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OpenVPX Single Board Computer

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OpenVPX Single Board Computer

GE Intelligent Platforms' SBC624 is a 6U OpenVPX single board computer featuring a range of processor options including a quad core Intel Core i7 processor running at up to 2.1GHz that is useful for signal processing in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and radar/sonar.

The SBC624 complements and succeeds the SBC620 and SB622, based respectively on the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Intel Core i7 processor, and provides an upgrade path/technology insertion opportunity for existing customers. It delivers greater performance than its predecessors, but within the same power envelope, making it useful for SWaP-constrained environments such as manned and unmanned vehicles. Inclusion of the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor with graphics and vector processing capabilities enables the SBC624 to address mil/aero applications beyond command/control such as signal processing, ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) and radar/sonar. The SBC624 is available in five build versions from benign to fully rugged, making it able to provide a cost-effective solution in environments from air-cooled to extremely harsh.

The SBC624 also benefits from the Intel Core i7 processor's support of PCI Express Gen2 technology with a full 16-lane port, providing greater bandwidth for on-board and off-board connectivity and enabling high bandwidths. The PCI Express interface makes the SBC624 a host card to drive GE's CUDA-enabled GPGPU board, the NPN240. Configuration flexibility of the SBC624 is maximized via two PMC sites and two XMC sites, while I/O includes 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet, four RS232 ports, VGA, two DVI/HDMI ports, seven USB 2.0 ports and two SATA interfaces. It is supported by a range of software including the AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software. Operating system support is provided for Windows, Linux and VxWorks.

OpenVPX Single Board Computer
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