SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. Vista Controls Corp. has launched what it says is one of the first full MIL-STD single-board computers to be based on the PowerPC 750 microprocessor. With a broad operating temperature range of -55 degrees C to 85 degrees C, the rad-hard, conduction-cooled Model GPCP 750 "manages the most demanding applications in extremely severe environments," said national sales manager Chuck Parks, "including fire control systems, navigation and flight control, and sight-head stabilization." This VME board is based on a 200-MHz processor with 512 kbytes of cache, 32 Mbytes of DRAM, 16 Mbytes of flash and 512 kbytes of boot PROM. Operating system support is available for Vx Works and Tornado. Pricing starts at $18,500. Benign-environment development versions start at $12,500.
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