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VMEbus PowerPC Board First To Employ Galileo North Bridge

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Claimed as the industryÕs fastest, most versatile VMEbus PowerPC CPU board, the V191 is also reported to be the first board of its kind to utilize the Galileo GT-64260 North Bridge, which the company says gives it unprecedented I/O throughput and flexibility. It also employs 2eSST signalingÑtransfers data on both edges of each VMEbus clockÑenabling it to move data at 10x the speed of competitive VMEbus boards, the company says. The boardÕs I/O and system bus throughput, together with a power consumption of just 12W, makes the VME card well-suited for a wide range of defense, aerospace and automation applications. Other features of the V191 include a 500-MHz PowerPC processor, up to 2 MB of 166-MHz L2 cache, 1 GB of 133-MHz SDRAM main memory, and 64 MB of application flash. Also featured are three Fast Ethernet ports, two USB interfaces, four high-speed serial ports, five 66-MHz/64-bit PMC interfaces, and a variety of integrated rotating and non-rotating mass storage options. Software support includes VxWorks Tornado II and Mission Critical Linux with Real-Time extensions. Pricing starts at $2,995. GENERAL MICRO SYSTEMS INC., Rancho Cucamonga, CA. (909) 980-4863.

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