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3U VPX SBC Takes Advantage of 2nd Generation Core i7 Processors

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A 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer takes advantage of the potential of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors—formerly codenamed “Sandy Bridge.” The SBC324 from GE Intelligent Platforms features a quad-core processor operating at up to 2.1 GHz, coupled with up to 8 Gbytes of DDR3 1,333 MHz memory for exceptional performance in size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles. 

Supported by GE’s ecosystem of 3U VPX capabilities—which includes NVIDIA CUDA-based GPGPU functionality, advanced graphics, high performance switches, high density storage and rugged chassis—the SBC324 is expected to be deployed not only in traditional 3U VPX applications such as command/control, but also in ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), radar/sonar and signal processing. 

The SBC324 also provides an upgrade for GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer, which combines the throughput of a second generation Intel Core i7 processor with the advanced parallel processing of an NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPGPU. The SBC324 benefits from a range of PCI Express backplane configurations; an XMC site with I/O; two 10/100/1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet interfaces; VGA graphics; HD audio; two SATA channels; four USB 2.0 ports; a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port; and two RS-232/422 COM ports. 

A rich software choice is planned for the SBC324, including comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) plus operating system support for Windows 7, Open Linux, VxWorks, LynxOS and LynxOS-SE. 

GE Intelligent Platforms. Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. [www.ge-ip.com].