Charlottesville, Va.GE Fanuc Intelligent is offering the VG6 rugged single board computer, which features the MPC8640 and MPC8640D low power Power Architecture processors launched by Freescale Semiconductor.
GE Fanuc has been working closely with Freescale to enable the VG6 to offer optional support for the MPC8640 and MPC8640D, providing an alternative solution that is designed to create less heat. According to Freescale, the MPC8640(D) processor consumes up to 27% less power than an equivalent MPC8641(D).
The VG6 also supports the Freescale MPC8641 and MPC8641D processors based on Power Architecture technology. The 6U VME VG6 is available as a dual node/single node, dual node/single node single board computer, and is designed for high performance in harsh environments such as military/aerospace and industrial automation and more benign environments such as medical and scientific applications.
The VG6 can be configured as a single MPC8640 single core, single MPC8640 D dual core, dual MPC8640 single core and dual MPC8640D dual core solution, with x8 PCI Express adapter between the nodes: the same options are available for customers choosing the 8641 and 8641D options. Each node can be configured with up to 2GBytes of DDR2 ECC memory.
Support is provided for three Gigabit Ethernet ports as well as two 10/100Mbit Ethernet ports. Two SATA ports are provided for optimum disk storage performance, while extension slots are provided for both PMC/XMC (PCI-X 133 or x8 PCI Express) and PMC (PCI-X 100).
Availability: The VG6 is available immediately with the MPC8641 and MPC8641D processors.
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