GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Announces New Processor PMC (PrPMC) Module Based on IBM’s PowerPC 440GX Processor

New PrPMC Delivers High Performance and Affordability in One Solution

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – January 18, 2005 – GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc., has introduced the PMC721TX, a new Processor PCI Mezzanine Card (PrPMC) that integrates the IBM® PowerPC® 440GX processor with up to 512 Mbytes dual data rate (DDR) SDRAM, 8 Mbytes of on-board flash memory and a 133 MHz PCI-X bus interface. Operating at up to 800 MHz, this PrPMC features high bandwidth and processing capabilities as well as low power consumption, making it ideal for many communications and networking applications. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is showcasing the new PMC721TX at the 2005 Bus and Board Conference, January 17-18, Long Beach, Calif., Booth #39. By utilizing a modular approach to add processing capabilities, the PMC721TX provides design engineers with an easy way to upgrade existing systems quickly without adding significant cost. Fully compliant to IEEE 1386 and ANSI/VITA 32 for PrPMC, the PMC721TX can be configured to run as the system controller (monarch mode) or as a dedicated I/O processor (non-monarch mode). The PMC721TX offers front panel support for two 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports and one RS-232 serial port. Other support includes a JTAG interface for board level debug, watchdog timer, and real time clock. Operating system support includes Linux® and VxWorks®. The new PMC721TX from GE Fanuc Embedded Systems will be available for shipments in February. About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc., is a part of GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers 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 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 Infrastructure 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 information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: # # # All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Editors: For more information about and photography of GE Fanuc products and solutions, please visit our online media center at: .