Motorola Intros its Fastest Ever Processor Blade
Online staff - August 29, 2002
Motorola Inc.’s Computer Group (MCG) today launched its fastest ever processor blade, which is aimed at telecom, industrial control and medical imaging applications.
The 5385 CompactPCI controller blade features a 1.2GHz Pentium III-M processor from Intel Corp. It uses Micron Technology Inc.’s Copperhead chipset to support up to 2GBytes of 266MHz double data rate (DDR) SDRAM. It also has a PCI-X internal bus for high-speed on-board communication. Dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces support PICMG 2.16 CPSB switched fabric backplane architectures.
"The 5385 is a dramatic leap in all areas that impact performance and shows that a balanced design can make short work of tasks that bring other CompactPCI boards to their knees," said Harry Weber, MCG product manager, in a statement. "We have brought together one of our most aggressive prices with leading-edge performance and memory density on this blade to make it as easy as possible for equipment manufacturers to take advantage of state-of- the-art technology. This architecture brings the benefits of commercial technology to our embedded customers."
Samples are available now to early adopter customers, with full production slated for Q4 at a list price of $2995.