Posted by John Keller
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.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 8 Jan 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms today announced three rugged VME and CompactPCIcomputer boards based on Intel Core i7 processor operating as fast as 2.53 GHz -- the 6U VME VR12, 6U CompactPCI CR12, and the 6U VME XVB601 -- for demanding applications such as radar processing and flight control as well as in general purpose industrial and commercial system-level applications.
The VR12 and CR12 embedded computers have two XMC expansion sites in one slot for I/O, communications, and other capabilities. The boards can support as much as 8 gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM memory with ECC.
The Intel Core i7 is based on a 32 nanometer manufacturing process to enhance performance without compromising power consumption and heat dissipation. Its memory controller delivers low latency and high memory bandwidth for data-intensive applications, and its graphics processor makes the chipset more compact, increases throughput, and frees board space.
Connectivity includes two front Gigabit Ethernet ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA, five USB ports, two DVI ports, three SATA ports, and two COM ports. It is available in five ruggedization levels, from benign/office to rugged convection cooled. The CR12 is identical in specification to the VR12, except that it is a CompactPCI single board computer.
"Not only do they deliver significantly enhanced processing capability, but they also provide a level of throughput that has allowed us to implement additional functionality," says Peter Cavill, general manager of military and aerospace products at GE.
For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.
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