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6U VPX SBC Exploits MPC 8572E Processor

6U VPX SBC Exploits MPC 8572E Processor

The MPC8572E 6U, VPX single-board computer relies on Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor to handle commercial, industrial, and military apps. The PowerQUICC III processor employs dual e500 Power Architecture cores operating at speeds up to 1.5 GHz. The board supports up to 4 GB of DDR2-800 ECC SDRAM, up to 4 GB of NAND flash, and 256 MB of NOR flash. Other features include four Gigabit Ethernet ports, two SATA 3.0 ports, two USB ports, and two PrPMC/XMC interfaces. Operating system support includes Green Hills INTEGRITY, Wind River VxWorks, QNX Neutrino, and Linux. Pricing starts at $8,095 each. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc., Middleton, WI, (608) 833-1155.

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