|[May 08, 2012]
New 3U VPX Single Board Computer from GE Improves Throughput While Reducing Thermal Footprint
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
GE Intelligent Platforms today announced a new rugged single board
computer (SBC) based on the latest 3rd Generation Intel (News - Alert)® Core™ quad core
processor technology. The SBC325 brings substantially increased
processing performance to customers using the 3U VPX form factor to
develop and deploy demanding industrial and mil/aero applications such
as command/control, ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance),
radar/sonar and signal processing.
Generation Intel Core processors not only offer enhanced performance
per watt but can also maintain full performance at more elevated
temperatures than the previous generation - offering an opportunity for
the development of new capabilities in small form factor applications.
Provision of either a mezzanine XMC/PMC site for optimum flexibility and
expandability or a quad fat-pipe (x16 PCI (News - Alert) Express®) for highest
performance connectivity to GPGPUs makes the SBC325 an exceptionally
versatile platform suitable for a wide range of High
Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) applications.
"Many of our customers are working on demanding applications that are
highly constrained in terms of size, weight and power - and the 3U VPX
SBC325 provides an outstanding solution," said Rod Rice, General
Manager, Military & Aerospace Products, GE Intelligent Platfors. "The
improved thermal performance of the new Intel processor helps to deliver
improved response times and throughput and reduce the thermal footprint
of a solution - or reduce the number of boards required in a system,
minimizing its size and weight."
The new OpenVPX
platform - which is 100% compatible with the previous two generations in
GE's 3U VPXcel3 family - makes for a cost-effective, straightforward
upgrade path for existing users.
is available in five build levels, from benign (air cooled) to fully
rugged (conduction cooled) to provide customers with optimum
The SBC325 is offered initially with the 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612QE
processor featuring Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX (News - Alert)), up to
8GBytes of DDR3 memory and a solid state disk drive of up to 32GBytes
capacity. These enhanced capabilities are complemented by a broad range
of I/O options including Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, USB and audio.
Supported operating systems include Windows® 7, Open Linux®, Wind River (News - Alert)
Linux and VxWorks®.
For more information, see: http://defense.ge-ip.com/products/3641
To download a data sheet, go to: http://defense.ge-ip.com/account/download/13183/3641
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