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Intel Core Duo Improves SBC's Performance-Per-Watt

Featuring the ultra-low-voltage Intel Core Duo processor running at speeds of 1.67 and 2.0 GHz, the SVME/DMV-1901 single-board computer (SBC) from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing significantly improves embedded system performance-per-watt. The single-slot, 6U VME SBC is available in either air-cooled (SVME) or conduction-cooled (DMV) ruggedized versions. It can also be configured with the single-core Intel Core Solo processor. The SBC comes with a wide range of I/O capabilities in addition to its two PMC/XMC expansion sites. Air-cooled front panel I/O includes onboard video graphics and SCSI interfaces.

The unit features 2 Mbytes of L2 advanced transfer cache, up to 4 Mbytes of ECC DDR2 SDRAM, and up to 4 Mbytes of USB user flash. It has ATI Radeon X300 graphics capability with four-lane PCI Express and dual display. Other features include an Intel E7520 memory controller hub and Intel 6300ESB I/O controller hub. Software for the SBC includes board-support packages (BSPs) for a wide variety of operating systems. In addition to natively running Windows XPe, the SVME/DMV-1901 is the company's first VME SBC to support the Solaris 10 operating system. BSPs are currently available for Windows XPe, Solaris 10, and Linux. Support for real-time environments such as VxWorks and LynxOS will be announced soon.


The air-cooled SVME-1901 will be available in the first quarter of 2007. Contact the company for availability of the conduction-cooled DMV-1901.


Volume pricing for the SVME-1901 is expected to start at under $4700. Contact the company for pricing of the DMV-1901.


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