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., 7 June 2013.GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC326 rugged 3U VPX single board computer with the quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor for constrained environments such as manned and unmanned vehicles.
Concurrently, GE officials announced they would make available a range of embedded computing products based on 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors in a range of architectures and form factors, including rugged 6U VPX, 3U and 6U CompactPCI, 6U VME single board computers, and a dual processor multiprocessor.
All these systems will deliver enhanced processor performance, enhanced graphics performance, connectivity and improved security, but within the same power envelope as previous generations, GE officials say.
These improved capabilities will enable these products not only to address existing command and control applications, but also to be deployed in more demanding signal processing applications such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), sonar, and radar.
The single board computers benefit from the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor's support of PCI Express Gen3 technology and USB3.0, providing even greater bandwidth for on-board and off-board connectivity and enabling the high bandwidths required by today's applications, company officials say.
In particular, this high performance PCI Express interface makes the products hosts to drive GE's GPGPU boards, such as the IPN251 and NPN240.
For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.