Las Vegas, Nev.—American ELTEC now offers a high-speed (approaching 1 GHz) version of its BAB 760 PowerPC single-board computer, courtesy of IBM's PowerPC 750-GX processor, to extend the system's applications in medical, telecommunications, and industrial automation.
The VMEbus board, when combined with PMC frame grabbers, can also be used for such complex tasks as image processing. An extender card permits the fitting of one or two PMC modules.
The board includes the Marvell Discovery I chip set, up to 1 GB of main memory (SDRAM), 8 MB of flash EPROM for storing a stand-alone operating system or advanced application, and 512 kB of boot ROM for initialization and test routines.
The CPU, with 1 MB of on-chip cache, runs at clock rates to 933 MHz. Alternatively, users can substitute the PowerPC 750 FX (800 MHz, 512 kB cache) for lower power consumption.
The system's software package supports the OS-9 operating system (and VxWorks, on request), as well as ELinOS Embedded LINUX.
The BAB 760 requires only one VMEbus slot and has a double Eurocard format. Basic product information is available at www.eltec.de/datasheets/bab760_1e.pdf. The 1 GHz BAB 760 PowerPC board is priced at $3,995.
American ELTEC, 1-702-878-4085, www.americaneltec.com