Rugged Single Slot Graphics Solution for Demanding Applications

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Rugged Single Slot Graphics Solution for Demanding Applications

A high-performance 6U VME rugged graphics platform combines an Intel Core2 Duo processor operating at up to 2.26 GHz, an Nvidia graphics processor (G72 or G73) and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card. The SE 2 from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is designed for demanding graphics-intensive applications that will be deployed in harsh environments.  

Further leveraging GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ recently announced relationship with Nvidia, the SE 2 provides a complete, self-contained single slot solution, responding to the need to minimize size and weight in space-constrained environments. Typical applications for the SE 2 include digital mapping, where the requirement is to render significant amounts of graphics data in close to real time, and distributed aperture sensors that need to acquire and process substantial quantities of visual information.  

Use of Intel’s latest ‘Penryn’ processor maximizes performance/watt and allows support of larger memory, while the Nvidia graphics processor is capable of achieving its maximum rated clock speed throughout the rugged temperature range, allowing optimum performance to be achieved in the most challenging conditions. System throughput is maximized by the provision of x16 PCI Express between the Intel and Nvidia processors.  

Standard features of the SE 2 include up to 8 Gbytes of DDR2 SDRAM, four serial ports, six USB 2.0 ports and PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. The SE 2 is optionally available with a x4 PCI Express interface (replaces the 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface), an onboard solid-state SATA disk drive and a single channel redundant MIL-STF-1553 interface. Five levels of ruggedization—from benign to conduction-cooled—are available. Software support includes Wind River’s VxWorks 6.6, Windows XP and Windows Vista as well as Linux. The availability of OpenGL drivers under VxWorks means that certification to DO-178B is achievable. 

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
Charlottesville, VA.
(800) 368-2738.