Single Board Computer supports DDR SDRAM interface.

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IBC 2802 6U single slot CompactPCI® peripheral master and PICMG 2.16 compliant server blade delivers Low Power Mobile Tualatin Pentium® III performance, 266 MHz double data rate (DDR) SDRAM, and Copperhead(TM) top-end server chipset. It also offers Coppertail(TM) Server Chipset, Gigabit and 10/100 Ethernet ports, and stand-alone Satellite operating mode. Chipset supports 64-bit/66MHz PCI 2.2 compliant interface and 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X interface.



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I-Bus/Phoenix Announces The IBC 2802: The Industry's First PICMG 2.16 Compliant SBC Based On Micron Technology, Inc.'s Copperhead Chipset


* Micron® Copperhead(TM)/Coppertail(TM) Server Chipset
* Intel® Mobile Tualatin Processor
* Gigabit & 10/100 Ethernet Ports
* PICMG 2.16 Packet Switched Backplane Compliant
* PICMG 2.9 IPMB Compliant
* Peripheral Master or Stand-alone "Satellite" Operating Modes

San Diego, CA -- I-Bus/Phoenix announces the launch of their new IBC 2802, 6U single slot CompactPCI® peripheral master and PICMG 2.16 compliant server blade. This leading edge single board computer (SBC) is designed to deliver the extreme levels of performance and bandwidth demanded by many of today's networking, telecom, broadcast, wireless and industrial control applications.

The new IBC 2802 delivers Low Power Mobile Tualatin Pentium® III performance, 266 MHz double data rate (DDR) SDRAM and the Copperhead(TM) top-end server chipset; the latest in Micron Technology, Inc., (NYSE:MU) chipset implementations.

"Working closely with I-Bus/Phoenix to bring our server chipset technology into the high availability network core and edge-level computing environments is a great opportunity for Micron," said Judy Teske, Micron's Advanced Systems Business Manager. "By combining I-Bus/Phoenix's single board computer and system level design capabilities with our DDR SDRAM memory technology and the enhanced server features of our Copperhead chipset, we have produced a powerful solution for the telecom, media and network server blade markets."

The IBC 2802 is fully CPSB PICMG 2.16 compatible to support Gigabit Ethernet switched fabric backplane architectures. With the additional compatibility of PICMG 2.1 full hot-swap and PICMG 2.9 full IPMI system management, the IBC 2802 is a powerful, scaleable, open architecture building block in high-reliability and high-availability CompactPCI-based server blade systems from I-Bus/Phoenix. The IBC 2802 supports Mobile Intel Tualatin Pentium III processors, operating at up to and beyond 1 GHz. Program and data storage needs are met with support for up to 2 Gbytes of DDR SDRAM as well as 256+ Mbytes of CompactFlash, a 1 Gbyte IBM Microdrive or a 5 Gbyte IDE hard drive on board or on the IBC 2703/4 family of rear I/O transition modules.

Additional features include one l00OBaseT Ethernet, dual 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, 32-bit PMC expansion with rear I/O and on-board AGP Video. Also supported is the full set of standard PC peripherals including Ultra ATA/100, 1.44 Mbyte floppy, USB, RS-232 serial ports, parallel port, mouse and keyboard.

"Our customers' demand for high bandwidth, standards-based Ethernet switched fabric support with faster-memory has lead to the innovative design of the IBC 2802," stated Gordon Edmonds, Director of Board Development at I-Bus/Phoenix. "The 2802 is a cutting edge CPU board that builds on a feature-rich set of peripherals and the concepts of maximum connectivity and expandability required by key markets."

The computing core of the IBC 2802 is based around the Intel low-power mobile Tualatin microFC-PGA socket processor and FC-BGA processor families. The FC-PGA socket affords full scalability on the IBC 2802 from a Mobile Tualatin 800MHz to higher performance processors beyond 1GHz. The FC-BGA processor family is supported for possible future Intel product releases. The low power of the Mobile Tualatin allows the IBC 2802 to fit into a single slot and consume significantly less power than standard desktop processors. The Micron Copperhead north bridge and Coppertail south bridge form the high-performance heart of the IBC 2802. This chipset supports a 64-bit/66MHz PCI 2.2 compliant interface, a 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X interface as well as a high performance DDR SDRAM interface. The chipset interface is designed to support planned feature upgrades of the IBC 2802, allowing for up to 4GB of SDRAM and at least one additional 1000BaseT port. With up to 256 Mbytes of CompactFlash and a field re-programmable BIOS in flash, boards may be configured without rotating media and still run disk-intensive applications and full operating systems such as Linux. The IBC 2802 offers a mezzanine IDE board for applications or developments that require an IDE drive. A mezzanine Board Management Controller (BMC), as required in PICMG 2.9, accomplishes full IPMI system monitoring. This BMC is also available with optional SNMP client software for full external monitoring communications. An Intel 21554 industry standard non-transparent bridge allows the IBC 2802 to be used as a CompactPCI Peripheral Master. As such, up to seven IBC 2802's can reside in a CompactPCI system before bridging is required. This CPU meets and exceeds the demands of high performance server blades in telecommunications, broadcast media, wireless, and network core applications.

The IBC 2802 will be available for shipment by the end of the first quarter of 2002. Pricing in a typical configuration with 512MB memory in OEM quantities will be $2395.

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