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Synergy dual-CPU boards target military apps

Posted: 11 Mar 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:synergy microsystems? synergy? cpu board? powerpc 7410? g4?

Two dual-CPU boards from Synergy Microsystemsthe Rhino 10 conduction-cooled and Falcon P-10 air-cooled modelsare designed for extreme military environments and high-end air-cooled applications.

The Rhino 10 includes two PMC sites, 1GB of SDRAM and maximum shock, vibration and temperature ruggedization. The Falcon P-10 offers numerous high-speed on-board I/O interfaces and a fast PCI secondary system bus. The combination of the fast bus, dual processors and Synergy's optimized math library suits the Falcon for digital signal-processing and general-purpose applications, the company said.

The Rhino and the Falcon offer a powerful dual- or single-processor configuration incorporating the Altivec-enhanced PowerPC 7410 CPU from Motorola, operating at clock speeds of up to 466MHz. This second-generation G4 processor consumes up to 40 percent less power than previous G4s and packs a full 2MB back-side cache for fast access to frequently used data.

Key to the performance of both boards, Synergy said, is the Galileo Discovery GT-64260 integrated system controller. The Discovery potentially can remove critical bottlenecks to system performance with a 72-bit-wide, 100MHz/133MHz memory interface, executing fast data transfers among CPU, SDRAM, and main system bus.

The chip provides internal support for interface buses, including two serial ports, up to three Ethernet ports, and two independent 64-bit, 33MHz/66MHz PCI buses. Both the Rhino 10 and Falcon P-10 support VxWorks and Linux OSs.

Prices start at $12,780 for the Rhino 10 and $6,925 for the Falcon P-10.

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