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VMETRO & Motorola Collaborate to Deliver High-Speed I/O on MVME5500.

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OSLO, Norway & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004

VMETRO, the premier provider of best-of-breed products for high-speed sensor I/O, data recording and analyzers, and Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola Inc., today announced a collaborative effort that has resulted in the validation and benchmarking of VMETRO's DPIO2 Front Panel Data Port (FPDP) II PMC card with Motorola's MVME5500 single board computer.

The results -- 380MB/s when the MVME5500 acts as the data source and 398MB/s when the DPIO2 acts as the data source -- represent 95% and 99% of the available FPDP II bandwidth respectively.

Utilized together, these cards provide a useful building block for systems requiring significant processing and I/O capabilities, such as those often found in surveillance, signal intelligence and telemetry as well as semiconductor and medical imaging applications.

"By validating and benchmarking a commonly used processing and I/O subsystem, VMETRO and Motorola have removed a prime obstacle to the construction of high-performance systems," said Dave Barker, Product Marketing Manager at Motorola Computer Group. "For the customer this translates into faster time to market and lower cost."

"VMETRO and Motorola have done the work so our customers will not have to," said Tom Bohman, Vice President of Business Development at VMETRO. "The existence of a validated and benchmarked solution will greatly ease the customer's integration experience."


VMETRO provides board- and system-level products for high-performance embedded real-time systems, with products based on open standards like VMEbus, PCI, RACEway, RACE++ and Fibre Channel. Founded in 1986 in Oslo, Norway, and in the US since 1987, VMETRO is the world's largest manufacturer of bus analyzers for standard buses such as VMEbus, PCI, PCI-X, PMC, CompactPCI and PCI Express. VMETRO also offers the MIDAS family of PMC-based I/O Subsystems for VMEbus, RACEway and RACE++, with solutions for high-performance data acquisition and interconnects, as well as real-time data recording.

VMETRO is listed as one of the Forbes International 200 Best Small Companies and can be found on the Oslo, Norway Stock Exchange (ticker VME). For more information, visit VMETRO's Web site at

About Motorola Computer Group

Motorola Computer Group makes it easier for original equipment manufacturers to create better products faster and more cost-effectively. It is a trusted 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

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were US$27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information:
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