Determined not to get left out this time, Motorola’s Microcomputer Division is amongst the first out with a machine based around its own chip. It has announced a 25MHz 68030-based system for the VME Delta Series, claiming a peak performance of 6 MIPS. The Deltas, first introduced in April, used the MC68020 in the Model 2316 and the Model 2616. Upgrades are available for existing 68020 users and customers can interconnect these machines with the new model by using DeltaONE – based on Unix System V’s Remote File Sharing, TCP/IP and Ethernet. It will be offered both as a development workstation and as an OEM platform for industrial control, data acquisition and related applications. Two 68030 models are offered: the Model 3641 for small departmental, technical systems, equipped with a 25MHz MC68030, a 25MHz MC68882 Floating Point chip, 64Kb of fast cache memory with 12 slots, hosting up to 32Mb of memory; the top-of the-line Model 3841 uses a new 20-slot VMEbus chassis and cabi- et, and hosts the 25MHz MC68030 processor with 64Kb of fast cache. The Model 3641 will be out by mid 1988, with evaluation units earli er; prices range from $31,500 to $74,500. The Model 3841, also out by mid 1988, will start at $39,500.
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