GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announces 3U VPX MAGIC1 rugged display processor

LONG BEACH, Calif., 16 Jan. 2007. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is announcing the 3U VPX MAGIC1 Rugged Display Processor at the Bus & Board Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

LONG BEACH, Calif., 16 Jan. 2007. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is announcing the 3U VPX MAGIC1 Rugged Display Processor at the Bus & Board Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

GE Fanuc makes the announcement following its acquisition of Radstone Embedded Computing, and complementing the company's parallel announcement of three new 3U VPX boards, company officials say.

The MAGIC1 is a rugged subsystem consisting of the 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor-based SBC340 single board computer and GRA110 graphics processor, making the NVIDIA PCI Express graphics capability available to harsh-environment military applications.

The MAGIC1 rugged subsystem enables system designers to develop and deploy more sophisticated display applications than has previously been possible. This rugged graphics display processor supports VAPS, GL Studio and iData display software, and targets embedded training, digital mapping, and vehicle display applications.

The MAGIC1 rugged display processor is based on the SBC340 and GRA110 3U VPX cards. The 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo –processor CPU with its 945GM Northbridge chipset is connected to an NVIDIA G73 GPU via 16-lane PCI Express, giving maximum bandwidth between CPU and GPU. With dual channel video output capability, the MAGIC1 is capable of driving two independent displays. The self-contained solution is completed by the provision of up to 64 gigabytes of solid state SATA disk storage.

First shipments of the MAGIC1 Rugged Display Processor are planned for April 2007. For more information contact GE Fanuc online at www.gefanucembedded.com.

More in Computers