Concurrent Technologies Debuts PP 512/06x CompactPCI Processor Board

Concurrent Technologies announces the release of one of the first critical embedded products based on Intel’s 45nm process technology and the latest DDR3 memory devices. The PP 512/06x single slot 6U CompactPCI processor board uses the latest high performance mobile dual core processor from the Intel embedded roadmap, the 2.53 GHz Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor T9400. The board is ideal for CPU intensive processing applications whereby the processor’s dual cores can access up to 8 Gbytes of on board DDR3 dual channel SDRAM at up to 16 Gbytes/s. As a single slot solution, this combination of high performance data processing, and a range of I/O interfaces, plus two PMC/XMC sites ensures that the PP 512/06x is an ideal choice for processing intensive applications, particularly within the communications, security, telemetry, scientific and aerospace markets.

Concurrent Technologies PP 512/06x single slot 6U CompactPCI processor boardJane Annear, Commercial Director for Concurrent Technologies commented, “As one of the first companies to announce a product based on the latest processor platform from Intel’s embedded roadmap, we have reemphasised our commitment to introduce new high performance products to the critical embedded market. This latest product will provide the additional performance our customers are asking for. The overall combination of Intel’s new technology on the embedded roadmap means that the PP 512/06x gives an improved performance per Watt over currently available 6U CompactPCI® SBCs in a single slot solution.”

“Concurrent Technologies continues to introduce the latest high performance products based on the Intel’s embedded Roadmap,” said Joe Jensen, general manager, Intel Embedded Computing Division. “This latest single board computer combines the latest Intel processor technology with high performance memory technology, to provide an appealing solution for processing intensive applications such as deep packet inspection.”

The PP 512/06x is based on a platform consisting of the Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor T9400, the Intel® GM45 Graphics Memory Controller Hub and the Intel® I/O Controller Hub 9M. The processor utilizes Intel’s 45nm process technology, and offers a large L2 cache (6 Mbytes), 1066 MHz Front Side Bus, improved power management, plus new features and enhancements to the Intel® Core[tm] microarchitecture delivering increased instructions per clock.

The Mobile Intel® GM45 Express chipset accesses up to 8 Gbytes DDR3-1066 dual channel SDRAM via two SODIMM sockets. For I/O, control and data processing flexibility the PP 512/06x supports two high performance PMC/XMC sites with front and rear I/O, PICMG® 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap). Each PMC site supports up to 133MHz PCI-X operation as well as a x4 PCI Express® XMC interfaces, XMC site 2 can also support x8 PCI Express. The CompactPCI® control/data plane throughput can operate at 33/66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds; the PP 512/06x can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade).

A wide range of onboard I/O is available to the user: the board supports three 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interfaces (one front and two rear) and the front panel also supports a USB 2.0, RS-232, analog graphics (2048 x 1536), keyboard and mouse interfaces. The rear panel supports three USB 2.0, RS-232, and up to four SATA300 interfaces.

Other features included are a watchdog timer, long duration timer, LAN boot firmware and options for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA300 hard disk drive and/or CompactFlash[tm] storage. For applications requiring rear I/O connections, a transition module is available – and can be optionally fitted with a USB Flash disk.

For ease of integration, the PP 512/06x family of boards support many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® XP, Solaris[tm], VxWorks® and QNX®.

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® processor based VME, VXS, CompactPCI® and AdvancedMC[tm] products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member with the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/eca. Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.

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