Abaco's new 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer combines performance, security, and thermal management

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— Abaco Systems of Huntsville, Ala. recently announced its SBC3511 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer (SBC), which provides a combination of high performance, advanced security and leading-edge thermal management. Target applications for the new platform include C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance).

Apr 23rd, 2019
Abaco's new 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer combines performance, security, and thermal management
Abaco's new 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer combines performance, security, and thermal management
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— Abaco Systems of Huntsville, Ala. recently announced its SBC3511 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer (SBC), which provides a combination of high performance, advanced security and leading-edge thermal management. Target applications for the new platform include C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance).

The SBC3511’s derives from the new, integrated Intel Xeon E-2176M 6-core/12-thread processor (formerly known as Coffee Lake) operating at 2.7GHz with TurboBoost up to 4.4GHz, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and the inclusion of up to 256 GB of nVME SSD. It also aligns with the SOSA technical standard.

SOSA – Sensor Open Systems Architecture - creates a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus.

The new SBC includes a range of security features designed to assist with user-defined Anti-Tamper and Information Assurance strategies.

The SBC3511 features a unique thermal management design which allows deterministic high performance even at the extended temperatures typical of deployment on space-constrained platforms in combat zones. This is in contrast to less efficient thermal management designs that see a processor’s performance throttled back at high temperatures.

The SBC3511 includes a x8 PCIe Gen 3 XMC site; one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.1 port; a DisplayPort interface; two serial ports; a SATA port; and up to eight GPIO pins. Also included is a range of software options. AMI UEFI includes support of BIOS Guard for signed image execution. Open Linux (Fedora), Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS (Linux), Wind River Linux, VxWorks 7, Windows 10 will also be available, as will comprehensive deployed test software (PBIT, CBIT and IBIT).

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