Commercial or Industrial Grade 3U CPCI SBC, Intel Core 2 Duo, PMC/XMC site

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January 2008 – VSYSTEMS Electronic GmbH introduces the 3U single/dual slot CompactPCI® single board computer (SBC), the TP 442/34x from Concurrent Technologies. Using the latest mobile processors from the Intel® embedded roadmap, the 1.5 GHz or the 2.16 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, the board is suitable for low power data-intensive processing applications whereby the processor’s dual-cores can access up to 2 Gbytes DDR2-667 SDRAM. This versatile 3U SBC supports a variety of peripheral I/O ports, an optional PMC/XMC module and can operate in a system slot, peripheral slot or as a blade. In addition to the commercial grade version, two industrial grade options are also available for operating at temperatures over -40°C to +85°C or -25°C to +70°C. The TP 442/34x 3U CompactPCI SBC is well suited to applications within the transportation, industrial-control, automation, scientific, telemetry, defense, security, and aerospace markets.

The TP 442/34x supports the 2.16 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7400 processor (soldered) or 1.5 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo L7400 processor (soldered), each with 4 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores); both processors can support 64-bit operating systems. The Intel® 945GME GMCH graphics/memory controller and Intel® ICH7-R I/O controller are used to complement the processor to achieve a low power yet high performance core design. The memory controller can access 1 or 2 Gbytes DR2-667 single channel SDRAM at up to 5.3 Gbytes/s.

Depending on the peripheral I/O requirements the TP 442/34x 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), or as a peripheral board, or as a blade. And for system management the board supports IPMI PICMG 2.9 via the IPMB0 interface.

For fast external control and high-speed data paths, the TP 442/34x family supports (in 1 slot) four high-speed USB 2.0 ports and up to two RS232 (including one RS232/422) ports, and the two Gigabit Ethernet channels can sustain full-duplex data-rates of up to 4 Gigabits/sec. The CompactPCI control/data plane throughput can operate at 33/66MHz backplane PCI signaling speeds. Additional I/O features include three Serial ATA300, front/rear graphics and stereo audio interfaces. For embedded applications the board supports, as standard, an onboard CompactFlash™ socket via an EIDE interface. Using two slots, the TP 442/34x supports a 66MHz PMC (with front/rear I/O) or XMC site (via a x4 PCI Express port), alternatively there is an option to install an on-board 2.5-inch SATA300 hard disk drive or for harsher environments a 2.5" solid state SATA flash drive.

A 2048 x 1536 front panel analog graphics interface and a 1600 x 1200 rear panel digital graphics interface are implemented using the Intel 945GME GMCH. 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 442/34x supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® 2000, LynxOS®, QNX®, Solaris™ and VxWorks®.
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