GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Announces High Performance VMEbus Intel® Pentium® M Processor-based Single Board Computer

<b><i>6U VMEbus V5D demonstrates commitment to the life-cycle of V5 Line</i></b>

  • 1.4 GHz low voltage Intel Pentium M processor
  • Pin-compatible with V5C single board computer
  • VME-32 compliant
  • Hardware byte-swapping capability
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM (July 18, 2006) ─ Today, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a leading provider of embedded computing technology, announces its new 6U VMEbus V5D Single Board Computer (SBC). The Intel Pentium M processor-based V5D uses the 1.4 GHz Pentium M processor LV 738 for improved performance and lower power requirements compared to the V5C SBC. The V5D includes the Intel® 855GME Chipset which provides a 400 MHz Front Side Bus interface and a memory controller with a 64-bit 266 MHz memory interface that services up to 1 GB of DDR SDRAM. It also includes an internal SVGA video controller with 2D and 3D graphics engines and a 350 MHz 24-bit RAMDAC that can drive an analog CRT monitor at resolutions up to 1600 x 1200. "SBS Technologies is pleased to announce the V5D SBC, the next generation in our popular V5 product line that started with the V5A. The V5D continues to keep this SBC line updated with the latest technology while maintaining backwards compatibility to the existing product lines to ensure program longevity for our customers," said Wayne McGee, SBC Product Management for GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. The V5D features two USB 2.0 ports and two Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, and can be configured with up to three optional PMC carrier sites to give the V5D extensive expansion capability. With its ability to perform byte swapping in hardware, the V5D provides better performance over software solutions when data is transferred to and from different processor-based systems. Optional configurations are available for customers who want to use the V5D in industrial applications that require extended temperature operations. The V5D is available with VxWorks®, Linux® or Windows® XP support and is RoHS-compliant. Price and Availability: Available now, pricing for the V5D Single Board Computer in OEM quantities starts at US$2,990. 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 Single Board Computers, networking products, avionics interfaces, rugged flat panel monitors and complete computer systems, 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. For more information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, 7401 Snaproll NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, Phone: (800) 875-0600, Fax: (505) 798-1400, e-mail: # # # Media Contact: Herb Bethoney GE Fanuc Embedded Systems 505-796-1717 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan GE Fanuc Embedded Systems +49 8215034-171