Concurrent Debuts PP 452/03x Dual Core PMC/XMC Single Board Computer

Concurrent Technologies announces the release of their latest single-slot CompactPCI® dual-core processor, dual PMC/XMC, single board computer. The PP 452/03x uses a popular mobile dual core processor from the Intel® embedded roadmap, the 1.5 GHz or 1.06 GHz Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor. The board is ideal for low power intensive processing applications where the dual processor cores can access up to 4 Gbytes of soldered DDR2-400 ECC SDRAM at up to 6.4 Gbytes/s. For I/O flexibility there are 2 PMC/XMC sites supporting both front and rear I/O, plus 2 SATA150, 1 RS232, 3 USB 2.0 and dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

Concurrent Technologies PP 452/03x Dual Core PMC/XMC Single Board ComputerThe board also supports PICMG® 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap). All boards can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade). Commercial and extended temperature versions are now available and ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled, versions will be available shortly. Applications for this family of boards are expected within the defence, industrial control and transportation markets.

The PP 452/03x board supports the 1.5 GHz Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo L7400 processor (soldered) or the 1.06 GHz Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo ULV U7500 processor (soldered), each with 4 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores), and supporting 64-bit operating systems. The Intel® E7520 server class chipset and Intel® 6300ESB ICH are used to complement the processor to achieve a high performance, yet low power, core architecture.

PICMG 2.16 Dual Gigabit Ethernet Packet Switching backplanes enables a tried and tested method of implementing a LAN-based multiprocessor architecture by leveraging readily available Ethernet hardware, TCP/IP software, clustering and other network management tools. Using standard networking techniques offers efficient method of remote booting boards within the chassis, and simplified intercommunication between boards. It can be used as a method of offloading tasks from the standard CompactPCI backplane, thereby improving overall application efficiency. PICMG 2.16 is suitable for applications such as data acquisition, radar data processing or those requiring data synchronization across multiple system boards.

Each PMC site supports up to 66MHz PCI-X operation as well as x4 PCI Express® XMC interfaces, XMC site 1 can also support x8 PCI Express. This high functionality board offers an array of functions – plus rear I/O consisting of 2 SATA150, 1 RS232, 3 USB 2.0 and dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. To cater for embedded applications, there is an onboard 4 Gbyte Flash disk. For a wider range of applications there is an onboard EIDE option for CompactFlash[tm] modules. As well as the industry standard PC interfaces, other features available include a watchdog timer, long duration timer, and LAN boot firmware.

For ease of integration the PP 452/03x supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Solaris[tm], QNX® and VxWorks®.

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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 UK, USA, India 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) and XMC (Express Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

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