It was introduced in BYB501 for applications that require high processing capacity. Almost all applications that previously ran on the Regional Processor device (RPD – Motorola 68020) have been transferred to the RPG, which has at least four times as much processing capacity as the RPD.
The RPG is a single-board processor based on the general-purpose Motorola 68060 running at 50 MHz. On the same board is a communications processor (a Motorola 68360) for handling the switch interface and a 10 Mbit/s Ethernet interface.
Although it may be used for any application that requires high processing power, the RPG will initially be used with the following applications
- Signalling system no. 7 – signalling terminal according to ANSI
- Signalling system no. 7 signalling terminal according to ITU-T
- Signalling terminal central (STC) – signalling terminal for base stations and remote subscriber switches (As was used in the above picture)
- Transceiver handler – base station signalling in GSM
- Authentication in all mobile systems
- Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Internet access server (IP routing function)