CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 27 Jan 2011. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the SBC324 3U VPX rugged single board computer based on 2nd Generation Intel Core processor technology for size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles; command and control; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR); radar; sonar; and signal processing.The OpenVPXembedded computing module is based on the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor operating at as fast as 2.1 GHz, coupled with as much as eight gigabytes of DDR3 1,333 MHz memory. The CPU board also offers the NVIDIA CUDA-based general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU), advanced graphics, high-performance switches, high-density storage, and rugged chassis.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, GE officials say.
The computer board has 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.
Software support includes deployed test software (BIT and BCS), Windows 7, Open Linux, VxWorks, LynxOS, and LynxOS-SE. For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com/products/3576.