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Note: The Freeway 8800 is no longer in production. New installations should use a Freeway 3114, a Freeway 3214, or a Freeway 3414 instead.

The Freeway 8800 is a VME-based platform for large-scale installations. Its passive backplane supports up to 8 Intelligent Communications Processor boards, for a total of up to 128 serial ports per enclosure. LAN connections use standard Ethernet. Options include a SCSI hard disk and dual independent, hot-swappable power supplies with separate AC feeds.

Technical Specifications
System CPU: Motorola-based
RAM: 8MB to 64MB
Bus: VMEbus
Operating System: VxWorks®
ICPs1 Max # of ICPs: 8
CPU: Motorola-based
Serial Ports Max # of ports: 64/1282
Type: Full duplex, DMA support
Electrical Interfaces:
EIA-232, EIA-449 (422), EIA 530, MIL-STD-188C, V.35
LAN Connections Ethernet
Disk Drives SCSI hard disk3
Physical Mount: Rackmount or tabletop
Height: 57.2 cm (22.5 in.) 13u
Width: 48.2 cm (19 in.)
Depth: 55.9 cm (22 in.)
Weight4: 45 kg (100 lbs)
Environmental Temperature
0º to 55º C (32º to 131º F)
-55º to 85º C (-67 to 185º F)
85% at 35º C (95º F) (NC)
95% at 35º C (95º F) (NC)
0 to 10,000 feet
AC Power 100 to 120 VAC, 200 to 240 VAC: 50 to 60 Hz
Dual independent, hot-swappable power supplies with seprate AC feeds3
Certifications UL, CSA, FCC, CE
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  1. Intelligent Communications Processor boards (ICPs) manage the legacy protocols and contain serial ports that connect to the WAN. The Freeway 8800 uses ICP6000X boards.

  2. The maximum number of ports depends on the electrical interface. The larger number is the maximum ports when using the EIA-232 electrical interface. The smaller number is the maximum ports for all other electrical interfaces.

  3. Optional

  4. Excluding ICPs

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