AMBLER, Pa., 8 Dec. 2007.MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., is introducing a 2eSST, 6U VMEbus single-board computer (SBC) that reaches a data transfer rate as fast as 320 megabytes per second using a Tundra TSI148 bridge controller.
Built around Freescale's PowerQUICC-III PowerPC MPC8548 consisting of an integrated e500 core with an FPU (floating point unit) and MMU (memory management unit) as well as L2 cache support, the A17 provides clock frequencies as high as 1.5 GHz. The board is backward-compatible with older standards, such as VME64X and VME.
Using only one slot, the A17 can function as either a master or slave in legacy VME environments, and is for applications in industrial control, medical equipment, and mobile communications.
The soldered 2 gigabytes of ECC-controlled DDR2 SDRAM memory firmly withstands shock and vibration, making the A17 suitable for mobile applications. The Flash disk for program storage is also soldered, and the fast, non-volatile FRAM is ideal for applications that require low power consumption.
The A17's front panel has two Gigabit Ethernet and two COM interfaces accessible via an RJ45 connection. Two additional Gigabit Ethernet channels are available at the optional P0 rear connector.
The board offers two PMC slots that operate at up to 64-bit/66 MHz. One of the mezzanine slots supports rear I/O and can be used for XMC modules with a PCI Express x1, x2, x4 or x8 link. The second PMC-only slot, connected to the onboard FPGA, can also be used for individual additional functions implemented in the FPGA.
For more information contact MEN Micro online at www.menmicro.com.