Charlottesville, Va.Acknowledging the increasing importance of I/O connectivity in demanding defense applications for embedded computing, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the V7768 and V7769 6U VMEbus single board computers (SBC).
The two boards, which extend the company's VME64 roadmap, also provide evidence of the company's commitment to supporting the latest Intel processors and mobile chipsets. Both SBCs offer the Intel Core2 Duo processor operating at 2.16GHz and the Mobile Intel 945GME Express Chipset. The dual slot V7769, which provides dual SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) connectors on the front panel, can optionally be configured with an on-board 2.5-in. SATA hard drive. It features three PCI-X PMC slots, allowing for maximum user-defined connectivity. The single slot V7768 can also be expanded via the PMC237 mezzanine board to provide legacy PMC functionality.
The V7768 and V7769 are the first products from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to leverage the power of Intel's dual core architecture in conjunction with the Universe II PCI-to-VME bridge from Tundra Semiconductor. This provides an easy, software-compatible upgrade path for existing users of the VME64-based V7750, V7751, V7805, and V7851.
Up to 4 Mbytes of Level 2 cache and up to 2 Gbytes of DDR2 SDRAM are provided by each board, as are two Gigabit Ethernet ports via the front panel. Two SATA ports, two serial ports, four USB 2.0 ports and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports are also standard. Operating system support is provided for Windows XP, Windows Vista, VxWorks andLinux.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, www.gefanuc.com