GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Introduces CompactPCI® Freescale™ PowerPC® Processor-based Single Board Computer

<b><i>6U PICMG® 2.16 C2K SBC delivers I/O flexibility and ruggedized options</i></b>

  • 1 GHz Freescale MPC7447A or 1.4 MPC7448 PowerPC processor
  • Conduction-cooling and ruggedized options
  • Flexible I/O expansion
  • PICMG 2.16-compliant
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and hot swap capability
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM (August 8, 2006) ─ Today, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a leading provider of embedded computing technology, announces its new 6U CompactPCI C2K Single Board Computer (SBC). The C2K uses the 1 GHz MPC7447A or 1.4 GHz MPC7448 Freescale processor and extensive I/O ports for improved performance and flexible, rugged functionality. The C2K integrates the Marvell® MV64460 System Controller (Discovery III) Bridge chip, which includes a high speed DDR333 SDRAM controller with 167MHz interface that can service memory up to 1GBytes. For increased I/O expansion, the C2K hosts two 64-bit IEEE1386.1 PMC sites, and the PLX PCI 6254 CompactPCI Backplane Bridge allows the C2K to operate as a system controller or peripheral processor card. The IPMI and hot swap capabilities of the C2K make field operation and maintenance easier by allowing the end-user to constantly monitor system status and, when required, change boards without shutting down an entire system. "SBS Technologies is pleased to announce the C2K SBC, which addresses the increasing demand for high performance PowerPC-based CompactPCI embedded computers with greater I/O flexibility than before,” said Wayne McGee, SBC Product Management for GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. “The C2K’s optional conduction-cooled capability makes it ideal for rugged applications.” The C2K gives engineers a great deal of flexibility with multiple I/O, including three Gigabit Ethernet ports, four RS-232/RS-422 ports, four RS-422/485 ports, two 1.5Gbps SATA ports, and three high-speed USB 2.0 ports. The convection model also provides one high-speed USB 2.0 port at the front panel and 16 programmable GPIO ports with independent interrupts. Optional configurations are available for customers who want to use the C2K in industrial applications that require extended temperature operations. The C2K is available now with VxWorks®, Linux® or Windows® XP support and will be RoHS-compliant. # # # 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