Electronic Design

Serial RapidIO Backplane Base Suits Rugged VME COTS System

The PowerMP4-60 is designed for rugged, high-bandwidth embedded applications. Thales Computers' system starts with a 19-in. 7U rack with eight VME64x slots connected to a Serial RapidIO backplane. It can handle Intel and the 1-GHz PowerPC G4 7457 CPU boards. The front-panel data port (FPDP) operates at 100 Mbits/s. Available software includes Linux, LynxOS, and VxWorks. Pricing starts at $18,000. www.thalescomputers.com

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