GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the VPXcel3 SBC341 3U VPX rugged single-board computer for demanding military embedded systems, such as sophisticated processing, military communications, and graphics. The computer board takes advantage of Penryn processor technology from Intel with its 2.26 GHz SP9300 Core2 Duo processor and 25 watts thermal design power (TDP). The SBC341 embedded computer responds to the growing requirement for maximum throughput with minimum power dissipation. The SBC341 processor has a 13 percent higher clock speed and a 20 percent lower TDP than the SBC340 it supersedes, according to a company representative. The new release also boasts 50 percent more on-cache memory and a 50 percent faster front-side bus for more significant performance gains. For applications that are even more sensitive to power dissipation, the SBC341 is alternatively available with the SL9400 1.86 GHz Core2 Duo processor with a TDP of 17 watts. The SBC341 is available in five ruggedization levels, enabling the device to provide the most cost-effective solution, whether it is deployed in a benign development environment or in a harsh operational environment. For more information, visit GE Fanuc online at www.gefanuc.com.