GE Intelligent Platforms introduced their rugged IPN251 6U OpenVPX GPGPU Multiprocessor. The GE IPN251 is a second generation 6U OpenVPX multiprocessor module. The board combines the latest NVIDIA 384-core Kepler GPU with the 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 CPU. It fits in a single VPX slot. The IPN251 module is ideal for defense prime contractors and systems integrators.
Kontron introduced the VX3042 and VX3044 3U OpenVPX single board computers. The Kontron dual-core VX3042 and quad-core VX3044 SBCs are based on the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors. They feature eight lane PCI Express gen 3.0 and x1 PCI Express gen 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0. In addition, the SBCs offer native support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express 3.0. The Kontron VX3042 and VX3044 single-board computers are available now. They are ideal for long-lifecycle applications.
Kontron introduced the VX3905 3U OpenVPX PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch. The VX3905 features up to 4 x 6 Gen1/Gen2 PCIe backplane ports for the data plane and up to 24 PCI Express Gen 1/Gen 2 ports for up to 32 lanes which can be configured (x8, x4, x2 and x1) depending on the required bandwidth. The Kontron VX3905 PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch is available now in an air-cooled (0°C to +55°C) and conduction-cooled version (-40°C to + 85°C).
Mercury Computer Systems introduced the Ensemble Series OpenVPX LDS6521 and the OpenVPX SBC3510 modules. The 6U LDS6521 and 3U SBC3510 are based on the second generation Intel Core processor family. Mercury’s LDS6521 and SBC3510 are available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions. The LDS6521 supports two XMC mezzanine sites, an Intel Core i7-2715QE processor, and supports (via POET) serial RapidIO Gen 1 and Gen 2 or low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet to the backplane/dataplane. The SBC3510 combines a single XMC mezzanine site and a dual-core Intel Core i7-2655LE processor. The modules are ideal for ISR, defense, and aerospace applications.
Concurrent Technologies introduced the VR 737/08x 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer. The VR 737/08x features the Intel Core i7 32nm embedded processor, Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset, soldered DDR3 ECC SDRAM (up to 8Gbytes), 3x Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual 1000Base-BX channels, 4x PCI Express x8 lanes (support Gen 1 and Gen 2 data rates), dual SATA300 disk interfaces, DVI-D and DVI-I graphics interfaces, 6x serial UART ports, 5x USB 2.0, and 8x GPIO. The module supports Linux, Windows, Solaris, VxWorks and QNX. The VR 737/08x board is available in VPX-REDI variants (type 1 and type 2).
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the SBC312 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). The SBC312 SBC is OpenVPX-compliant. It supports the Freescale QorIQ 8-core P4080 and 4-core P4040 processors. The SBC312 SBC features dual channel DDR3 memory (up to 4 GBytes), two x4 PCI Express Gen2 links, two 1000BaseT ports, two serial ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two SATA ports, up to eight GPIO ports, and a PMC/XMC mezzanine site. The GE SBC312 is designed for demanding space- and weight-constrained environments such as unmanned vehicles.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the 6U OpenVPX CUDA Starter Kit. The GE 6U CUDA Starter Kit is designed for GPGPU (general purpose computing on a graphics processing unit) technology for rugged, size/weight-constrained, deployed mission computing applications such as radar, sonar, image processing, signals intelligence and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance). The kit is a complete, integrated, pre-tested hardware and software development environment. A 3U OpenVPX CUDA Starter Kit is also available.
Mercury Computer Systems introduced the Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 LDS6520 Module. The LDS6520 embedded computing board features the Intel’s Core i7 Arrandale processor family and the POET (Protocol Offload Engine Technology) fabric interconnect. The LDS6520 enables a serial RapidIO or low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet data plane to connect a number of Intel Core i7 processors and FPGAs. The Mercury LDS6520 Intel Core i7 6U OpenVPX module also features low latency streaming fabric interfaces for rugged embedded defense applications.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the SBC612 rugged 6U OpenVPX single board computer. The SBC612 is designed harsh environments. It is available in five air- and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels. The SBC612 features VITA48 formats for two-level maintenance (2LM) requirements. The SBC is supported by Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) with operating system support implemented for VxWorks, and Open Source Linux. Support for other operating systems, including INTEGRITY, is planned.
Mercury Computer Systems introduced the Ensemble 6000 6U SBC6521 multi-plane-enabled 6U module. The SBC6521 combines a single Intel Core2 Duo processor with the I/O capabilities of dual XMC/PMC sites in the standard 6U OpenVPX form factor. The module was designed and optimized for high-density processing, high memory bandwidth, and I/O in a single OpenVPX slot within an ISR subsystem. The module is ideal for high-end data plane and expansion (co-processing) plane systems.