Press Release Summary:
Running at speeds to 1.8 GHz, scalable Plug-N-Run(TM) G3 System-on-Modules are based on IntelÂ® 855GME chipset and suited for embedded applications. Products enable OEM designers to adopt host processor technology while remaining focused on core competency in application-specific software and I/O. Within 6.3" x 3.9" x 0.5 in. footprint, modules include memory expansion to 1 Gb PC2700 ECC memory, quad digital video outputs, PCI bus, and serial ports.
Original Press Release:
PFU Systems(TM) Takes the Lead with Industry's First 1.8 GHz System-on-Module with Intel® Pentium® M Processor 745
Plug-N-Run(TM) G3 System-on-Modules are the industry's first modules that provide full scalability up to 1.8 GHz with the Intel® Pentium® M processor 745 for embedded solutions.
Santa Clara, CA, June 1, 2004 - PFU Systems, Inc., manufacturer of System-on-Modules for embedded solutions, announced today industry's first System-on-Modules with the new Intel® Pentium® M processor 745, running at a top speed of 1.8 GHz, for high-performance embedded applications. With these Plug-N-Run G3 modules PFU Systems is the only manufacturer able to offer a truly scalable line of modules based on the Intel® 855GME chipset. Scalability comes with PFU Systems' reputation for building very high quality computer products for demanding embedded applications. Some of the more challenging embedded applications well served by the 1.8 GHz Plug-N-Run G3 modules are VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), VoD (Video-on-Demand), network storage and network security control-plane processing. Other applications include compact medical diagnostic imaging, mobile ultrasound, advertising, kiosk and compact C4 defense solutions. The modules enable OEM designers to quickly adopt advanced host processor technology, while remaining focused on their core competency in application specific software and I/O.
"The 1.8GHz Plug-N-Run G3 boosts performances higher than other mobile processors," said Kishan Jainandunsing, vice president marketing of PFU Systems, Inc. "This higher performance is a result of the Intel® Pentium® M processor 745's improved integer and floating point performance and the 2MB on-die L2 cache. With an average of less than 6 Watts active dissipation at lower Intel Speedstep® frequencies, such performance can now be harnessed in dense, embedded systems with minimal fan requirements."
"The Plug-N-Run G3 modules from PFU Systems are an excellent example of the scalability possible with the Intel® 855GME chipset and the Intel® Pentium® M and Intel® Celeron® M processor families," said Ton Steenman, general manager, Embedded Intel Architecture Division, Intel Corporation. "Our advanced 90nm process technology combined with micro-ops fusion, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology and a host of other power management technologies makes it possible to realize the high performance and low power benefits of the Intel® Pentium® M processor 745 at 1.8 GHz."
These include the Intel® Pentium® M processor 745 at 1.8 GHz, the Intel® 855GME chipset, memory expansion up to 1GB PC2700 ECC memory, quad digital video outputs, PCI bus, USB 2.0, ATA100 IDE, LPC bus, SMBus, serial ports, GPIO, VGA, 50G and 2.2G shock and vibration, respectively, full-featured BIOS, a 160mm x 100mm x 13.5mm (6.3" x 3.9" x 0.5") footprint and Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and XP and popular RTOS compatibility.
Pricing and Availability
The 1.8 GHz Plug-N-Run G3 modules will start shipping in July in sample quantities with full production expected in August of this year. Pricing is available on request. In addition, several application specific carrier boards are available for quick prototyping, including a development board.
About PFU Systems, Inc.
PFU Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of System-on-Module components in the embedded industry and provides turnkey embedded solutions via its ProDeSSM design and manufacturing services. The company is privately held and a wholly-owned subsidiary of PFU Ltd Japan, a US$840 million joint venture of Fujitsu Ltd. and Matsushita (Panasonic). PFU Systems, Inc. is dedicated to high standards of product quality, customer service and business practices. PFU Systems' global channels for products and services include direct sales, independent distributors and sales representatives. PFU Systems, Inc. is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance (http://intel.com/go/ica).
About the Intel® Communications Alliance
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a membership-based alliance program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply line of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit: www.intel.com.
PFU Systems, Cell Computing, Plug-N-Run and Signature technology are trademarks of PFU Systems, Inc. Intel, Intel Pentium and Celeron are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation or it subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.