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AMCC PowerPC processor powers new ACTIS SBC

Posted: 25 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Actis Computer? ESBX-4440? SBC? single board computer?


Actis Computer SA has announced the availability of the new ESBX-4440 single board computer (SBC) based on the AMCC PPC440GX PowerPC processor.

The new SBC is a suitable solution for packet switching applications in the communication, industrial and storage markets as well as OEM design requirements for scalable performance with the AMCC PPC4440GX processor at 667MHz. It features up to 1Gbyte of ECC-protected DIMM DDR memory module capability and promises lower power dissipation than Pentium solutions.

Designed as a standalone SBC, the ESBX-4440 offers the ability to be integrated in large choice of systems, requiring a high density solution, typically in 1U rack enclosure.

The AMCC PPC440GX processor provides an excellent combination of high performance processing and low power consumption for embedded and communications applications. The device provides high performance network interfaces with two GbE ports and two Fast Ethernet ports. Many networking and storage applications will benefit from the software-enabled TCP/IP hardware-assist state machine that accelerates data packet processing. Failover capability is supported on the Fast Ethernet interfaces by using the Bypass function. A general system failure will bypass the Ethernet ports for a direct connection between the WAN and LAN interconnect.

The ESBX-4440 represents a flexible platform by providing additional features including a dual Serial-ATA controller; a CompactFLASH slot; a PCI 2-slot 64bit Cardedge extension; and a mini-PMC mezzanine.

Developers can take advantage of the PowerPC architecture's, low power and high performance when running major RTOSes or when deploying applications based on the low-cost, open-source Linux OS.

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