Acknowledging the increasing importance of I/O connectivity in today’s demanding defense applications for embedded computing, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the V7768 and V7769 6U VMEbus single board computers. The two new boards, which extend the company’s established VME64 roadmap, also provide evidence of the company’s commitment to supporting the latest Intel® processors and mobile chipsets.
Both single board computers offer the Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo processor operating at 2.16GHz and the Mobile Intel 945GME Express Chipset. The dual slot V7769, which provides dual SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) connectors on the front panel, can optionally be configured with an on-board 2.5″ SATA hard drive. It features three PCI-X PMC slots, allowing for maximum user-defined connectivity. The single slot V7768 can also be expanded via the PMC237 mezzanine board to provide legacy PMC functionality.
“Increasingly, today’s leading edge defense applications see the requirement to interface with a broad range of real world external devices, as well as often being only one system within a ‘system of systems’,” said Richard Kirk, Product Manager at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “The V7768 and V7769 provide system designers with the flexibility to cost-effectively accommodate extensive and varied I/O functionality, while delivering outstanding processing performance.”
The V7768 and V7769 are the first products from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to leverage the power of Intel’s dual core architecture in conjunction with the Universe(tm) II PCI-to-VME bridge from Tundra Semiconductor. This provides not only an easy, software-compatible upgrade path for existing users of the VME64-based V7750, V7751, V7805, and V7851, but also a range of solutions that offer significant choice in terms of price/performance.
Up to 4 Mbytes of Level 2 cache and up to 2 Gbytes of DDR2 SDRAM are provided by each board, as are two Gigabit Ethernet ports via the front panel. Two SATA ports, two serial ports, four USB 2.0 ports and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports are also standard. Operating system support is provided for Windows® XP, Windows Vista(tm), VxWorks(tm) and Linux®.
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.
Intel is a registered trademark, and Core is a trademark, of Intel Corporation. Universe is a trademark of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark, and Vista is a trademark, of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. VxWorks is a trademark of Wind River Systems.