GE Intelligent Platforms VR12, CR12, and XVB601 Single Board Computers

GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the 6U VME VR12, the rugged 6U CompactPCI CR12, and the 6U VME XVB601 single board computers (SBC). The three new single board computers feature Intel Core i7 processor technology operating at up to 2.53 GHz. The 6U VME VR12, the rugged 6U CompactPCI CR12, and the 6U VME XVB601 SBCs are ideal for demanding applications such as radar processing and flight control as well as in general purpose industrial and commercial system-level applications. All three boards are available to lead customers immediately. General commercial availability of the XVB601 is planned for March 2010, with the VR12 and CR12 planned to follow in the second quarter of the year.

GE Intelligent Platforms rugged 6U VME VR12 single board computer

What is the VR12 single board computer?
The VR12 is a rugged 6U VMEbus single board computer featuring an Intel Core i7-610E processor operating at 2.53 GHz. As well as supporting up to 8GBytes of soldered DDR3 SDRAM with ECC, it provides support for two PCI-X PMCs or two x8 PCI Express XMCs. Connectivity includes two front Gigabit Ethernet ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA, five USB ports, two DVI ports, three SATA ports and two COM ports. It is available in five ruggedization levels, from benign/office to fully rugged convection cooled.

What is the CR12 single board computer?
The CR12 single board computer is a CompactPCI version of the VR12. The specifications of the single board computer are identical (except one is VMEbus and the other is CompactPCI).

What is the XVB601 single board computer?
The XVB601 is a 6U VMEbus single board computer featuring the Intel Core i7 processor at speeds up to 2.53 GHz and supporting up to 8 GBytes of soldered DDR3 SDRAM with ECC. It features dual on-board expansion slots, with provision for one PCI-X PMC/x4 PCI Express XMC card and one PCI-X PMC board. Connectivity includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA, eight USB ports, DVI and three COM ports.

What’s special about the new GE single board computers?
The new SBCs feature the next generation Intel Core i7 processor. The Intel Core i7 processors incorporates a number of innovations including a 32 nanometer manufacturing process, enabling greater performance without compromising power consumption and heat dissipation; the integration of the memory controller, delivering lower latency and higher memory bandwidth for data-intensive applications; and the integration of the graphics processor which, together with the integration of the memory controller, makes the chipset more compact, increasing throughput and freeing board space. Also included are Intel Intelligent Power Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, multi-level shared cache, Vectorizing Compiler and Media Accelerators and Efficient Accelerated String- And Text Processing, all of which contribute to increased performance across a range of audio, video, graphics, database and data mining applications.

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