Condor Engineering Introduces EPMC-1553 PMC Card for Military Commercial and Extended Temperature Embedded Applications

High-Density Card Increases Valuable I/O Space and Provides Increased Hardware Functionality and Reduced Power Consumption

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - May 16, 2006 Condor Engineering, now part of GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a unit of GE Industrial, has announced the release of the EPMC-1553, its new, 8-channel, high-density PMC card for MIL-STD-1553B Notice II, available in commercial, ruggedized and conduction-cooled configurations. Designed specifically for embedded applications, Condor’s new EPMC-1553 provides the highest levels of performance, flexibility and interface density for MIL-STD-1553B in the PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) form factor. Available in configurations with 1, 2, 4 or 8 dual-redundant, fully compliant 1553B/1760 interface channels, the EPMC provides 128 Kbytes of RAM per channel, along with 8 bi-directional avionics-level and 8 RS-485 differential discretes. All channels are multi-function, supporting simultaneous operation of a Bus Controller (BC), (1 or 31) Remote Terminals (RT), and Bus Monitoring (BM). An IRIG-B Receiver/Generator option is available. “The EPMC allows our customers to increase valuable I/O space while providing higher mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) rates,” said Bill Schuh, Director of Military Avionics for Condor Engineering. “The EPMC-1553 utilizes Condor’s exclusive, RT-Validated, CORE-1553 technology which enables our industry-leading channel count density. The EPMC also offers BC triggers allowing increased hardware functionality.” The Condor EPMC-1553 card is designed to industry standard conduction-cooled specifications, and is also available in commercial and extended temperature configurations. The high channel count density and integrated discretes allow the system designer to reduce the overall system footprint (slot count) while reducing power consumption. I/O connections are available from either the front bezel or via the P14 connector. Also included with the EPMC-1553 is CORE-API, a flexible, easy-to-port API provided in source code. Board support packages for Windows XP, 2000, Me, NT, 98, 95, and VxWorks are provided. Condor Engineering, based in Santa Barbara, California, a leading supplier of avionics databus solutions, was recently acquired by GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. Designated as the center of excellence for avionics product development, Condor continues to focus its efforts on the development and support of critical flight, test, simulation and embedded interfaces for Commercial (ARINC) and Military (MIL-STD-1553) avionics databuses. About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is a leading global provider of embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. Featuring a comprehensive offering that includes Intel® and PowerPC®-based SBCs and complete I/O systems, industry-leading communications, avionics, technology, industrial, rugged flat panel monitors and computers and more, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems can support the full range of embedded computing needs. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. For more product information please visit our web site at, or contact: GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: Contact Elli Holman GE Fanuc Embedded Systems 508-698-7456 Anne-Marie Charest Condor Engineering, part of GE Fanuc Embedded Systems 805-965-8000 ext 118 -###-