The company that pioneered the VMEbus single-board computer has added new dimensions in performance and functionality. Motorola’s third-generation single-board computer, the MVME177P, upholds the tradition by combining a superscalar MC68060 microprocessor with the feature flexibility and world-class quality found only in Motorola VME products. The MVME177P’s compatibility with existing M68000 family hardware and software allows users to realize RISC performance levels while protecting their chassis, peripheral, specialized I/O, and software investment. The MVME177P makes an ideal solution for scientific, industrial, and high-end monitoring and control applications. The inclusion of the new “Petra” application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), which replaces functions formerly implemented in the MCECC chip, improves the performance of the memory subsystem. Memory configuration switches enable the customer to tailor memory size for applications requiring smaller memory configurations.