AMC flaunts less-than $2,000 price tag - Embedded.com

AMC flaunts less-than $2,000 price tag

Tempe, Ariz.—Emerson Network Power announced the PrAMC-6210, a next-generation Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) available for a volume price of less than $2,000.

Available in both full and mid-size versions for AdvancedTCA (ATCA), MicroTCA and proprietary architecture systems, the PrAMC-6210 is based on Freescale's MPC8641D PowerPC dual-core processor.

Developed by the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power, the PrAMC-6210 is designed to provide modular, upgradeable, computing power for manufacturers of telecommunications, defense, aerospace, homeland security and industrial automation equipment. OEMs can use the PrAMC-6210 to boost the performance of their existing Power Architecture applications, such as protocol processing, packet processing, data management and I/O management, while lowering their total cost of ownership by consolidating hardware.

The PrAMC-6210 is equipped with carrier grade features, such as a dual-flash bank architecture and a high mean-time-between-failure (MTBF), enabling network equipment providers to address high availability requirements. It also gives the industry a high performance, low-power choice to support legacy PowerPC application code. To support high-speed packet data transfers on and off the card, the PrAMC-6210 features Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and PCI Express (PCIe) interfaces to the carrier or backplane.

Emerson expects PrAMC-6210 modules to be available in the second quarter of 2008. In addition to being offered for purchase as a standalone module, Emerson Network Power will integrate the PrAMC-6210 into its MicroTCA system product lines.

Operating system support includes MontaVista CGE Linux OS, Wind River Platform for Network Equipment-Linux Edition and Wind River VxWorks RTOS.

Emerson, www.emerson.com

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