GE Fanuc Expands Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - M VME Single Board Computer Offering |

GE Fanuc Expands Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - M VME Single Board Computer Offering

May 282004
New SBC Delivers High Performance, I/O Flexibility, and Affordability in One Solution

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – May 26, 2004 – GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has introduced the VMIVME-7851, a new 6U, dual-slot VME single board computer (SBC) that delivers high performance, I/O flexibility and affordability in one solution. The VMIVME-7851 integrates the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - M and Intel® 852GME chipset with up to three standard PMC expansion sites (32-bit/33 MHz), enhanced parallel port, and optional dual channel Ultra160 SCSI and IDE hard drive capabilities. Operating at up to 2.2 GHz, the VMIVME-7851 is ideal for military and commercial applications demanding high bandwidth and multiple I/O interfaces.

“GE Fanuc’s VMIVME-7851 incorporates the high processing power of the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor – M, creating a robust platform that will meet the ever increasing performance demands of our users,” said Douglas Albert, vice president of embedded systems, GE Fanuc Automation. “By combining the 2.2 GHz processor with up to three PMC sites and an enhanced digital visual interface (DVI-I) via the front panel, the VMIVME-7851 delivers an exceptional value to the embedded marketplace.”

Steve Sciarappo, director of operations, Embedded Intel Architecture Division, Intel Corporation, said, “By integrating the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - M and Intel® 852GME chipset into the VMIVME-7851 single board computer, GE Fanuc can deliver a technology combination to meet current and next generation embedded computing demands.”

The VMIVME-7851 offers front panel support for one 10/100/1000BaseTX Ethernet port, one 10/100BaseTX Ethernet port, one USB 2.0 port, two high performance serial ports and one PS/2 port. Other support includes Ultra DMA/100 hard drive and floppy drive controllers and up to 1 GB of CompactFlash memory. The VMIVME-7851 also provides two 16-bit, two 32-bit and one watchdog software programmable timers. Operating system support includes Windows XP®, Windows® 2000, VxWorks®, QNX®, LynxOS®, and Linux®.

GE Fanuc’s VMIVME-7851 will be available for shipment in July.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation 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 Automation 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 Automation, Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: [email protected].

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