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PowerPC 8260 SBC fits on PC/104 mechanical format

Oct 4, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

ESC San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Embedded Planet announced the availability of RPX Super, a compact, powerful computing platform for developers of intelligent networks. Based on the Motorola MPC8260 PowerQUICC II processor, RPX Super provides developers and OEMs with a high performance, production-ready, networking tool. When designed into products or applications, RPX Super will significantly reduce the resources required to deploy current and next generation network devices.

RPX Super is the first 8260-based device to be configured in PC/104 mechanical form-factor. It features an open and extensible bus structure to dynamically address the network functionality of the Motorola PowerQUICC II family of embedded processor. RPX Super features scalable linear Flash memory of up to 32MB, separately controlled SDRAM arrays for both the Power PC bus and the local bus up to 128MB and 10/100 Ethernet brought out from the communications processor bus. RPX Super will support all speeds of the PowerPC 8260, and all of its derivatives.

The RPX Super also features the PlanetCore application — a utility suite from Embedded Planet that simplifies operating system and application development. The PlanetCore diagnostic and start-up software is available for production customers. An included CD contains hardware and firmware development information and expansion guidelines for interfacing custom modules. Embedded Linux operating system support for the RPX Super is now included as a standard part of MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux distribution. Additional board support packages are scheduled from other operating system vendors.

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