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333 MNz Pentium II-based compactPCI CPU

26 Jan 2000 Computer/Embedded Technology

Concurrent Technologies has announced a 333 MHz Pentium II-based single-slot, 6U size PC compatible CompactPCI workstation - the PP PSE/P23. Based on the latest low-power Intel Pentium II mobile module, the board addresses the rapidly growing demand for high performance Intel CPU archi-tectures in the CPCI market while satisfying the market's need for low-power consumption, high performance, high reliability, low physical profile and extended product life.

The PP PSE/P23 is targeted at numerous markets but in particular telecommunications, data communications, industrial applications and scientific applications that require high performance and rich functionality within a single CPCI slot, especially applications that cannot or will not use a CPU fan. Users can leverage the PP PSE/P23's extensive functionality and scalability so as to quickly implement their own applications.

"We have taken our extensive Pentium and Pentium II processing capabilities so as to provide Pentium II telecommunication users with long lifecycle system level capabilities," said Jane Annear, Director of Marketing. "Based upon our own research, we determined that Intel processors are in significant demand in the CPCI market and that there is a sizeable demand for single-slot solutions supporting standard I/O functions as well as EIDE and Wide-Ultra2 SCSI interfaces."

The PP PSE/P23 uses the latest 0,25 µm technology Pentium II mobile module. The mobile module provides a Pentium II processor operating at 333 MHz with 32 KB of L1 cache and 256 KB of full speed L2 cache and utilises the high performance 440BX chipset.

Maintaining a single CPCI slot, the board also provides up to 384 MB of SO-DRAM, Ultra-SCSI, Ultra Wide-SCSI, EIDE with support for Ultra-DMA, USB as well as all the standard PC interfaces for floppy drives, printer port, keyboard, mouse and serial channels. Supplied as a standard feature is a graphics module that provides resolutions up to 1600 x 1200. Also provided is an Ethernet interface, supporting 10Base-T and 100Base-TX through an RJ45 connector on the front panel. 8 MB of Flash EEPROM is included with the board whilst a separate 512 KB Flash EPROM is used for the BIOS. All I/O is accessed via the rear panel and most I/O can also be accessed through the front panel. An optional transition module is also available for rear I/O accessibility and can provide additional Flash Memory capability.

The functionality of the PP PSE/P23 can be expanded by the addition of industry standard PMC modules. To complement the PP PSE/P23's hardware capability, operating systems such as VxWorks, QNX, Solaris, Linux and Windows NT are supported.





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