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CompactPCI CPU Board Mates Networking And Multimedia

The C161 CompactPCI CPU board features three 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet channels, five USB ports, two card-bus slots, and audio/video subsystems using independent coprocessors. Supporting a Pentium III processor up to 1 GHz and up to 2 GB of memory, the board operates as a system or peripheral master and performs redundant backplane placket transfers via the PICMG PSB standard. The audio subsystem provides line in/out, microphone in, and includes a CS4630 PCI audio accelerator. Based on Asilant’s 69030 dual-mode video controller, the video subsystem supports RGB analog and DVI video at resolutions up to 1,600 x 1,200 with 64,000 colors. Software support includes Windows 2000, Linux, QNX, and VxWorks. With an 850-MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM, price is $2,800. GENERAL MICROSYSTEMS INC., Rancho Cucamonga, CA. (909) 980-4863.


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