GE Fanuc introduces 6U VXS quad 8641/8641D multicomputer

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the DSP220 6U VXS (VITA 41.2) quad 8641/8641D multicomputer with four single- or dual-core Freescale PowerPC 8641 system-on-chip nodes and a VITA 42.2-compliant XMC slot.

Mar 1st, 2008
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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the DSP220 6U VXS (VITA 41.2) quad 8641/8641D multicomputer with four single- or dual-core Freescale PowerPC 8641 system-on-chip nodes and a VITA 42.2-compliant XMC slot. The DSP220 is available in six ruggedization levels including air-, spray-, and conduction-cooled for extended-temperature operation as well as resistance to shock and vibration. It has already been selected for several major international military programs, company officials say. The embedded processor is designed for applications in land-mobile, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, and ships and submarines, and can be scaled up to eighty 8641 nodes per chassis. Each PowerPC e600 core is clocked at 1 GHz, and each 8641 node supports two banks of DDR2 SDRAM with 256 megabytes per bank, 2 gigabytes total per card, as standard. As much as 8 gigabytes SDRAM per board is optionally available. PowerPC AltiVec support for advanced vector and floating-point operations is provided by each processor core. The multifabric data plane interfaces include Tundra Serial RapidIO to all 8641 nodes, XMC site and the system backplane along with two Gigabit Ethernet ports to all nodes, and off board for optimum system throughput. System management and additional data movement options are supported over the VME64 2eSST interface. For more information, visit GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms online at www.gefanuc.com.

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