Concurrent Introduces CompactPCI Dual PMC SBC with Core 2 Duo

Concurrent Technologies announces its latest range of single slot 6U CompactPCI(R) embedded computers using the latest mobile dual-core processors from the Intel(R) embedded roadmap. The PP 432/05x board supports the 2.16 GHz or 1.5 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor and the PP 430/05x board supports the 2.0 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor. Each board can access up to 4 Gbytes DDR2-400 ECC SDRAM (dual SODIMM). For I/O flexibility there are 2 PMC/XMC sites supporting both front and rear I/O, plus 3 SATA drives, 3 RS232, 4 USB 2.0 and 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The board also supports PICMG(R) 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap).

All boards 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 this family is ideal for a wide range of applications within the telecommunications, defence, security, telemetry, aerospace, medical and scientific markets. Extended temperature variants are also available.

Concurrent Technologies PP 43x/05x CompactPCI Dual PMC SBCThe PP 432/05x board supports the 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor (in a socket) or the 1.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 (soldered) – both with 4 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores). The PP 430/05x board supports the 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor T2500 (in a socket) with 2 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores). The Intel(R) 3100 server class embedded chipset, combining both memory and I/O controllers in a single chip, complement the dual-core processor to achieve a high performance, yet low power, core architecture.

Depending upon the operating systems and applications software used, a computing performance increase of up to twice an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor is achievable. The Intel Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the 2.0 GHz dual core processor is 31W versus 27W TDP for the single core 2.0 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 760 (both with 2 Mbytes L2 cache) thus demonstrating an even greater improvement in measured performance/watt in a single (4HP) 6U slot.

As an embedded board with dual PMC sites, the PP 43x/05x is ideally suited to intensive I/O or data applications. Each PMC site is controlled via its own PCI bus; PMC site 1 supports up to 100MHz 3.3V PCI-X and PMC site 2 supports 33MHz 3.3V/5V PCI operation; each site supports a PCI Express(R) XMC interface. As well as front I/O, the PMC I/O connector signals from both PMC sites are routed to the rear connectors.

Additionally, a wide range of onboard I/O is available to the user: the board supports 4 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interfaces (2 front and 2 rear) and the front panel also supports 2 USB 2.0 with an onboard header for an RS-232 interface. As well as dual PMC rear I/O, the rear panel supports a further 2 USB 2.0 interfaces, up to 3 more RS-232 channels, 2 SATA150 interfaces plus an optional parallel printer port and 3.5-inch floppy interfaces. Other features included are a watchdog timer, long duration timer, LAN boot firmware and options for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA150 hard disk drive and/or CompactFlash(TM) EIDE storage. For applications requiring rear I/O connections a variety of transition modules are also available, including support for PIM modules.

For ease of integration, the PP 43x/05x family supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux(R), Windows(R) Server 2003, Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) XP Embedded, Windows(R) XP, QNX(R), Solaris(TM) and VxWorks(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 critical embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA, UK and China as well as a worldwide distributor network. The company has a wide range of high performance Intel(R) processor based VME, VXS, CompactPCI(R) and AdvancedMC(TM) 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.

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