mvme5500, PowerPC, VME, and end-of-life issues

Till Straumann strauman at
Wed May 15 23:37:48 UTC 2013

We have received a similar notice for our mvme6100s.
I don't know if it is the same issue but with the 6100 the
problem is that the manufacturer can no longer get the
RAM they used for the L3 cache. The new version will have
a slower L3.

- Till

On 05/15/2013 03:18 PM, Peter Dufault wrote:
> I think this was entirely a false alarm.  Emerson replaced the MVME5500 with a new model number with a "-R" on the end ("respun") and end-of-lifed the earlier one. I think this is just confusion on the part of Arrow and the way they dealt with people in purchasing at my client, people who would have no way to realize the "-R" model number is probably compatible.
> Yes, we'll need to double-check things, but I expect the "respun" board will work just fine.
> Two years ago Emerson issued a press release saying the MVME5500 would be in production at least through 2016, I expect that is still their plan.
> On May 14, 2013, at 17:29 , Peter Dufault <dufault at> wrote:
>> Arrow recently notified my client using the MVME5500 that it is end-of-life with a last order coming up in June.  I told them to check if the situation is the same for the MVME6100.
> Peter
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