Concurrent Technologies Unveils 3U CompactPCI Single Board Computer

For harsh operating environments Concurrent Technologies introduces a low power, 3U CompactPCI(R) single board computer (SBC) supporting the 1.4 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor LV 738. The TP 302/320 range combines the performance of the Intel Pentium M processor with the Intel(R) 855GME GMCH chipset and up to 1Gbyte of soldered 333MHz DDR SDRAM. The board operates as a system controller for up to 7 peripheral boards including hot-swap control. Two industrial grade options are available, the 1.4 GHz TP 302/320-K (-40°C to +85°C) or the 1.4 GHz TP 302/320-E (-25°C to +70°C). Commercial grade options (0°C to +55°C) are also available, using either the 1.4 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor. These 3U CompactPCI boards are well suited to applications within the transportation, industrial-control, automation, scientific, telemetry, defence, security, and aerospace markets.

Both of the Intel Pentium M processors, the 1.4 GHz and the 1.8 GHz, support 2 Mbytes L2 cache. One core feature of the Intel Pentium M processor is that the user’s software can control the speed of the processor with the benefit of tuning the power/performance ratio to suit the application requirements. The Intel 855GME GMCH memory controller interfaces to 1Gbyte of soldered 333MHz DDR SDRAM, and the board’s main I/O capability is provided by the Intel(R) 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH).

Concurrent Technologies TP 302/32x 3U CompactPCI Single Board ComputerFor fast external control and high-speed data paths, the TP 302/32x family supports up to four high-speed USB 2.0 ports and up to four RS232 (including one RS232/422) ports, plus the on-board Intel(R) 82546GB Ethernet controller can sustain data-rates of up to 4 Gigabits/sec via the two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The CompactPCI control/data plane throughput can operate at 33/66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds. Additional I/O features include dual EIDE, dual Serial ATA150 and stereo audio interfaces. For embedded applications the boards support, as standard, an onboard CompactFlash(TM) socket via the EIDE interface. There is an option to install an on-board 2.5-inch EIDE ATA100 hard disk drive or for harsher environments a 2.5″ solid state EIDE flash drive.

A 2048 x 1536 front panel graphics interface is implemented using the Intel(R) 855GME GMCH and includes a 1400 x 1050 rear panel DVI-D interface. Other features provided are keyboard and mouse interface, PC real-time clock, watchdog timer, long duration timer, and legacy speaker interface. For applications requiring rear I/O connections, a transition module is available – a stereo audio CODEC and line level stereo audio I/O pairs and MIC input are also supported on the transition module.

The boards support many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux(R), VxWorks(R), Windows(R) XP Embedded, Windows(R) XP, Windows(R) 2000 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 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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