Emerson Network Power Doubles the Life Span of VME Boards

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An extension of the life span of three widely-used VME boards takes the guaranteed production life of the oldest to at least 14 years.

Emerson Network Power MVME5500, MVME6100, and MVME3100 VME processor boards

This life span extension of three popular VME boards provides firm proof of Emerson Network Power’s ability to provide long-term production and revision management capability to customers who use our VME standard products.

An extension of the life span of three widely-used VME boards takes the guaranteed production life of the oldest to at least 14 years. Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today underlined its commitment to VME technology, in an industry where embedded board manufacturers routinely support their products for seven years in production.

The three VME processor boards from Emerson Network Power – the MVME5500, introduced in 2002, the MVME6100 (2004) and MVME3100 (2006) – are used in industrial automation, medical imaging, military and other applications. Emerson Network Power is guaranteeing production availability of all three boards, which feature Power Architecture processors from Freescale Semiconductor, until at least 2016 and has the capability to extend the life span even further depending on customer demand.

The new commitment to an extended product life span follows a re-design which has replaced certain obsolete components with newer, functionally-equivalent parts. The board respin is transparent to customers, which need make no change to production tooling to accept the new versions.

Emerson Network Power has also introduced a new variant of the MVME6100, featuring 2GB DDR memory. The original 1GB version continues to be available.

Director of marketing for Embedded Computing at Emerson Network Power, Paul Virgo, said: “Emerson Network Power combines financial stability as a division of Emerson (a Fortune 500 company) with the design and manufacturing infrastructure required to produce embedded boards with life spans longer than ten years. This life span extension of three popular VME boards provides firm proof of Emerson Network Power’s ability to provide long-term production and revision management capability to customers who use our VME standard products.”

More information about VME products and technology from Emerson Network Power can be found at http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/embeddedcomputing.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing solutions, including ATCA®, COM Express®, CompactPCI®, embedded computers and motherboards, OpenVPX™, VMEbus and the RapiDex™ board customization service for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, COM Express and CompactPCI are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Emerson Electric Co.

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