|[April 23, 2012]
New Rugged Single Board Computers from GE Enable C4-ISR Systems to Process More Data More Quickly in Less Space
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
GE Intelligent Platforms (News - Alert) today announced three new rugged single board
computers (SBCs) based on 3rd
Generation Intel® Core™ processors. The SBC625, XVR15 and XCR15
bring substantially increased processing power, graphics capability, I/O
bandwidth and functional density to customers developing and deploying
demanding industrial and mil/aero applications. These include
command/control, ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance),
radar/sonar and signal processing.
Previous generations of GE's Intel Core processor-based boards have been
widely deployed in a range of demanding applications. A notable example
is the Ships
Signal Exploitation System (SSEE) developed by Argon ST, which
provides advanced data acquisition as part of a shipboard signals
intelligence (SIGINT) subsystem for the US Navy. Others include an
intelligent display driver that processes ISR data from cameras mounted
on a patrol vehicle; an airborne command and communications relay; and
astronomical imaging and hyper spectral imaging applications.
"The latest processor technology from Intel is enabling us to provide a
compelling improvement in performance and functionality across our
product range, and allows our customers once again to maximize the value
of their investments," said Rod Rice, General Manager, Military &
Aerospace Products, GE Intelligent Platforms. "For existing customers,
there is the opportunity to improve response times and throughput,
reduce the thermal footprint of a solution and reduce the number of
boards required in a system, minimizing its size and weight."
"The 3rd Generation Intel Core processors enable companies like GE to
bring new levels of performance to demanding embedded computing
applications, while responding to the growing importance in those
applications of minimizing power consumption and heat dissipation," said
Matt Langman, director of marketing, Intel Intelligent Systems Group.
"At the same time, integration of more powerful graphics capabilities is
allowing GE and its customers to enable visually compelling user
experiences in a remarkably compact design."
The new platforms - which are 100% compatible with their predecessors,
making for a cost-effective, straightforward upgrade path for existing
users - will deliver up to 15% greater computational horsepower, and up
to 50% improved 3D graphics performance. Some of these new COTS boards
offer support for USB 3.0 and provide up to 10x the data transfer
throughput of USB 2.0. Power consumption/heat dissipation are identical
to those of preceding products, providing attractive performance/watt
and making the new boards ideal for environments that are SWaP (size,
weight and power) constrained.
The SBC625, XCR15 and XVR15 - designed for 6U VPX, CompactPCI (News - Alert) and VME
systems respectively - are available in five build levels, from benign
(air cooled) to fully rugged
(conduction cooled) to provide customers with optimum price/performance.
As well as these quad core-based SBCs,
GE expects to announce a broad range of new products based on 3rd
Generation Intel Core technology in the coming months; these will
feature a range of capabilities, form factors and processor options.
are offered initially with the 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3615QE processor
featuring Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX (News - Alert)), up to 16GBytes
of DDR3 memory and a solid state disk drive of 16GBytes capacity. These
enhanced capabilities are offered together with a broad range of I/O
options including Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, DVI, VGA and audio. Provision
of two mezzanine XMC/PMC sites enables optimum flexibility and
expandability. Supported operating systems include Windows® 7, Open
Linux®, Wind River (News - Alert) Linux and VxWorks®.
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technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in
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moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For
more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
For more information: http://defense.ge-ip.com/products/family/single-board-computers
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