Electronic Design

Dual PowerPC Drives Dual RACE++ Links

Mercury Computer System's PCI-64-based VantageRT FCN links two 267-Mbyte/s RACE++ channels with a pair of G4 7410 Power PC processors and a Xilinx Virtex II FPGA. The FPGA supports 8- or 12-Mbyte SRAM and 256-Mbyte DRAM. Each processor has a 2-Mbyte L2 cache and 256-Mbyte DRAM. All parts are linked by a RACE++ crossbar switch. Pricing starts at $15,800. www.mc.com

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