The VPX6-1957 from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions is a very high performance rugged Intel Architecture-based OpenVPX processing engine that features the Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 Quad-Core (“Ivy Bridge”) processor, high-speed I/O, and support for Intel AVX floating point libraries. Designed for optimal performance in harsh environments, the single board computer’s (SBC’s) latest generation Intel 22nm quad-core processor is supported with a 21 GB/s (peak) DDR3 memory subsystem connected directly to the processor that maximizes data throughput to its AVX floating point units.
According to the company, the VPX6-1957 features the widest range of I/O support available on an Intel-based VPX SBC, including Serial RapidIO (SRIO), x16 PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE. With an unprecedented quantity of on-board cache memory, the SBC’s CPU is able to process larger vectors at peak rates than was possible with previous processor technologies. Available with either 16 or 32 GB of flash, the VPX6-1957 is designed for handling applications with demanding storage, data logging and sensor processing needs.
The VPX6-1957 supports a wide variety of high-bandwidth fabrics including Serial RapidIO Gen2 and PCI Express Gen2 via the SBC’s P1 & P2 connectors. The VPX6-1957 also supports dual 10 GbE ports to enable connectivity with heterogeneous boards in a high performance embedded computing (HPEC) environment.
Software support for the VPX6-1957 includes an extensive suite of industry-preferred operating systems including VxWorks, Linux, and Windows WES7.