GE Fanuc Embedded Systems recently introduced their EP2A 6U VME single board computer, the latest in the EmPower family. The new SBC features a Freescale PowerPC MPC7448 processor and 1 Gigabyte of DDR SDRAM. The EP2A also includes the latest Marvell Discovery V integrated system controller for leading-edge performance. The EP2A is not only a highly cost-effective solution, but also offers a unique I/O set with its four fast HDLC-capable serial ports (enabled by a PowerQUICC 2 device) complementing its Gigabit Ethernet, USB and GPIO capabilities. Outstanding flexibility is achieved by the provision of two PMC sites as well as GE Fanucâ€™s unique AFIX (Additional Flexible Interface Xtension) card site that allows custom functionality to be added to the board at minimum cost and in minimum time.
Designed specifically for the rugged defense and aerospace market and applications such as mission computing and embedded communications, the EP2A offers unprecedented flexibility. Its two PMC sites and single AFIX site can be employed simultaneously without sharing I/O pins with the on-board I/O features. AFIX cards are available that support dual MIL-STD-1553B interfaces, SCSI, graphics and Flash memory modules, and customer specific versions. The fast HDLC-capable serial channels and Gigabit Ethernet ports make the EP2A highly suited to communications-oriented embedded computing applications.
Available in five air- and conduction-cooled environmental levels, the EP2A is fully supported by comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) and BSPs for VxWorks from Wind River Systems, LynxOS from LynuxWorks and Integrity from Green Hills Software.
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