MEN Micro Inc. today released a new 6U, CompactPCI single board computer (SBC) equipped with either one or two Intel® Xeon' dual core processors, providing up to four CPU cores with a frequency of 1.66 GHz, and the Intel E7520 server chipset. The new D7 blade server, which functions as a system slot board, is designed for applications where fast and reliable communication is required.
Specific uses of the D7 include networked installations found in the telecommunications industry at base stations, routers, switches, concentrators and other communication-specific computer systems. The D7 is also well suited for the medical engineering and transportation industries for instrumentation and railway signaling, respectively. The board's multiple memory variants, such as ECC DDR2 DRAM with a speed of up to four GB and error correction,
non-volatile FRAM and SRAM, make it suitable for safety-critical applications, as well.
The hot-swappable D7 uses one slot to function as a 64-bit/66 MHz PCI system or a 64-bit/133 MHz PCI Extended (PCI-X) system on the CompactPCI bus. It can optionally be used as a PICMG 2.16 slave board in order to build Ethernet clusters via the backplane without communication via the CompactPCI bus. The PCI Express (PCIe) link connect to the two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the front panel and are used to attach up to two XMC modules.
The D7 also supports 12 Gigabit Ethernet connections without performance losses.
Additional standard I/O on the front panel includes a USB slot and two XMC/PMC slots, with an optional VGA/COM combination slot available. All other I/O functions are realized on a separate transition module. In addition, two SATA interfaces for connection of mass storage devices as well as two PATA interfaces for an onboard hard disk or CompactFlash are available on the D7.
The D7 supports PICMG 2.16, is guaranteed for long-term availability until at least 2012 and complies with current RoHS standards to ensure against the product's obsolescence. The board also comes with a tailored passive heat sink for forced-air cooling.
Pricing for the D7 is $4,133. Delivery is two weeks ARO.
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