Concurrent Technologies announces its latest range of high performance RoHS compliant VME64x single board computers (SBC) – the VX 405/04x family. The boards feature the latest low power, dual core processors from the Intel(R) embedded roadmap, (the 1.66 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo L2400 processor and the higher performance 2.0 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo T2500 processor) to ensure high performance processing. The VXS switched serial standard – VITA 41.3 – is optionally supported to provide fast data transfer between other compatible boards in the system. This combination of high performance data processing and a wealth of I/O ensure that the boards are ideal for intensive computing applications within the defense, security, telemetry, industrial control, scientific, and aerospace markets. Extended temperature variants are also available.
The VX 405/04x board supports the 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo T2500 (in a socket) or the 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo L2400 processor (soldered); both processors support 2 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores). By using appropriate operating systems and applications software, a computing performance increase of up to twice an Intel Pentium M is achievable, and yet the Intel Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the 2.0 GHz dual core processor is 31W versus 27W TDP for the 2.0 GHz Pentium M processor. The Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express chipset and Intel(R) ICH7-M are used to complement the processor to achieve a low power, yet high performance core design. Up to 4 Gbytes of soldered 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM can be installed on the boards.
To enable easy fast transfer of data between the VX 405/04x board and other components in the system there are two networking options available: dual 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet interfaces (via P2) or a VITA 41.3 interface (via P0) giving dual 1000Mbps baseband IEEE 802.3 serial links onto a VXS backplane fabric.
A wide range of I/O is available: the front panel supports a 64-bit 66MHz PMC (with XMC) and a third 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interface, while both the front and rear panels support graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces plus up to 5 USB 2.0 and 2 RS-232/422 interfaces. The remaining rear panel interfaces provided are EIDE, SATA150, stereo audio line in/out and 3.5-inch floppy disk. Other features included are a watchdog timer, long duration timer, LAN boot firmware and options for an onboard 2.5-inch EIDE hard disk drive or dual CompactFlash(TM) EIDE storage. Alternatively, there is provision to provide 2 64-bit 66MHz PMC sites, with front and rear I/O, by using an optional secondary PMC carrier board.
For ease of integration, the VX 405/04x family of boards support many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux(R), Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) XP Embedded, Windows(R) XP, VxWorks(R) and QNX(R).
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.