MEN Micro Inc. announced the A17 a 2eSST, 6U VMEbus single board computer (SBC) that reaches a data transfer rate of up to 320 MB/s using a Tundra TSI148 bridge controller. Built around Freescale's new PowerQUICC-III PowerPC MPC8548 consisting of a highly integrated e500 core with an FPU (floating point unit) and MMU (memory management unit) as well as L2 cache support, the A17 provides clock frequencies of up to 1.5 GHz. The board's advanced technology offers desirable performance levels while maintaining backwards compatibility with older standards, such as VME64X and VME. Using only one slot, it can function as either a master or slave in legacy VME environments to provide embedded designers with maximum flexibility. Its flexibility, coupled with the SBC's high performance, makes the board ideal for a variety of applications including industrial control, medical equipment and mobile communications. It’s front panel has two Gigabit Ethernet and two COM interfaces accessible via an RJ45 connection. Two additional Gigabit Ethernet channels are available at the optional P0 rear connector. The board offers two PMC slots that operate at up to 64-bit/66 MHz. One of the mezzanine slots supports rear I/O and can be used for XMC modules with a PCI Express x1, x2, x4 or x8 link. The second PMC-only slot, connected to the onboard FPGA, can also be used for individual additional functions implemented in the FPGA. Pricing for the A17 starts at $2,397. Delivery is six weeks ARO.
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