Concurrent Technologies’ VP 417/03x Single Board Computer

Concurrent Technologies’ VP 417/03x SBC is a single-slot VME dual-core processor, dual PMC, single board computer. The VP 417/03x uses mobile dual core processors from the Intel(R) embedded roadmap, the 1.5 GHz or the 2.16 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor. The VP 417/03x supports many operating systems, including Linux(R), Windows® XP Embedded, Windows(R) XP, Windows(R) 2000, Solaris(TM), LynxOS(R), QNX(R) and VxWorks(R).

The board is ideal for low power intensive processing applications where the dual processor cores can access up to 4 Gbytes on board DDR2 ECC SDRAM at up to 6.4 Gbytes/s. With two 66MHz PMC sites, suitable for a wide range of PMC modules, the board also includes extensive I/O functionality and can support VITA 31.1. Commercial and extended temperature versions are now available and ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled, versions will be available shortly. Applications for this family of boards are expected within the defence, industrial control and transportation markets.

The VP 417/03x board supports the 2.16 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T7400 processor (in a socket) or 1.5 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo L7400 processor (soldered), each with 4 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores), both processors support 64-bit operating systems. By using appropriate operating systems and applications software, a computing performance increase of over twice an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor is achievable, and yet the Intel Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the 2.16 GHz dual core processor is 34W versus 27W TDP for the single core 2.0 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 760. The Intel(R) E7520 server class chipset and Intel(R) 6300ESB ICH are used to complement the processor to achieve a high performance, yet low power, core architecture.

Supporting two 66MHz PCI-X PMC sites, and expansion for two more PMC sites (all with rear I/O) this high functionality board offers an array of functions – analog graphics, keyboard, mouse, 2x RS-232/422/485, 2x USB and EIDE interfaces. The front panel supports dual PMC, analog graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces, and includes an additional USB and an additional RS-232 interface. To cater for embedded applications, there is 64Mbytes of Application Flash memory. For a wider range of applications, there is an ATA100 EIDE P2 interface, an onboard EIDE option for CompactFlash(TM) modules or an onboard SATA150 2.5-inch disk drive. As well as the industry standard PC interfaces, other features available include a watchdog timer, long duration timer, and LAN boot firmware.

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