Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced rugged single board computer designed for demanding military applications, delivering up to 1.4 GHz processing power in a single slot 6U VME/VME64x form factor while reducing heat dissipation through the use of a low-power microprocessor and advanced cooling hardware.
The PMA board is powered by Intel’s low-power Pentium M (Dothan) and is available configured with either Ultra Low Voltage (1.0 GHz @ 5 W) or Low Voltage (1.4 GHz @ 10 W) versions of the processor.
The PMA is designed for high reliability in high shock and vibration environments (it’s rated to withstand up to 40G shock and 0.15 g2 / Hz vibration, per Mil-Std-810E) and temperature extremes (it’s designed for use in operating ambient temperature environments as harsh as -40C to +71C).
The board, which is also available in an air-cooled configuration, can be optionally configured as an IEEE 1101.2-compliant, conduction-cooled VMEbus module, featuring wedge locks and a full-board heat sink.
Support for the PMA’s Pentium M includes 256MByte, 512MByte or 1GByte of 2.1 GB/s DDR-266 onboard memory. This new SBC also features on-board graphics and advanced I/O and data communications, including a 64-bit/66 MHz PCI-X data bus, support for PMC-X module expansion and ATA/100 and Serial ATA (SATA) data
The board’s 855GME Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) provides an integrated VGA/DVO interface. The PMA’s 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH) chipset provides the PCI-X expansion, ATA/100, and Serial ATA (SATA) support.
Additional I/O support on the board includes a DVI-I connector, dual USB 2.0 ports, a 10/100BaseTX interface, and a COM port, all accessible from board’s
front panel. The PMA’s primary ATA/100 DMA IDE interface is accessible from the VMEbus P2 connector. A second IDE port is routed to the board’s Type II- compatible CompactFlash to enable single-slot booting.
Two VITA 31.1-compliant, 10/100/1000BaseTX ports are routed to the backplane. Conventional PC I/O is accessible with industry-standard connectors on optional rear I/O modules, as well as, SATA, VGA/DVO video, Gb Ethernet, and two more USB 2.0 ports. One PMC-X site is provided for additional I/O expansion.
The PMA is supported with software drivers available for a full range of leading operating systems and real-time operating environments, including Windows NT, Embedded NT, XP, QNX, VxWorks, Linux, Solaris, and pSOS+.
Pricing for the PMA single board computer starts at $6,433 USD in single unit
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