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A14C - 6U VME64 MPC8540 CPU Board  (Men Mikro Elektronik GmbH)
The A14C is an advanced PowerPC® based single-board computer for embedded applications. It features full VME64 support and it can be used as a master or a slave in a VMEbus environment. The CPU card provides 1 MB local shared SRAM for slave access and communication between the local CPU and another VMEbus master.

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PowerPC® MPC8540 / 800MHz; FPGA 12,000 LEs (approx.144,000 gates); 1-slot 64-bit VMEbus master and slave; Up to 2 GB (ECC) DRAM; NAND Flash, FRAM; Graphics via PMC or FPGA; 2 Gigabit/1 Fast Ethernet; Up to 6 COMs; Parallel ATA for onboard hard disk; Further I/O individually via FPGA; 2 PMC slots; MENMON™ BIOS for PowerPC® cards

Product Description

The A14C is controlled by an MPC8540 integrated PowerPC® processor working at 800MHz. The SBC is equipped with a DDR SO-DIMM socket for data storage, with NAND Flash for program storage as well as with non-volatile FRAM. The board provides front-panel access for two Gigabit Ethernet, one fast Ethernet and one COM via four RJ45 connectors. Four more UARTs are optionally accessible via SA-Adapters™ for front connection.

Additional functionality such as graphics, touch, CAN, binary I/O etc. can be realized as IP cores in FPGA for the needs of the individual application. The corresponding PHYs are available via SA-Adapters™ on a transition module to the rear.

The FPGA acts as a standard PCI device on the A14C. The FPGA functions are loaded by software during power-up within less than 1s. FPGA updates can be carried out dynamically during operation.

In addition, the A14C can be equipped with PMC mezzanine cards supporting 64 bits/66 MHz as well as front I/O and rear I/O (PIM).

The A14C comes with MENMON™ support. This firmware/BIOS can be used for bootstrapping operating systems (from disk, Flash or network), for hardware testing, or for debugging applications without running any operating system.

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