GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the SBC612 rugged 6U Open VPX single board computer, featuring the 8-core QorIQ P4080 from freescale Semiconductor.
The SBC612 delivers a substantial step forward in performance for applications including ISR, electronic warfare and mission computing.
For many legacy applications based on Power Architecture, the SBC612 will allow a multi-slot configuration to be reduced to a single slot, saving size and weight.
As its power envelope is equivalent to that of previous dual core processors, it can also permit the addition of new functionality without exceeding the application's current power envelope.
For new applications, the SBC612 enables the development of compact, low weight solutions with significantly more performance than has previously been possible.
At the heart of the SBC612 is the latest Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor, with eight e500mc cores operating at up to 1.5MHz.
These eight cores offer outstanding flexibility to the system designer, with both symmetric an asymmetric multiprocessing architectures being supported, and with the possibility of hosting multiple operating systems on the same device.
This flexibility is ideal for re-hosting legacy multi-board applications within a new OpenVPX system architecture.
In addition to offering 8-core performance within the 30 watt power envelope of earlier dual core processors, the QorIQ P4080 offers a number of innovative features.
Among these is its ‘Trust Architecture', a series of processor technologies that help customers meet their information assurance goals, providing them with additional security functionality that prevents loss of control system functionality, loss of data to an unauthorised party and loss of intellectual property through reverse engineering.
With four x 4 Serial RapidIO links and four x 4 PCI Express links, the SBC612 supports up to 8GBytes of dual channel DDR3 memory.
It provides a flexible I/O set that includes Gigabit Ethernet, fast serial COM ports, USB 2.0, SATA and GPIO.
Further incremental system resource expansion is provided by two mezzanine sites, both of which are XMC/PMC capable, and offer the option of having XMC I/O and/or PMC I/O routed to the VPX backplane connectors.
In addition, an AFIX (Additional Flexible Interface eXtension) site is available for even more plug-on system expansion.
The AFIX site not only allows access to the current range of standard AFIX modules (graphics, SCSI, 1553, digital I/O, Flash memory) but also offers the opportunity to add customer-specific features at minimum cost and in the shortest timescales.
Designed especially for harsh environments, the SBC612 is available in five air - and conduction - cooled ruggedisation levels.
It also offers VITA48 formats for two-level maintenance (2LM) requirements.
The SBC612 is fully supported by comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) with operating system support implemented for VxWorks, and Open Source Linux.
GE Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.
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