Concurrent Debuts CompactPCI Dual PMC SBC with Intel Core Duo Processor

Concurrent Technologies announces their latest range of high performance RoHS compliant CompactPCI single board computers (SBC) – the PP 410/03x family. To give the latest high performance processing, the boards feature the 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. The PP 410/03x can access up to 4 Gbytes DDR2-400 ECC SDRAM at up to 6.4 Gbytes/s. And for I/O flexibility there are two high performance PMC sites supporting both front and rear I/O, three Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, PICMG(R) 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap).

The PP 410/03x can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade). This combination of high performance data processing and a wealth of I/O ensure that the boards are ideal for intensive data processing applications within the telecommunications, defense, security, telemetry, scientific and aerospace markets. Extended temperature variants are also available.

The PP 410/03x 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(R) Pentium(R) M processor 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 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 760. The Intel(R) E7520 server class chipset and Intel(R) 6300ESB ICH are used to complement the processor to achieve a high performance, yet low power, core architecture.

“The combination of the Intel Core Duo processors and the Intel E7520 chipset provides a perfect performance upgrade path to our existing server class CompactPCI product line,” commented Glen Fawcett, CEO, Concurrent Technologies. “Intel continues to provide an excellent, long term road map for processors and chipsets. We believe this combination will be particularly well received in high-end communications applications where enhanced I/O capability is required as well as superior CPU performance.”

As an intelligent PMC carrier with dual PMC sites, the PP 410/03x is ideally suited to intensive I/O or data applications. Each PMC site is controlled via its own PCI bus. PMC site 2 supports up to 100MHz PCI-X operation and supports a x8 PCI Express(TM) XMC interface. PMC site 1 supports up to 66MHz PCI operation. As well as front I/O, the PMC I/O connector signals from both PMC sites are routed to the rear connectors (J4 is not fitted).

A wide range of onboard I/O is available: the board supports three 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interfaces (one front and two rear) and the front panel also supports a USB 2.0, RS 232, graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces. As well as dual PMC rear I/O, the rear panel supports three more USB 2.0, up to two more RS-232, two SATA150, stereo audio line in/out, parallel printer port and 3.5-inch floppy disk interfaces. 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 and/or CompactFlash(TM) EIDE storage. For applications requiring rear I/O connections a variety of transition modules are also available.

For ease of integration, the PP 410/03x family of boards support many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux(R), Windows(R) Server 2003, 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. Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.