PowerPC Processor (Module U3)

PowerPC Processor (Module U3)


PowerPC Processor (Module U3) The MPC8536, high-performance member of the PowerQUICC III™ processor family, which combines a computation-intensive Power Architecture™ processor core with high-performance system peripherals and advanced power management techniques. Integrates SATA, USB, multi-lane PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, and DDR memory to increase data bandwidths, reduce valuable board real estate, and lower overall power consumption.

Based on FreeScale™ MPC8536 processor, users can confidently take advantage of the familiar VxWorks RTC environment for developing control and application software. Boards fitted with the U3 Processor allow users to develop application code in support of their I/O and communication intensive application without the need for a separate Single Board Computer. 

The U3 coupled with NAI’s extensive I/O function capabilities and BSP/library support offers developers a real time embedded system environment. Additionally, this solution can interface directly to the I/O, other cards on the system bus (Bus-Master capability), perform embedded algorithms and communicate directly to system and sub-system computers. Operating system run time and overhead are reduced due to direct processor control. 


User Requirements/Utility Library

U3 Module

  • VxWorks 6.x development environment
  • NAI U3 PowerPC VxWorks 6.x BSP
  • NAI I/O and Communications Library support


Function module(s) featured in products below:

ModelPhotoBoard TypeDimensions w/Connectors (w x h x d)Volume w/Connectors (in3)Weight / lbs (fully populated)Est. Typ. Power Dissipation (W)# of Board SlotsFunction Module SlotsMax I/O PinsEthernet
SIU66U11.75" x 3.35" x 8.65"340.49<14.012 to 60 W2123162 x Gb