From: Benjamin Huntsman <BHuntsman at mail2.cu-portland.edu>
Here's an odd one...
Anyone here ever seen, heard of, or have a Cyclone CVME961 board?
I have. The 961 was a pretty nice i960-based general purpose embedded
controller that got a lot of use in real time systems and, as I understand,
a lot of military stuff. i960CA of various speeds, memory, 2 serial ports
and a mezzanine expansion scheme Cyclone called "Squall" that had a few
options (I know there was an async serial card, think there was a SCSI card
and ethernet card, but can't recall anything else). Not sure what
specifically you want to know, but there is a good bit of info out there
still at Google reach. Unfortunately, I decided i960 wasn't something I
had time to play with, so all of mine are long gone.
BTW...what you really want to find if this sort of thing is your kink is a
CVME-965. 960HA, VME64, private and shared memory and 2 x Squall 2
mezzanine slots. The Squall 2 slots were much more useful, as Cyclone made
all sorts of interesting options for it. I had, at least, SCSI, 2-port
ethernet, various serial cards, some digitial input cards, etc. I
sorta-kinda remember there was an ATM card; I didn't have one. Made
whipping up a router on a card pretty easy, even if the preferred dev
environment was Ada.