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New CompactPCI peripheral processor runs Linux

May 30, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Teknor Applicom Inc. has introduced a multiprocessing peripheral processor designed for mission critical datacom and telecom applications such as voice over IP (VoIP). The Teknor Pentium III based cPCI-MXP64 is CompactPCI (CPCI) bus and form-factor compliant, and meets the CPCI hot swap spec. Teknor supports the device under Linux as well as several other operating systems.

The cPCI-MXP64 features is based on a the Intel's low power version of the Pentium III processor, running at 500 MHz with a 100 MHz front side bus. Other features include support for a 64-bit CPCI bus, up to 768 MB of onboard SDRAM, and unique circuitry which lets the peripheral processor work independently from the main system processor. The cPCI-MXP64 supports Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) through FPGA logic, and features one multiple mode parallel port (SPP, EPP, ECP), two serial ports, and a 64-bit AGP CRT SVGA controller with 2 MB video memory. High MTBF was a key design goal, to enhance system reliability and availability.

About Teknor

Teknor Applicom, a Kontron company, is a supplier of applied computing solutions to OEMs and Systems Integrators for telecommunications, Internet, industrial automation, and mobile computing applications. Teknor offers dedicated, high performance systems solutions, single board computers, portable computers, integrated software support, and custom engineered solutions across various industry-standard platforms including: CompactPCI, PCI, PCI/ISA and PC/104. The company is a charter member of Intel's Applied Computing Platform Provider (ACPP) program.

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