Emerson Network Power Extends Availability of Popular VME Boards to 18 Years

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Strong customer demand drives availability beyond typical embedded board manufacturer's seven years support.


Emerson's MVME5100 and MVME5110 will now be available until at least 2017

Emerson Network Power is one of just a handful of vendors with the design and manufacturing infrastructure required to produce embedded boards with such long availability

At the Design West Expo today, Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and global leader in delivering scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies for original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of industries, announced an extension in the availability of two of its most popular VMEbus processor boards to 2017. Originally announced in 1999, this takes the lifecycle of the MVME5100 to at least 18 years, in an industry where embedded board manufacturers routinely support their products for seven years in production. Strong customer demand, both from the installed base and new design wins, led Emerson to conduct an extensive search and testing program to secure the supply of critical components that were at risk of obsolescence.

The MVME5100 and MVME5110 variant VME processor boards from Emerson Network Power feature G4 Power Architecture processors from Freescale Semiconductor and are used in industrial automation, military, medical imaging and other applications. Through its acquisition history of companies such as Motorola Computer Group, Force Computers and Artesyn, Emerson Network Power has shipped over two million VME processor boards, giving it one of the largest installed bases in the industry.

“VME will remain the primary architecture in many event-driven embedded platforms for many years to come,” said Hilo Oltman, director of product line marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “Emerson Network Power is one of just a handful of vendors with the design and manufacturing infrastructure required to produce embedded boards with such long availability. This announcement underlines our commitment to providing long-term production and revision management capability that gives customers confidence in selecting Emerson’s Embedded Computing products.”

Customers wishing to upgrade to a higher performance VME processor board have an ideal migration path in Emerson Network Power’s MVME2500, based on a Freescale QorIQ™ P20x0 processor. The company’s MVME8100, based on a Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor, is the highest performance single board computer in the portfolio and offers a wide array of IO, memory and fabric connectivity options. Design engineers wishing to learn more about VME solutions from Emerson should send an information request.

A high resolution image of the Emerson Network Power MVME5100 is available.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power is a business of Emerson and, through its Embedded Computing & Power business, is the trusted partner for scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies for the aerospace, defense, computing, healthcare, industrial and telecom markets. Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing solutions, AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies and wide range of technical services minimize design time, provide scalable and cost-effective support for released products, and critical products during legacy years. Learn more about Emerson Network Power Embedded Computing & 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 around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Emerson Electric Co.

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