San Jose, CA--September 16, 1996--Digital Equipment Corp. (Shrewsbury, MA) unveiled new passive backplanes and new processors in its Digital Modular Computing Components (DMCC) family. The DMCC family is suited for OEMs who require a scalable and expandable set of computing components based on PICMG standards.
OEMs have the option of either 64-bit RISC Alpha or industry standard Intel CPU architectures and can choose from Microsoft Windows NT, Digital Unix, OpenVMS, and VxWorks operating systems.
The new 14-slot passive backplane (10 PCI, 3 ISA, 1 CPU) features the most PCI slots available in the industry, and implements Digital's PCI bridge-chip technology. With the new 10/3/1 backplane and 15 slot enclosure combination, the product family is able to achieve class B emissions.
The DMCC family provides WRS VxWorks V5.2 support, which is a real-time operating system support for Alpha on the PICMG SBC formfactor. Also, the expanded DMCC family now supports WNT 4.0.
In the third quarter Digital will add 166 and 200 MHz Intel Pentium SBCs to the DMCC family. Digital is also program announcing new 19-slot backplanes--13/5/1 and 10/8/1--and a 20-slot enclosure for large I/O requirements with PCI options. OpenVMS 7.1 support will be implemented. Bundling of the backplane combination 14-slot backplanes (either 10/3/1 or 7/6/1) in the 20-slot enclosure are also part of the program announcement for the fourth quarter.
Digital Equipment Corp.
334 South St.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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