Blade Server features Intel® Dual Core Xeon processor.

Press Release Summary:

Model D7 SBC is equipped with 1 or 2 Intel® Xeon® dual core processors, providing up to 4 CPU cores with frequency of 1.66 GHz, and Intel E7520 server chipset. Hot-swappable unit can be used as peripheral slot board, 64-bit/66 MHz PCI system, or 64-bit/133 MHz PCI Extended (PCI-X) system on CompactPCI bus using 1 or 2 slots depending on configuration. It supports 12 GB Ethernet connections and I/O on front panel includes USB slot and an XMC/PMC slot.

Original Press Release:

New Server Blade from Men Micro, Inc. Features an Intel® Dual Core Xeon Processor for High Computing Performance in Industrial Applications

AMBLER, Pa. - April 2007 - MEN Micro, Inc., a world-renown provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for demanding industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has just released a new 6U, CompactPCI single board computer (SBC) equipped with either one or two Intel® Xeon® dual core processors, providing up to four CPU cores with a frequency of 1.66 GHz, and the Intel E7520 server chipset. The new D7 blade server, which can function as either a system or a peripheral slot board, is ideal for applications where fast and reliable communication is required.

Specific uses of the D7 include networked installations found in the telecommunications industry at base stations, routers, switches, concentrators and other communication-specific computer systems. The D7 is also used in the medical engineering and transportation industries for instrumentation and railway signaling, respectively. The board's multiple memory variants, such as ECC DDR2 DRAM with a speed of up to four GB and error correction, non-volatile FRAM, SRAM and NAND Flash, make it suitable for safety-critical applications, as well.

The hot-swappable D7 can be used as a peripheral slot board, a 64-bit/66 MHz PCI system or a 64-bit/133 MHz PCI Extended (PCI-X) system on the CompactPCI bus using one or two slots depending on the configuration. The PCI Express (PCIe) link connect to the two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the front panel and are used to attach up to two XMC modules. The D7 also supports 12 Gigabit Ethernet connections without performance losses.

Additional standard I/O on the front panel includes a USB slot and an XMC/PMC slot, with an optional VGA/COM combination slot available. The second XMC/PMC slot can be used in combination when a double-slot solution is needed for a larger heat sink. All other I/O functions are realized on a separate transition module. In addition, two SATA interfaces for connection of mass storage devices as well as two PATA interfaces for an onboard hard disk or CompactFlash are available on the D7.

Contrary to other server blades, the D7 does not incorporate a short-lived graphics controller as a simple visualization function. Instead, it offers an FPGA for configuration of application-specific I/O functions like additional serial interfaces, graphics, fieldbus interfaces and digital I/O, in addition to the typical PC functions including USBs and UARTs.

The D7 supports PICMG 2.16, is guaranteed for long-term availability until at least 2012 and complies with current RoHS standards to ensure against the product's obsolescence. The board also comes with a tailored passive heat sink for forced-air cooling.

Pricing for the D7 is $5,010. Delivery is two weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit or contact
Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro, Inc.,
24 North Main Street, Ambler, PA 19002;
Phone: 215-542-9575;
Fax: 215-542-9577;

About MEN Micro, Inc.

Since 1982, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom board-level solutions that are used throughout industrial embedded applications and harsh environments.

The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions that employ the highest technology and innovations. In addition, MEN Micro offers exceptional custom development and environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. The company's standard product range contains more than 100 different computer boards and systems with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software based on different PowerPC and Pentium platforms.

The company has more than 170 employees and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.

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