PowerXpress PPC8A

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This product was discontinued on 01/31/2014.

PPC8A 6U VME Power Architecture based SBC is a technology insert allowing enhanced high performance computing and functionality from successive boards, yet all delivered with the same hardware and software interface definitions. For example, the PPC8A single board computer's pin-out is fully compatible with that of its predecessors (the PPC6 and PPC1A). The same board support package (BSP) and Deployed Test software also runs on all three boards. This unique commitment to compatibility makes GE Intelligent Platforms the supplier of choice to system integrators in defense markets worldwide.

Discontinued (EOL)
This product has been discontinued (end-of-life) by GE Intelligent Platforms. Click on the tabs below if you require documentation, software, or support. If you have questions about this product, or any other GE Intelligent Platforms product, including migration support to the latest design products, comparative price benefit of latest products, or evaluation needs for latest products, please contact us.

  • For Ruggedization Levels, please see the configuration guide under the downloads tab
  • 6U VME SBC
  • 2x PMC slots
  • Up to 1 GB SDRAM with ECC
  • Freescale Power Architecture 7447 @ 1.2 GHz
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 2x 10/100 Mb/s
  • PLM Program
  Type Title
Datasheet PPC8A
Datasheet Deployed Test Features/Benefits Summary
Datasheet Deployed Test Solutions
Datasheet VxWorks SBC Support
Requires Authorization User Manual PowerX User Guide (Tornado/Platforms/VxWorks Edition)
Requires Authorization User Manual PowerX User Guide (VxWorks Edition)
Requires Authorization User Manual PowerX User Guide (Workbench/Platforms/VxWorks Edition)
White Papers Designing and Manufacturing Rugged COTS Assemblies
What to look for when designing and selecting rugged COTS-based products.
Requires Authorization Application Notes Creating a GEIP BSP-based VxWorks Bootrom Application Note
Requires Authorization Application Notes Creating a GEIP BSP-based VxWorks Kernel Image Application Note
Requires Authorization Application Notes PMC Installation Guide
Requires Authorization BIT Guide BIT on PMCs Programming Manual
Requires Authorization BIT Guide BIT on PPC7A/PPC8A Software Reference Manual
Requires Authorization BIT Guide BIT V4 User Guide
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual I/O Modules Manual Ed20
Edition 20
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual P07D8IO Backplane Module Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual P0BP1 Backplanes Product Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual P0CC1 Product Manual
Edition 4
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual P25X606 Rev7 Backplane Module Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual P25X606D Backplane Module Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual P25X606G Backplane Module Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual PMCPCIM/S Product Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual PowerX Range Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual PPC8A Hardware Reference Manual
Edition 8
Requires Authorization Quick Start Guide PowerX Quick Start Guide
Requires Authorization Software Installation Guide LynxOS 4.0.0 BSP Release 3.3 for PowerX/PPCBoot Boards Installation Manual
Requires Authorization Software Manual LynxOS ESP Software Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Software Manual LynxOS Serial Communications Driver for GT64260 Discovery Manual
Requires Authorization Software Manual PPCBoot Firmware User Guide
Requires Authorization Software Manual VxWorks BSP for PowerX HTML Pages
After unzipping, open target.html
Requires Authorization Software Manual VxWorks VxBus ESP for PowerX HTML Pages
After unzipping, open libIndex.html
Requires Authorization Software Manual Workbench/Platforms/VxWorks ESP for PowerX User Guide
Requires Authorization Software Manual Workbench/Platforms/VxWorks GEIP BSP Installation on PowerPC-Based SBCs Software Reference Manual (M)
Requires Authorization Software Manual Workbench/Platforms/VxWorks GEIP ESP Installation Software Reference Manual
Customer support contact info for this product is listed below by global region. All related documentation and software for this product are listed under the "Downloads" tab of this product page.

Primary Support

Towcester, UK
Tove Valley Business Park
Towcester, Northamptonshire, -- NN12 6PF

Support Phone: +44 (0) 1327 322760
Support E-mail: support.towcester.ip@ge.com
RMA E-mail: repairs.towcester.ip@ge.com


Americas

Huntsville, AL
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803-3308

Support Phone: 1-800-433-2682
Support E-mail: support.embeddedsystems.ip@ge.com
RMA E-mail: repairs.huntsville.ip@ge.com


P25X606G11200-X - P2 Rear Transition Module (RTM) for PPCx series cards (ERNI Connector) with 2x USB 2.0 sockets (RoHS)

P07D8IO-11 - Module is a customised interface adapter, compatible with Type B P0 connectors. It fits directly onto the rear P0 position of the backplane and is suitable for interconnection with Radstone PPC7D and PPC8A host processors.



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