The first VME/VXS critical embedded product based on Intel’s 45nm process technology and the latest DDR3 memory devices from Concurrent Technologies plc is the VX 511/06x.
This single slot 6U dual PMC/XMC VME/VXS processor board uses the Intel Core2 Duo processor operating at 2.26 GHz or 1.86 GHz, a dual core processor from the Intel embedded roadmap.
The board supports up to 6 Gbytes DDR3-1066 SDRAM and optionally provides a VXS P0 connector supporting, on the backplane, VITA 41.4 (dual x4 PCI Express) and VITA 41.6 (dual 1000Mbps baseband IEEE802.3) to provide fast data/control transfer between other boards in the system.
Commercial and extended temperature versions are available now and ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled (to VITA 47), versions will be available shortly.
The combination of high performance data processing and I/O make the boards suitable for intensive low power computing applications within the defence, security, telemetry, industrial control, scientific, and aerospace markets.
The VX 511/06x board supports the 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 or the 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor; the processor is soldered for improved reliability.
The processor also has a 1066 MHz front side bus, Intel Virtualization, Intel 64 Technology, improved power management, plus features and enhancements to the Intel Core microarchitecture which provide increased instructions per clock.
The Intel thermal design power for the 45nm 2.26 GHz dual core processor is 25W giving an improved performance per Watt when compared to earlier generations of processors. The Intel GS45 graphics memory controller hub and Intel ICH9R IO controller hub are used to complement the processor to reduce power.
The board is suited for CPU intensive processing applications whereby the processor’s dual cores can access up to 6 Gbytes of soldered DDR3-1066 SDRAM, with a peak bandwidth of up to 8 Gbytes/s.
The optional VXS P0 connector enables fast transfer of data between the VX 511/06x board and other components in the system through a data and control plane combination using dual x4 PCI Express data plane links (VITA 41.4) and dual 1000Mbps baseband IEEE 802.3 control plane links (VITA 41.6) onto a VXS backplane.
For I/O, control and data processing flexibility the VX 511/06x supports a PMC/XMC site with front and rear I/O plus a second 33MHz PMC site. The first PMC site supports up to 133MHz PCI-X operation as well as a x8 PCI Express XMC interface.
A range of onboard I/O is available to the user with the board supporting two 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interfaces via the front panel as well as a USB 2.0 and an RS-232 interface. The rear panel supports analog graphics (2048 x 1536), keyboard, mouse, two USB 2.0, an RS-232, and two SATA300 interfaces. Other features provided are a PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and long duration timer, LAN boot firmware, an on-board CompactFlash site and an option for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA300 mass storage device. Optional rear transition modules are also available.
To ease integration the VX 511/06x supports a number of operating systems, including Linux, Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows 2000, Solaris, LynxOS, QNX and VxWorks.