Seven CPU boards based on Intel Core i7 introduced by Extreme Engineering Solutions

MIDDLETON, Wis., 10 Jan. 2010. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is part of the parade of new embedded computing products based on the Intel Core i7 microprocessor with its announcement of seven computer boards based on Intel's newest processor chip.

Posted by John Keller

MIDDLETON, Wis., 10 Jan. 2010. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is part of the parade of new embedded computing products based on the Intel Core i7 microprocessor with its announcement of seven computer boards based on Intel's newest processor chip.

X-ES officials are offering four Core i7-based single-board computer products immediately in the XMC, 3U VPX, 6U VPX, and VME form factors, and in March will add three CPU board offerings in 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, and Processor PCI Mezzanine Card (PrPMC) form factors with the Core i7 chip.

All of X-ES's computer board products based on the Intel Core i7 embedded processor are available in commercial air-cooled and rugged, conduction-cooled versions for military, industrial, and commercial applications.

The Intel Core i7 processor represents the next step in fast, multi-core technology, X-ES officials say. Intel's fundamental architectural change implemented in the Intel Core i7 processor offers 32-nanometer manufacturing, improved performance-per-Watt, integrated DDR3 ECC dual-channel memory, and high-performance graphics controllers.

X-ES is coupling the Core i7 processor technology with the Intel QM57 Express chipset, a low-power interface controller that offers integrated PCI Express, USB, SATA 3.0 gigabits per second, and graphics interfaces.

"The Intel Core i7 processor represents a breakthrough in embedded performance per Watt," says Ben Klam, vice president of engineering at X-ES. "Because of the processing density that can be achieved, this processor will have a significant influence on how embedded systems are designed by allowing systems to be packaged into smaller spaces or allowing more to be done within the same space."

For more information contact X-ES online at www.xes-inc.com.

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