Concurrent Technologies Debuts VME Single Board Computers

Concurrent Technologies announces a range of high performance, low power VME single board computers (SBC) – the VP33x/02x family. With a choice of processors, from the low power 1.0 GHz Intel(R) Celeron(R) M ULV 373 processor up to the high performance 1.8 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 745, and a wide variety of I/O features, these RoHS compliant boards are suitable for a broad range of commercial applications; for harsher applications, extended temperature options enable operation over -40°C to +85°C or over -25°C to +70°C. The flexibility and options available within this product family will offer the system integrator the opportunity to use the same board for many different projects, therefore ensuring both an excellent return on software development time as well as reducing time to market for new projects. Typical applications for these RoHS compliant products are expected to be within the defense, security, telemetry, industrial control, scientific, and aerospace markets.

The VP 337/02x board supports the 1.8 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 745 (in a socket) or the 1.4 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 738 (soldered) – both with 2 Mbytes L2 cache. The VP 335/02x board supports the 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium(R) M processor (in a socket) with 1 Mbyte L2 cache.

VME single board computer

The low power, entry-level performance version, the VP 335/02x, supports the 1.0 GHz Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor ULV 373 (soldered) with 512 Kbytes L2 cache. The VP 335/02x is an economically viable upgrade to Concurrent Technologies’ earlier Intel(R) Pentium(R) III based VP 110/01x product family, as it is both front and rear I/O compatible with all variants of the VP 110/01x family. The VP 335/02x offers an easy upgrade path to newer technology thereby ensuring ongoing project continuity with the minimum of re-engineering.

All variants of the product family provide an EIDE interface (up to UDMA100) that is accessible via the P2 connector; in addition, onboard EIDE 2.5-inch disk drive, CompactFlash(TM), or Hitachi GST Microdrive(TM) modules may be installed on the board whilst maintaining a single slot solution. To cater for embedded applications, there is also 64Mbytes of on board Application Flash memory.

A wealth of I/O is available on the boards: the front panel supports dual PMC I/O, analog graphics (2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz), keyboard and mouse interfaces, and an RS-232 interface. The rear connector supports 64-data bits I/O for each PMC site, an EIDE interface, a USB 2.0 interface, and a floppy disk interface. The I/O can be further extended by the addition of PMC modules using either of the two on board 64-bit 66MHz PMC sites. Each PMC site supports 3.3V or 5V PCI signalling. Two further PMC sites can be added using a second slot PMC carrier board. As well as the industry standard PC interfaces, other features available on the boards include a watchdog timer, long duration timer, and LAN boot firmware. For ease of integration, the VP 33x/02x family of boards support many of today’s leading operating systems, including VxWorks(R), Linux(R), Windows NT(R), Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) XP Embedded, Windows(R) XP, RTX(R), QNX(R), Solaris(TM) and LynxOS(R).

The VP 33x/02x family is available today. More details on this product, including datasheet, are available online.

About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for real-time embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA and UK as well as a worldwide distributor network. In addition to its original Multibus(R) II product line the company has a wide range of high performance Intel(R) processor based VME and CompactPCI products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.

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