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Embedded Computing Solutions Based On Latest Intel Processor Technology

Embedded Computing Solutions Based On Latest Intel Processor Technology

GE Intelligent Platforms' two new rugged single board computers are based on 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 a euro ~Sandy Bridge' processors. The XCR14 6U CompactPCI and XVR14 6U VME platforms join the SBC324 3U VPX and SBC624 6U VPX single board computers. Both the XCR14 and XVR 14 provide a choice of either dual- or quad-core 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors operating at up to 2.5GHz, and a range of four performance/watt options, and up to 16GBytes of soldered DDR3 SDRAM with ECC. This, together with inbuilt graphics capability and Intel's AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) technology, makes them useful for challenging applications in industry and telecommunications and especially for defense and aerospace applications beyond command and control such as signal processing in intelligence/surveillance/ reconnaissance (ISR) and radar/sonar. Both single board computers use GE's extensive ecosystem of CompactPCI and VME hardware and software, easing the development and integration of complete systems, as well as from GE's industry-leading experience in long term program support through its product lifecycle management (PLM) services.

For existing customers, these two new embedded computing platforms provide an upgrade path/technology insertion opportunity, The XCR14 and XVR14 are pin-compatible with their predecessors, the CR12 and VR12. Both platforms are available in five build levels, including air- and conduction cooled.

In addition to onboard I/O features including four Gigabit Ethernet ports, five USB 2.0 ports, two DVI ports, VGA, audio and two COM ports, the XCR14 and XVR14 also have two on-board mezzanine expansion sites (both PCI-X PMC/PCI Express XMC) capable for enhanced system flexibility. SATA ports are also supported.

Software choices planned for the two single board computers, include Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) plus operating system support for Windows 7, Open Linux, Wind River Linux and VxWorks.

Embedded Computing Solutions Based On Latest Intel Processor Technology
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