz with 533MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). Concurrent Technologies achieves this as part of the upgrade path, utilizing their well-established VME64 board, the VP 307/01x, which operates with either 400MHz or 533MHz FSB speeds. The VP 307/01x, a dual PMC Host board, also supports the Intel Pentium M processor 745, running at 1.8 GHz with 400MHz FSB. With one to three PMC sites, all with rear I/O, the VP 307/01x rear I/O functions include dual Gigabit Ethernet, VITA 31.1 (Gigabit Ethernet on VME64 Backplanes), analog/digital graphics, keyboard, mouse, RS232/422/485, USB, floppy and EIDE interfaces. The front panel supports the PMC, analog graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces and includes additional front panel interfaces (separate from the rear I/O) for USB, RS232/422/485 and Fast Ethernet.

The Intel Pentium M processors 760 and 745 are on 90nm process technology and provide remarkable performance versus power dissipation ratio. These processors have 2 MB L2 cache with an Enhanced Data Pre-fetcher, merge CPU operations with Micro-Ops Fusion, and have Advanced Instruction Prediction of program branches, a Dedicated Stack Manager in hardware, Intelligent Power Distribution (clock gating based on program demand), Deep(er) Sleep Alert States and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology. For increased reliability, heat sinks are used in preference to fans for cooling the processor.

The VP 307/01x provides, soldered on the board, 512 Mbytes of DDR SDRAM that can easily be upgraded up to 1.5 Gbytes via the onboard memory socket. To cater for embedded applications there is 32 Mbytes of Application Flash memory. For a wider range of applications there is an EIDE P2 interface (up to Ultra-DMA100), plus installed EIDE options for an on-board EIDE 2.5-inch disk drive, CompactFlashTM or MicrodriveTM modules, all within a single slot. Other on-board features available are GPIO bits, speaker interface, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and long duration timer. LAN boot firmware is included as well. A transition module is supplied for applications requiring rear I/O connections.

For ease of integration, the VP 307/01x supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including VxWorks®, Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, RTX®, QNX® and MS-DOS®.

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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