Concurrent Technologies announced the PP 712/08x family of 6U CompactPCI boards. The boards support supported the 2.53GHz Intel Core i7-610E, 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-620LE, and the 1.06GHz Intel Core i7-620UE. The PP 712/08x can support extended temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C. The modules are ideal for CPU intensive processing applications within the telecommunications, defense, and homeland security market sectors. The PP 712/08x boards support Linux, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, Solaris, VxWorks, and QNX.
What is the Concurrent Technologies PP 712/08x?
The PP 712/08x family is based on the Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH), and the Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset. The boards can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board, or as a satellite board (blade). The PP 712/08x includes three 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet interfaces (one front and two rear) and the front panel also includes two USB 2.0, RS-232, dual head graphics via two digital (1600 x 1200) and analog (2048 x 1536) interfaces. The rear I/O connections feature three additional USB 2.0 ports, an RS-232 port, four SATA300 mass storage interfaces, and an Intel High Definition Audio interface.
What’s special about the PP 712/08x Boards?
The board family is one of the first embedded products to feature the new Intel Core i7 processor family. The Intel Core i7 processors feature Intel Direct Media Interface Technology and Intel Flexible Display Interfaces to the PCH to provide simultaneous high-speed non-graphic traffic and video/graphic traffic. The processors feature Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to allow multiple simultaneous execution threads in each core and Intel Turbo Boost Technology which elevates performance for specific workloads by increasing processor core frequency on one core when the second core and/or graphics engine utilization level is low. The CPU and graphics engines have separate Turbo modes, and by using simple BIOS setup options, the user can disable either or both of the turbo modes, or pre-set a bias towards one or the other feature.
Concurrent Technologies PP 712/08x Boards Features
- Up to 8 Gbytes of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM
- Dual PMC/XMC sites
- Each PMC site supports up to 133MHz PCI-X operation
- x8 PCI Express XMC interfaces
- Three Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Four SATA300 disk interfaces
- Dual head graphics
- XMC Pn6 connectors between the two XMC sites
- Support for PICMG 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap)
- CompactPCI backplane interface operates at 33/66MHz PCI signalling speeds
- Watchdog timer
- Long duration timer
- LAN boot firmware
- Options for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA300 disk and a CompactFlash site
More info: Concurrent Technologies PP 712/08x Boards (pdf)