Rugged 6U CompactPCI computer boards for mil apps based on Intel Core i7 introduced by Concurrent

WOBURN Mass., 14 Jan. 2010. Concurrent Technologies in Woburn, Mass., is introducing the PP 712/08x family of 6U CompactPCI computer boards based on the Intel Core i7 microprocessor for military, homeland security, and telecommunications applications.

Posted by John Keller

WOBURN Mass., 14 Jan. 2010. Concurrent Technologies in Woburn, Mass., is introducing the PP 712/08x family of 6U CompactPCIcomputer boards based on the Intel Core i7 microprocessor for military, homeland security, and telecommunications applications.

The computer board comes with a choice of processors among the 2.53 GHz Intel Core i7-610E, 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-620LE, and the 1.06 GHz Intel Core i7-620UE. The Core i7 is based on 32-nanometer process technology and the Intel integrated memory/graphics controller architecture.

The PP 712/08x single-board computer can optionally support extended temperatures ranging from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius. With as much as 8 gigabytes of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM, dual PMC/XMC sites, three Gigabit Ethernet ports, four SATA300 disk interfaces and dual head graphics, the PP 712/08x embedded computer also offers rear I/O interfaces that are compatible with the PP 512/06x family.

The PP 712/08x family is based on the combination of the Intel Core i7 processor and an Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH), the Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset. For high performance I/O processing the PP 712/08x family supports two PMC/XMC sites that support operation as fast as 133 MHz PCI-X operation as well as x8 PCI Express XMC interfaces.

The boards can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board, or as a satellite board (blade). Support includes PICMG 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI), and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap); the CompactPCI backplane interface operates at 33/66MHz PCI signalling speeds.

The PP 712/08x includes three 10/100/1000-megabit-per-second Ethernet interfaces (one front and two rear) and the front panel also provides two USB 2.0, RS-232, dual head graphics via two digital (1600-by-1200) and analog (2048-by-1536) interfaces.

The rear I/O connections, compatible with Concurrent Technologies' popular PP 512/06x, provide three further USB 2.0 ports, an RS-232 port, four SATA300 mass storage interfaces and an Intel High Definition Audio interface. Other has are a watchdog timer, long duration timer, LAN boot firmware and options for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA300 disk and a CompactFlash site. For applications requiring rear I/O connections a switch module is available.

For more information contact Concurrent Technologies online at www.gocct.com.

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