American Eltec in Las Vegas has enhanced its basic automation board (BAB) range by introducing the 1-GHz version of the BAB 760 PowerPC board. Modern microprocessor design with PCI architecture, VMEbus, and expansion facilities using PMC modules are the basis of the BAB 760 board. Designed for medical applications, telecommunications, and industrial automation, the board offers the power of the PowerPC 750 GX central processing unit, company officials say. The BAB 760 board is industrial control applications, and can even be used for such complex tasks as image processing when combined with PMC frame grabbers. The board can expand using a PMC module. A graphics card and various B/W and color frame grabbers are available for this. A PMC extender card permits one or two PMC modules to be fitted. The board is equipped with an 8-megabit flash EPROM. A stand-alone operating system or applications can be stored there, for example. A 512 KB boot ROM contains the initialization and test routines for startup. For more information contact the company online at www.americaneltec.com.