GE Fanuc Embedded Systems in Charlottesville, Va., is announcing the PPC9A addition to the company’s PowerXtreme family of 6U VME single-board computers. At the heart of the PPC9A is Freescale’s latest PowerPC processor, the dual-core 8641D operating at 1.3 GHz. The PPC9A-which is 2eSST-capable-supports as much as 4 gigabytes of DDR2 memory, and as much as 1 gigabyte of Flash memory. That board has two PMC/XMC sites (PCI-X 133 MHz/8-lane PCI Express) supporting I/O via P-zero and P2, but also GE Fanuc’s AFIX (Additional Flexible Interface Xtension) site that allows custom functionality. That board has two Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and six serial ports. For more information contact GE Fanuc Embedded Systems online at www.gefanucembedded.com.