Thales Computers has taken the wraps off the first in a line of all-in-one 3U conduction-cooled compact PCI single board computers targeted at industrial, aerospace, transport and communications.
The PowerEngineC7 is designed around the PowerPC 750FX, a dual issue superscalar control processor, operating at 700 MHz. Included is a PMC expansion slot and a dual Ethernet 10/100 port. FLASH memory is allocated 64 MB for the systems and 128 MB for the user.
The 32 KB L1 cache has a 32-byte line, 8-way set associative instruction
cache and a 32 KB 32-byte line, 8-way associative data cache. The 1 MB
internal L2 cache has ECC clocked at processor frequency.
The board’s high-speed 256 MB DDR SDRAM with ECC supports code execution copied from FLASH memory. A predefined area of the memory is protected from the PCI and Ethernet accesses and allows the definition of a dedicated PPC communications area.
Scheduled for availability in October, pricing starts at $4450 for a single unit purchase.