Following the company’s recent announcement of three new rugged single board computers based on quad core 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, GE Intelligent Platforms announces that dual core versions would also be available. As well as supporting the quad core Intel Core i7-3615QE processor, the SBC625, XVR15 and XCR15 will also be offered with the dual core Intel Core i7-3555LE and Intel Core i7-3517UE 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.
These six new platforms – which are 100% compatible with their predecessors - 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 and VME systems respectively – are available in five build levels, from benign (air cooled) to fully rugged (conduction cooled). These three new SBCs from GE, as well as offering the option of dual- or quad core processors, feature Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX), 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 Linux and VxWorks.