MVME5500 VMEbus High Performance CPU Board with 1 GHz MPC7457 PowerPC Processor and Gigabit Ethernet

The MVME5500 CPU board is equipped with a 1 GHz MPC7457 processor. The MPC7457 CPU disposes of 1 MB L2 and 2 MB L3 cache as well as AltiVec™ vector processor abilities of ARTESYN Embedded Technologies' G4 processor architecture. The MVME5500 is with 512 or 1024 MB ECC SDRAM available (133 MHz FSB) and provides a 10/100/1000BastTX Gigabit Ethernet as well as 10/100BaseTX Fast Ethernet interface. 40MB Flash is available for applications and operation systems.

The board offers 2 sites for 64bit/66 MHz PMC modules. By the use of of the PMC module IPMC761 or IPMC712 the MVME5500 gets a MVME2600/2700 and MVME5100 compliant I/O pinning on the P2 connector and may combined with the MVME761 transition modules. The IPMC module provides an UW-SCSI, a parallel, and four serial ports.

With PMCspan modules an assembly of up to 4 more 64-bit PMC sites is possible.

The product is end of life on 15.3.2024. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Technical Description

  • 1GHz MPC7457 64-bit PowerPC processor
  • 32K/32K L1 cache, 512K/512K L2 cache, 2 MB L3 cache
  • 512 MB or 1 GB PC133 ECC SDRAM
  • 40 MB on-board FLASH memory (8 MB socket)
  • 2 slots for 64-bit/66 MHz PMC expansion cards, IEEE P1386.1 compliant, front panel, or P2 I/O
  • MVME761 compliant P2 I/O with additional IPMC761 PMC module
  • 64-bit PCI mezzanine expansion connector
  • Onboard debug monitor with self testing function
  • 2 16550 compliant async. serial interface
  • 32 KB NVRAM and clock with replaceable battery
  • 10/100/1000BaseTX Gigabit Ethernet interface (82544)
  • 10/100BaseTX Fast Ethernet interface (via GT64260 system controller)
  • A32/D64/BLT64 VMEbus master/slave interface with system controller functions, high performance DMA supports VMEbus D64 and 64-bit PCI local bus memory burst, 4-level requester, 7-level interrupter and 7-level VMEbus interrupt handler, Tundra Universe II
  • 0°C .. +55°C operating temperature range
  • 2 years warranty, opt. extendable to 5 years

Order Information


CPU board, 1 GHz MPC7457 processor, 512 MB ECC SDRAM, standard handles


CPU board, 1 GHz MPC7457 processor, 512 MB ECC SDRAM, IEEE 1101 handles


Transition module incl. 3-row P2 adapter (for 8-bit SCSI)


Transition module incl. 5-row P2 adapter (for 16-bit SCSI)


P2 adapter, 3-row, for 8-bit SCSI and PMC I/O


P2 adapter, 5-row, for 16-bit SCSI and PMC- I/O


MVME761 I/O expansion: Ethernet, SCSI and PMC I/O


EIA232 DCE interface module


EIA232 DTE interface module


EIA530 DCE interface module


EIA530 DTE interface module


V.35 DCE interface module


V.35 DTE interface module


1. PMC expansion card, 2 slots, IEEE 1101 handles


2. PMC expansion card, 2 slots, IEEE 1101 handles

Technical Documentation

MVME5500 Data Sheet

PMCSPAN Data Sheet

MVME5500 Single Board Computer Installation and Use

MVME55006E Single Board Computer Installation and Use

MVME5500 Programmer's Reference Guide

MOTLoad Firmware Package User's Manual

MVME7616E Transition Module Installation and Use

MVME761EXT Transition Module Installation and Use

PMCspan PMC Adapter Carrier Module Installation and Use