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Safe VMEbus SBC certifiable up to SIL 3 / SIL 4 or DAL-A / DAL-B The A17 is an advanced PowerPC MPC8548/MPC8543 VMEbus single-board computer for embedded applications with 2eSST performance.

A17 - 6U MPC8548 VMEbus 2eSST CPU Board

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A17 - 6U MPC8548 VMEbus 2eSST CPU Board

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Main Features
  • PowerPC® MPC8548 (or MPC8543), up to 1.5 GHz
  • 1-slot 2eSST VMEbus master and slave
  • Up to 2 GB (ECC) DDR2 RAM
  • Flash Disk, FRAM
  • 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 COMs at front
  • 2 Gb Ethernet via P0
  • 2 PMC slots (1 slot also XMC)
  • FPGA for individual I/O functions
  • MENMON BIOS for PowerPC® cards
  • -40 to +85°C screened
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The A17 is an advanced PowerPC® based single-board computer for embedded applications and can act as a master or a slave in a legacy VMEbus environment. Using the TSI148 bridge controller the CPU card provides 2eSST performance levels while maintaining backwards compatibility with older standards such as VME64 and VME32. The 2eSST protocol is based on synchronous data transfer and thus doubles the theoretical VME transaction bandwidth to transfer rates of up to 320 MB/s.


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PowerPC® PowerQUICC™ III MPC8548, MPC8548E, MPC8543 or MPC8543E
• 800 MHz up to 1.5 GHz
• Please see Standard Configurations for available standard versions.
• e500 PowerPC® core with MMU and double-precision embedded scalar and vector floating-point APU
• Integrated Northbridge and Southbridge


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Several PowerQUICC™ III types with different clock frequencies


Standard Configurations
Article No. CPU Type Clock System RAM Flash Disk FRAM P0 Ethernet Operation Temperature
01A017-00 MPC8548 1.33 GHz 1 GB ECC 2 GB 128 KB No -40..+85°C
Standard A17 Models
Article No. Description More
01A017-00MPC8548 / 1.33 GHz, 1 GB DDR2 DRAM, 2 GB Flash disk, 128 KB FRAM, P0 not mounted, -40..+85°C screened Photo
Systems & Card Cages
MEN delivers turn-key systems completely installed (hardware, operating system, accessories), wired and tested. Different rack sizes, power supplies and backplanes on request.
For details please contact your local sales representative.
Miscellaneous Accessories
Article No. Description More
05F006-00RS232 interface cable RJ45 to 9-pin D-Sub (1 COM to 1 COM), 2m Photo
05P000-0125 mounting screw sets to fix PMC/XMC modules on carrier boards
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