ESC 2004: GE Fanuc’s VME SBC has VITA 31.1 compliance

Huntsville, AL—To provide high performance and I/O flexibility, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Inc. introduced its VMIVME-7807 VME single-board computer at Embedded Systems Conference 2004, Sept. 14-15, in Boston.

By Control Engineering Staff September 21, 2004

Huntsville, AL— To provide high performance and I/O flexibility, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Inc. introduced its VMIVME-7807 at Embedded Systems Conference 2004, Sept. 14-15, in Boston.

VMIVME-7807 is a 6U, single-slot VME single-board computer (SBC) that integrates the Intel’s Pentium M processor with up to 1.5-Gigabyte DDR SDRAM, one PCI-X, 66 MHz PMC expansion slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and up to 1 Gigabyte of CompactFlash memory. Operating at up to 1.8 GHz, this new SBC provides high bandwidth and processing power, and is ideal for I/O intensive applications. VMIVME-7807 will be available in late November 2004.

“With the addition of VMIVME-7807, GE Fanuc is positioned to deliver on the next generation of backplane innovation,” says Douglas Albert, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems’ president. “This new SBC demonstrates GE Fanuc’s technology leadership and commitment to providing embedded solutions that comply with the latest standards, including VITA 31.1, which provides a method for Gigabit Ethernet communications on a VME backplane.”

Steve Sciarappo, operations director at Intel’s Infrastructure Processor division, adds that “By integrating the Intel Pentium M processor into its VMIVME-7807 single-board computer, GE Fanuc can deliver a platform that meets current and future embedded computing demands of their customers. With high bandwidth and processing power on a robust platform, this new SBC offers an excellent embedded solution for both military and commercial applications.”

VMIVME-7807 offers two different dual Gigabit Ethernet configurations. In the first configuration, one 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet port is routed to the front panel and the other is routed to the rear P2 connector. In the second configuration, both 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports are routed to the rear P0 connector to support VITA 31.1, which covers Gigabit Ethernet on VME64x backplanes.

Added front-panel support includes one 10/100BaseT Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, SVGA, one high-performance serial port, and a PS/2 connection. Rear I/O support includes two more USB 2.0 ports, three serial ports, Serial ATA, IDE, and DVI interface. VMIVME-7807 provides two 16-bit, two 32-bit, and one watchdog software programmable timers. Operating system support includes Windows 2000, Windows XP, QNX, Linux, and VxWorks.

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