GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms introduced the SE 2 high performance 6U VME rugged graphics platform. The SE 2 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor operating at up to 2.26GHz, an NVIDIA graphics processor (G72 or G73), and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card. The SE 2 is ideal for demanding graphics-intensive applications that will be deployed in harsh environments. Software support includes Wind River’s VxWorks 6.6, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux. The availability of OpenGL drivers under VxWorks means that certification to DO-178B is achievable.
GE Fanuc SE 2 6U VME Graphics Platform Features
- Up to 8 GBytes of memory for maximum performance
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet maximizes data throughput
- Optional solid state disk, 1553 interface enhances flexibility
- VxWorks, Windows, Linux support
The SE 2 is a complete, self-contained single slot solution that minimizes size and weight in space-constrained environments. Applications for the SE 2 include digital mapping, where the requirement is to render significant amounts of graphics data in close to real-time, and distributed aperture sensors that need to acquire and process substantial quantities of visual information.
Use of Intel’s latest ‘Penryn’ processor maximizes performance/watt and allows support of larger memory, while the NVIDIA graphics processor is capable of achieving its maximum rated clock speed throughout the rugged temperature range, allowing optimum performance to be achieved in the most challenging conditions. System throughput is maximized by the provision of x16 PCI Express between the Intel and NVIDIA processors.
Standard features of the SE2 include up to 8 GBytes of DDR2 SDRAM, four serial ports, six USB 2.0 ports and PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. The SE2 is optionally available with a x4 PCI Express interface (replaces the 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface), an on-board solid state SATA disk drive and a single channel redundant MIL-STF-1553 interface. Five levels of ruggedization from benign to conduction-cooled — are available, maximizing both flexibility and cost-effectiveness.