Concurrent Technologies introduced the VP 717/08x family of 6U VME boards for embedded applications. The modules support the 2.53GHz Intel Core i7-610E, 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-620LE and the 1.06GHz Intel Core i7-620UE. The boards feature up to 8 Gbytes of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM, dual PMC/XMC sites, and VITA 31.1 support. The VP 717/08x VME boards support Linux, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, Solaris, LynxOS, VxWorks and QNX. The VP 717/08x boards areideal for CPU intensive processing applications in the defence, homeland security, industrial control, and transportation industry.
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 introduced the G4ADSP rugged 6U VME multiprocessor. The G4ADSP delivers improved processing performance with four Freescale MPC 7448 processors operating at up to 1.4GHz; improved memory performance through the inclusion of up to 2 GBytes of DDR memory; and improved I/O performance with the incorporation of four Gigabit Ethernet channels and PCI on P0. The G4DSP quad processor is designed for demanding applications such as radar, sonar, image processing, and communications.
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.
Emerson Network Power introduced ruggedized models of their MVME4100 and MVME7100 VMEbus boards. The ruggedized single board computers (SBCs) support a wider range of operating and storage temperatures in addition to increased tolerances for shock and vibration. This enables the boards to operate in harsh environments while maintaining structural and operational integrity. The new boards are also completely software compatible with the original models to ensure convenient interoperability.