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.
GE introduced their GRA112 3U VPX Graphics Board. The GE GRA112 features a 384-core NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based EXK107 GPU, PCI Express Gen 3 interconnect, and 2 GBytes of GDDR5 memory. The graphics board is ideal for both demanding graphical applications and GPGPU (general purpose computing on a graphics processing unit) applications like ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), radar and sonar.
Habey USA introduced their BIS-6564 embedded system. The BIS-6564 features dual core Intel Atom D525, Intel NM10 Express Chipset, NVidia ION 2 GPU, HDMI, up to 2560×1600 resolution, dual internal mini-PCI express expansion slots, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0, S/PDIF optical audio, two antenna holes for WIFI and Bluetooth, and full RS232 serial port. The Habey BIS-6564 is ideal for digital signage, LED signage, broadcasting, and HTPC.
ICube Technology introduced Harmony Unified Processor Technology for mobile computing. Harmony Unified Processor Technology integrates a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit (GPU) into one unified core. Finished silicon for the Harmony Unified Processor Technology has been produced and is ready for packaging. The chip is ideal for the Android-based tablet computer market. Volume shipping is expected by the end of the year.
VIA Technologies introduced the VIA eH1, a DX10.1 compliant, multi-display graphics card for embedded systems. The VIA eH1 can be used in conjunction with VIA EPIA board products and supports systems that with a x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe slot. Samples of the VIA eH1 are available now. The low profile VIA eH1 PCI Express add-in-board is ideal for digital signage, advertising, POS, POI, gaming, and embedded application where sophisticated graphics and HD video is streamed on two displays.
Habey USA introduced the EPC-6568 embedded system. The EPC-6568 media player system features the MITX-6564 mini-ITX board, NVIDIA ION GPU and Intel D510 dual core Atom processor. The on board NVIDIA discrete GPU with its dedicated 512 MB DDR3 memory improves the graphic performance by 10 times of integrated graphics. The dual core Atom D510 delivers full parallel execution of multiple software threads, enabling higher levels of performance. The EPC-6568 is ideal for full HD media player systems, kiosk, digital signage, POS, and other embedded applications.
The Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX GSC6200 GPU Processing Module, from Mercury Computer Systems, is ideal for embedded rugged defense surveillance platform, performing processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED). The GSC6200 module is a dual-site MxM carrier module that can be populated with either one or two MxM modules. The MxMs on the GSC6200 can support either ATI or nVIDIA GPUs. Each MxM module supports two single-link DVI interfaces from each MxM site to the front panel and the backplane for carrying uncompressed digital video data.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA) announced the MB86R02 “Jade D” SoC. The MB86R02 features the Fujitsu MB86296 “Coral” graphics processor unit (GPU) with the 32-bit ARM926EJ-S CPU core. The MB86R02 SoC is optimized for modular automotive display applications requiring high CPU performance and sophisticated 2D/3D graphics. It is ideal for graphical dashboard systems, head-up display units, on-board navigation systems, rear-seat entertainment, point-of-sale terminals and industrial control panels. The MB86R02 is available now in 484-pin TEBGA (Thermal Enhanced BGA) packages, with sample prices starting at $38.00 each.
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.
S3 Graphics launched the Chrome 5400E embedded graphics processor. The S3 Graphics 5400E GPU features a native OpenCL 1.0 engine. OpenCL is an open, cross-platform standard used to harness the power of a GPUs internal shaders to accelerate parallel computations in applications ranging from scientific, medical, and other high performance computing (HPC) markets. Driver support of Microsoft operating systems includes Windows 7 Aero, Vista Aero, XP, and CE. Linux kernel 2.6.xx with support for RedHat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, Debian, and other Linux distributions are supported by the 5400E drivers.