GE Fanuc Gobbles Up Radstone, Spits Out New Boards

Feb. 12, 2007
Taking advantage of Radstone's savvy in the embedded market, GE Fanuc parlays its new acquisition into the release of four new boards.

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems recently snapped up Radstone, a significant player in their market. Maintaining Radstone's cutting edge, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announced four boards, including the 3U VPX SBC330 PowerPC 8641D-based single board computer, the SDD910 a SATA disk drive module, the PEX430 4-port, 4-lane PCI Express switch and PMC/XMC carrier card, and the 3U VPX MAGIC1 Rugged Display Processor.

The 3U VPX SBC330 (Fig. 1) is powered by a PowerPC 8641D processor. It supports an x8 PCI Express fabric interface, 2 Gbytes of memory, and a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports. The 3U VPX SDD910 (Fig. 2) solid-state memory device is designed for rugged environments (MIL-STD-810F), with SATA drive options available for benign environments. Solid-state capacity is 128 Gbytes with a sustained read speed of up to 45 Mbytes/s and a sustained write speed of up 40 Mbytes/s.

The PEX430 is a 3U VPX PMC/XMC carrier board. It also has a built-in PCI Express switch that supports 4-lane PCI Express to PCI-X bridges. In a rugged frame, the MAGIC1 (Fig. 3) combines a 2-GHz Intel Core Duo processor-based SBC340 single-board computer with the NVIDIA PCI Express-based GRA110 graphics processor. This 3U VPX platform targets embedded training, digital mapping and vehicle display applications.

For more information, go to GE Fanuc and Radstone.

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