Tempe, Ariz.--June 24, 1997--Motorola Computer Group (MCG), Technical Products Division (Tempe, Ariz.) announced the MVME2300, a new embedded processor board with dual PMC slots which support both front panel and P2 I/O.
The PowerPlus VME Architecture from Motorola Computer Group is ideal for applications such as telecommunications and simulation, which demand high data throughput, processing power, and configuration flexibility. Motorola's MVME2300, which has a suggested entry list price of 40 percent below that of previous Motorola PowerPlus Architecture implementations on VME offers PowerPlus performance for even the most cost-sensitive projects.
Motorola's MVME2300 incorporates a PowerPC 603e or PowerPC 604ev clocked at 200 MHz, together with up to 128 Mbytes of ECC DRAM and up to 5 Mbytes of FLASH. With a memory bandwidth of over 400 MBps, the PowerPlus Architecture enables the PowerPC 604ev to deliver an estimated 8.7 peak SPECint95 and 8.5 peak SPECfp95. This level of processing power is complemented by outstanding data throughput. The 64-bit PCI local bus has a peak I/O bandwidth of 264 MBps, making MVME2300 ideal for data-hungry applications, while the optimally decoupled structure of PowerPlus Architecture assures minimal degradation of processor performance, even under very heavy I/O loads.
On-board I/O includes a 10/100BaseTX Ethernet port. Additional modular I/O can be added via two industry-standard PMC adapters, allowing MVME2300 to be tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of data communications and telecommunications applications. An optional PMCSpan expansion board allows up to four additional PMC modules to be connected to the MVME2300 PCI bus. These provide additional I/O channels, either during initial system configuration or as a straightforward upgrade to support future application growth.
Both MVME2300 and PMCSpan allow I/O connection via the VME front panel or the P2 connector, simplifying cabling and maintenance access. Over a hundred different PMC modules are currently available, including adapters for key communications technologies such as ATM, FDDI, and Fiber Channel. An up-to-date directory of the rapidly growing list of PMC products is maintained by GRoupIPC at http://www.groupipc.com.
The MVME2300 is software compatible with other PowerPlus VME Architecture boards from MCG. It also provides a migration path to existing users of MVME1300 who may require higher performance. The board is supported by real-time operating systems and kernels. These include VxWorks/Tornado from Wind River Systems, OS-9/OS-900O from Microware Systems Corp., the pSOSystem from ISI, and LynxOS from Lynx Real Time Systems.
An entry-level board incorporating a 200-MHz PowerPC 603e and 16 Mbytes of DRAM has a suggested list price of $2,695. Motorola Computer Group backs the MVME2300 family with a five year limited warranty. MVME2300 will be available for shipment in production quantities in August 1997.
Motorola Computer Group
Technical Products Division
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