Concurrent Technologies Debuts TP A40/30x CPCI Single Board Computer

Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest ultra low power 3U single/dual slot CompactPCI® single board computer (SBC), the TP A40/30x. The board uses the 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom[tm] processor Z530 and the highly integrated Intel® System Controller Hub US15W both from the Intel® embedded roadmap, ensuring long term availability. With 1 Gbyte DDR2-533 SDRAM this ultra low power board also supports a variety of peripheral I/O ports, CompactFlash, CANbus controller, an optional PMC/XMC module and can operate in a system slot, peripheral slot or as a blade. Commercial and extended temperature versions are now available and ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled (to VITA 47), versions will be available shortly. With a combined thermal design power of less than 5 Watts for the processor and chipset the TP A40/30x 3U CompactPCI SBC is well suited to ultra low power applications within the transportation, industrial-control, automation, scientific, telemetry, defence, security, and aerospace markets.

Concurrent Technologies - TP A40/30x CPCI Single Board ComputerThe 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom[tm] processor Z530 (soldered), based on Intel’s 45nm technology, provides 512 Kbytes L2 cache and supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® Virtualization Technology. The Intel® System Controller Hub US15W is a memory controller, I/O controller hub and graphics controller combined in a single chip package.

Depending on the peripheral I/O requirements the TP A40/30x is available as a single or dual 3U slot board and can operate as a system controller (for up to 7 peripheral slots with PICMG 2.1 hot-swap control), as a peripheral board, or as a blade. And for system management the board supports IPMI PICMG 2.9 via the IPMB0 interface.

The TP A40/30x family supports (in 1 slot) a high speed CANbus controller, five high-speed USB 2.0 ports, up to two RS232 (including one RS232/422) ports, and up to two Gigabit Ethernet channels which can provide full-duplex data-rates. The CompactPCI control/data plane throughput can operate at 33/66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds. Additional I/O features include interfaces for four Serial ATA300, front or rear graphics, and hi-definition stereo audio. For embedded applications the board supports, as standard, an onboard CompactFlash[tm] socket via an EIDE interface. Using two slots, the TP A40/30x supports a 66MHz PMC (with front/rear I/O) or XMC site, a second on-board or front loading CompactFlash and an option to install an on-board 2.5-inch SATA300 hard disk drive, or a 2.5″ solid state SATA flash drive for harsher environments.

A 2048 x 1536 front panel analog graphics interface is implemented using the Intel System Controller Hub US15W. Other features provided are a PC real-time clock, watchdog timer, long duration timer, two GPIO signals and a legacy speaker interface.

For applications requiring rear I/O connections, a transition module is available – the RS232/422 level shifters, the stereo audio CODEC, line level stereo audio I/O pairs and MIC input are also supported on the transition module.

For ease of integration the TP A40/30x supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, QNX and VxWorks®.

3U CPCI board benefits from ultra low power 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor.

For more details on this product, including datasheet, visit www.gocct.com/sheets/tpa4030x.htm

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

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