VME hosts six Sharcs
Featuring a peak performance of 720MFLOPs, the HammerHead V200 VME board is equipped with six 40-MHz Sharc floating-point DSPs. With 12 front-panel 40-Mbyte/s link I/O ports, the board features up to 3 Mbytes of zero wait-state SRAM and 3 Mbytes of flash memory. Two Open IO baseboard access sites based on the company`s own open hardware architecture enable designers to customize the board. Both sites provide access to Sharc address/data busses, link ports, serial ports, interrupts, and control signals. The company is currently developing a series of OpenIO modules to support the board. The first will implement a 32-bit parallel port that will support data rates up to 160 Mbytes/s at distances up to 10 ft. The HammerHead costs $7995. Ariel, 2540 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512; (609) 860-2900; Fax: (609) 860-1155; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.