Kontron introduced their VX3324 3U VPX graphics board. The VX3324 features the AMD Radeon E6460 graphics processing unit (GPU). The Kontron graphics board integrates 160 cores at 600 MHz and 512 MB GDDR5 high-performance graphics memory for a 3DMark VantageP score of up to P2195. The module comes in an embedded form factor and is ideal for military and aerospace applications. The Kontron VX3324 is available now. It can be ordered as a stand-alone solution or integrated into Kontron’s rugged multi-mission ApexVX computer system.
The Kontron VX3324 incorporates an embedded AMD Radeon MXM 3.0 module. The integrated hardware video decoder efficiently reduces CPU load when decoding H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 part 2 video. Up to three independent displays can be connected via two DisplayPort 1.2 and one VGA interface with a resolution up to 2560 x 2048 and 30 bit per pixel. Video signals can be routed either to the front panel or the backplane.
The new graphics board supports PCI Express Gen 2 and can operate with one, two, four or eight lanes, depending on the host board’s configuration. The Kontron VX3324 is available with standard air cooling or conduction cooling for an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The Kontron 3U VPX graphics board VX3324 supports Linux and Windows operating systems.
The Kontron VX3324 requires only up to 22 watts. It enables applications to be designed with a low-power footprint and low-heat dissipation. The board can also increase field of view by spanning the video signal across three monitors. The integrated unified video decoder effectively offloads the system host processor when decoding HD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 part 2 video streams, leaving maximum system resources for mission-critical tasks. In addition, the stereoscopic 3D capability of the Kontron VX3324 enables OEMs to equip ground control stations of unmanned vehicles with an unprecedented level of immersion and precision.
Kontron VX3324 Features
- ATI Radeon E6460 Silicon
- Modular design: MXM 3.0 mezzanine
- High-end graphics GPU
- Three independent displays: one VGA and two DP
- Air-cooled and rugged conduction-cooled versions
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