GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics , has released two new 6U VMEbus single board computers, V7768 and V7769. Both single board computers offer the Intel Core 2 Duo processor operating at 2.16GHz and the Mobile Intel 945GME Express chipset. The dual slot V7769, which provides dual SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) connectors on the front panel, can optionally be configured with an on-board 2.5” SATA hard drive. The V7769 features three PCI-X PMC slots, allowing for maximum user-defined connectivity. The single slot V7768 can also be expanded via the PMC237 mezzanine board to provide PMC functionality.
The V7768 and V7769 from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms leverage the power of Intel’s dual core architecture in conjunction with the Universe II PCI-to-VME bridge from Tundra Semiconductor. This provides not only an easy, software-compatible upgrade path for existing users of the VME64-based V7750, V7751, V7805, and V7851, but also a range of solutions that offer significant choice in terms of price/performance.
Up to 4 Mbytes of Level 2 cache and up to 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM are provided by each board, as are two Gigabit Ethernet ports via the front panel. Two SATA ports, two serial ports, four USB 2.0 ports and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports are also standard. Operating system support is provided for Windows XP, Windows Vista, VxWorks and Linux.