Confirming the company’s strategy to address a broad range of applications that require powerful embedded computing solutions in constrained spaces, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced its first COM Express products with the bCOM2-L1000 Type 2 module and the CCAR-L1000 carrier. Designed for applications including industrial, simulation/training, test and measurement, gaming and transportation, the bCOM2-L1000 offers a choice of Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo, Core(TM) Duo or Celeron processors with up to 2 Gigabytes of memory, and is supported by the CCAR-L1000 carrier board for customer evaluation of the bCOM2-L1000.
“The industry requirement for smaller embedded computing solutions continues to grow,” said Adrian Bernhard, General Manager, Commercial Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “These new products respond to that requirement by delivering solutions that are characterized by their performance, reliability and flexibility, providing our customers with a range of solutions that are appropriate to a broad spectrum of requirements.”
The choice of three processors allows users to select an appropriate option depending on the power/heat dissipation and performance characteristics of the intended application. The Celeron M option – which sees the processor soldered to the board for even greater reliability – is specifically designed for temperature-critical environments. Four serial ATA ports and an IDE port provide the bCOM2-L1000 with the ability to handle extensive, high performance hard disk storage.
Optimum graphics performance for the bCOM2-L1000 is provided via integrated analog CRT and LVDS interfaces, DVMT 3.0, Intel’s Dual-Frequency Graphics Technology (which reduces integrated graphics chipset power) and dual independent display pipes.
The ATX form factor CCAR-L1000 complements the bCOM2-L1000 with a single x16 PCI Express slot, two x1 slots and four PCI 2.3 slots. Rear panel interfaces include mouse/keyboard, serial, Ethernet, USB, VGA and audio, while onboard support additionally includes a parallel interface, CD-in, S/PDIF in/out and IrDA.
About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions.