3U VPX CPU board based on QorIQ P4080 processor introduced by GE for unmanned vehicles and other space-constrained applications

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 20 Oct. 2010.CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 20 Oct. 2010 GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the rugged OpenVPX-compliant SBC312 3U VPX single board computer based on the 8-core Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor for demanding space- and weight-constrained embedded computing applications like unmanned vehicles. The SBC312 CPU board is available in five air- and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels, and also is available in VITA-48 format for two-level maintenance.

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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.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 20 Oct. 2010.CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 20 Oct. 2010 GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the rugged OpenVPX-compliant SBC312 3U VPXsingle-board computer based on the 8-core Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor for demanding space- and weight-constrained embedded computing applications like unmanned vehicles.

The SBC312, which also is available with the QorIQ 4-core P4040 processor, provides a technology insertion opportunity for existing users of the SBC310 and SBC330 computer boards. The SBC312 CPU board is available in five air- and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels, and also is available in VITA-48 format for two-level maintenance.

The embedded computer has as much as 4 gigabytes of dual channel DDR3 memory, and two x4 PCI Express Gen2 links are provided; one link can be optionally configured as 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Also provided are two 1000BaseT ports, two serial ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two SATA ports, and as many as eight GPIO ports. A PMC/XMC mezzanine site enables application-specific functionality to be added.

The SBC312 comes with the GE P2P software, which provides PCI Express peer-to-peer connectivity, together with BSPs for VxWorks 6.x; SDKs for Linux (open embedded) and Wind River Linux; a deployed test suite; Wind River Hypervisor support; and Integrity from Green Hills Software.

The QorIQ processor implements one or more e500 Power Architecture cores running as fast as to 1.5 GHz. For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.

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