Just released at Intel Corp.’s developer forum this week by SBS Technologies, the PSL09 Processor PCI Mezzanine card (PrPMC) is designed for embedded applications that need a Windows XP GUI.
A high performance processor module powered by the Intel Pentium M processor Low Voltage at 1.4 GHz or the Celeron M processor Ultra Low Voltage, the PSL09 PrPMC is designed for use in applications such as I/O management, data management or packet processing.
It supports a 33/66 MHz PCI bus and incorporates sophisticated power management technology, a VGA interface and 256 Mbytes of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM with optional ECC. The PSL09 provides embedded application designers extensive connectivity with four USB 2.0 ports, two serial ATA channels and two Fast Ethernet ports.
Adrian Bernhard, Managing Director of European Operations for SBS Technologies, said the PSL09 supports Monarch and non-Monarch modes for increased flexibility. In Monarch mode, the PSL09 acts as the host on the PCI bus, controlling the carrier board to which it is attached.
If the embedded application needs a processor module with higher performance it can be easily changed without a redesign of the carrier board itself. In non-Monarch mode, the PSL09 acts as a slave processor module creating, with the host processor on the carrier board, a loosely coupled multi-processing capability adding additional computing power for demanding applications.
Upon request, the PSL09 features–as an option–PICMG 2.15 compatibility with the added option of one or two Fast Ethernet links through the Pn4/Jn4 connector. This PICMG 2.15 option enables the PSL09 to operate with CompactPCI 2.16 and AdvancedTCA carrier boards offering embedded application developers a wide range of alternatives.
Available in a standard temperature range of 0C to +50C, this board is also available in an extended temperature version ranging from -40 to +55 C for demanding applications in low temperature conditions. The PSL09 supports the Linux, VxWorks and Windows XP operating systems.
Available now, the pricing for the PSL09 PrPMC in single quantities starts at $2,140.
SBS Technologies, Inc.