Thales Computers in Raleigh, N.C., is introducing a line of 3U CompactPCI embedded computers, starting with the rugged conduction-cooled PowerEngineC7, a single-board computer (SBC) for compact, real-time systems for defense, aerospace, industrial, transportation, and communications applications. The PowerEngineC7 is designed around the PowerPC 750FX, a dual issue superscalar control processor, operating at 700 MHz. Included is a PMC expansion slot and a dual Ethernet 10/100 port. Flash memory is allocated 64 megabytes for the systems and 128 megabytes for the user. The 32 kilobyte L1 cache has a 32-byte line, eight-way set associative instruction cache and a 32 kilobyte 32-byte line, eight-way associative data cache. The 1 megabyte internal L2 cache has ECC clocked at processor frequency. The board’s high-speed 256 megabyte DDR SDRAM with ECC supports code execution copied from FLASH memory. A predefined area of the memory is protected from the PCI and Ethernet accesses and allows the definition of a dedicated PPC communications area. For more information contact Thales online at www.thalescomputers.com.