Kontron: upgraded VX305C SBC supports 12-core Intel Xeon-D processor

Kontron announces the successful design and test of an upgraded 3U VPX single-board computer, and the start of evaluation unit deliveries to its key customers. Based on the in-production VX3058, the upgraded VX305C integrates the 12-core version of the Intel Xeon-D processor architecture (Broadwell DE), which further boosts the performance of the highly integrated Kontron VX3058 and brings a new level of performance to battlefield server-class computing and digital signal processing performance.

The new VX305C keeps the feature set of its predecessor including its Dual 10 GbE, high bandwidth PCI Express 3.0, and high speed DDR4 memory, is ruggedized for harsh environments, and is SWaP-C optimized. These features and benefits make it ideal for demanding military server and other high- performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications.

The Kontron VX305C leverages the 12-core Intel Xeon-D 1559 processor to provide two 10 GBASE-KR ports and 8 lanes of Gen3 PCI Express to the backplane. Providing more capabilities in a 3U footprint, the VX305C also offers versatile mezzanine options for XMC, storage, and graphics. One M.2 interface can be used for storage or for integration of customized personality modules, while a second can be used to add 2D HDMI graphics. Front I/O module options are selectable for DVI/HDMI, Ethernet or other interfaces.

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