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MOTOROLA COMPUTER GROUP UNVEILS VMEBUS SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER.

Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), has unveiled the VME Renaissance, the MVME6100 single-board computer. Motorola is first to market with a product that takes advantage of a radical new VMEbus to PCI-X bridge, using the VMEbus two-edge source synchronous transfer (2eSST) protocol for significantly faster VMEbus data transfer rates. Transferring more than 300MB/s on the VMEbus, (compared with VME64's typical 40MB/s transfer rate), the MVME6100 also preserves more than 20 years of VMEbus legacy by remaining compatible with previous generations of VMEbus products and protecting users existing investment in VMEbus technology.

"The MVME6100's innovative design uses carefully chosen technology to give optimum throughput and breakthrough data transfer rates through every part of the system," said Dave Barker, product manager, Motorola Computer Group. "We've balanced the processing, memory, bus and I/O subsystems to dramatically increase performance for VMEbus applications."

Using the Tundra Tsi148 in 2eSST mode, the MVME6100 transfers data across the VMEbus at 320MB/s. The VMETRO Vanguard VMEbus 2eSST analyzer was used to measure burst transfer rates of 310MB/s and for sustained transfer rates of 300MB/s.

Key features of the MVME6100:

-- Motorola MPC7457 1.3 GHz PowerPC processor

-- Tsi148 PCI-X bus to VMEbus bridge with 2eSST protocol for 320MB/s transfer rate across standard VMEbus

-- 128-bit AltiVec coprocessor for vector processing

-- Up to 2GB DDR ECC memory

-- Two 64-bit PCI-X bus interfaces, one dedicated to 100 MHz PMC support and the other to the VMEbus bridge at 133 MHz

-- Dual 64-bit, 33/66/100 MHz PMC-X expansion slot support

-- Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

-- At release, the MVME6100 will be supported with a VxWorks board support package and a Linux support package

Price & Availability

The MVME6100 will be generally available in May of 2004 at an estimated price of $3995.

VME Renaissance Standards

As one of the original creators of VMEbus, Motorola continues to work with key industry partners to drive a period of innovation and performance improvement through the VME Renaissance that will deliver significant enhancements over the coming years, while continuing to protect customers' existing investments.

-- VITA 1.1: VME64 is the current defacto VME protocol standard. -- VITA 1.5: 2eSST protocol allows the VMEbus to run at a bandwidth of 320 MB/s per second. -- VITA 1.7: The current levels to the existing DIN connectors are increased to enable more power to a VME board. -- VITA 39: PCI-X for PMC and Processor PMC brings PCI-X bus performance to PMC modules.

"The MVME6100 is a further example of the new computing industry that requires vendors to work together with their OEM customers to build standard- based technologies that enable them to quickly get their products to market at lower cost than if they'd designed the components in-house," Barker added.

About Motorola Computer Group

Motorola Computer Group is a supplier of industry standard- based embedded systems and value-added services that deliver rich computing and communications experiences.

Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). More information can be found at http://www.motorola.com/computer.

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a provider of integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion.

Motorola can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.motorola.com.

For more information, call 602/437-6701.
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