Rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computer for harsh-environment military applications introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 14 July 2015. GE Energy Management's Intelligent Platforms business in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computer for demanding applications in harsh, SWaP (size, weight and power) constrained military environments.

Jul 14th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms changed its name to Abaco Systems on 23 Nov. 2015 as a result of the company's acquisition last September by New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 14 July 2015. GE Energy Management's Intelligent Platforms business in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computer for demanding applications in harsh, SWaP (size, weight and power) constrained military environments.

Based on Core i7 Broadwell processor technology from Intel, the embedded computing board is for applications like manned and unmanned vehicles, signal processing, sonar, radar, command and control, energy exploration, and transportation.

The SBC347A benefits from two channels of 10 10GBASE-T Ethernet connectivity, giving it 10x the Ethernet capability of earlier computer boards. the SBC347A provides a simple, form/fit/function pin-compatible upgrade path, company officials say.

The latest Intel Core i7 quad core processor, operating at speeds to 2.7 GHz, can deliver as much as 15 percent greater CPU performance and 30 percent greater 3D graphics performance compared with its predecessors.

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The SBC347A supports as much as 16 gigabytes of soldered ECC memory, and provides on-board and off-board bandwidth needed by today's sophisticated applications with its support for PCI Express Gen3 technology and USB 3.0.

The SBC347A is available in five build levels, from air cooled to conduction cooled, and supports Microsoft Windows, Open Linux and VxWorks.

For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.geautomation.com.

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