Concurrent Unveils Dual-Core 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer

Concurrent Technologies announces the release of their latest dual-core processor 6U CompactPCI(R) single board computer. The PP 402/04x uses the latest mobile dual core processors from the Intel(R) embedded roadmap, ranging from the 1.5 GHz to the 2.16 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor, giving an even greater improvement in measured performance/watt. The board is ideal for low power processing applications where the dual processor cores can access up to 4 Gbytes on board DDR2 SDRAM. The board also supports a 100MHz PCI-X PMC site (plus rear I/O), PICMG(R) 2.16 Gigabit Ethernet and can operate in a system slot, peripheral slot or as a blade. This combination of high performance processing and a range of I/O interfaces ensures that the PP 402/04x is an ideal choice for power sensitive performance applications within the telecommunications, defence, security, telemetry, scientific and aerospace markets. A range of extended temperature options is also available.

Concurrent PP 402/04x 6U CompactPCI single board computer with Intel Core 2 Duo processorThe PP 402/04x board supports the 2.16 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T7400 processor (in a socket) or 1.5 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo L7400 processor (soldered), each with 4 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores), both processors support 64-bit operating systems. By using appropriate operating systems and applications software, a computing performance increase of over twice an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor is achievable, and yet the Intel Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the 2.16 GHz dual core processor is 34W versus 27W TDP for the single core 2.0 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 760. 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. The chipset’s memory controller can access 4 Gbytes DDR2 667 dual channel SDRAM at up to 10.6 Gbytes/s and 2 Gbytes soldered DDR2-667 single channel SDRAM at up to 5.3 Gbytes/s.

A wide range of onboard I/O is available to the user: the board supports four 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interfaces (two front and two rear). The front panel also supports a USB 2.0, two RS232, secondary analog/digital graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces. As well as the PMC site rear I/O, the rear panel supports three USB 2.0, two RS-232, two SATA150, one EIDE, digital graphics, keyboard and mouse interfaces. Other features included are a watchdog timer, long duration timer, LAN boot firmware and options for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drive and onboard CompactFlash(TM) EIDE storage. For applications requiring rear I/O connections a rear transition module is also available.

The PP 402/04x family of boards support PICMG 2.16 (Gigabit Ethernet switched fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap). For ease of integration the boards support many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux(R), Windows(R) XP Embedded, Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) XP, Windows(R) Server 2003, Solaris(TM), LynxOS(R), QNX(R) 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. Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.

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