Rugged XMC card for VPX embedded computing in multi-year defense programs introduced by Kontron

AUGSBURG, Germany – Kontron in Augsburg, Germany, is introducing the rugged XMC-GPU91 switched mezzanine card (XMC) in the 1-inch pitch standard VITA VPX form factor for defense programs that span several years.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

AUGSBURG, Germany – Kontron in Augsburg, Germany, is introducing the rugged XMC-GPU91 switched mezzanine card (XMC) in the 1-inch pitch standard VITA VPX form factor for defense programs that span several years.

The XMC-GPU91 features the AMD Embedded Radeon E9171 power-efficient graphics processing unit (GPU), and supports the PCI Express 3.0 interface for high data throughput. It features 12-millimeter stacking height for thermal management and cooling.

The XMC-GPU91 can combine with an off-the-shelf single-board computer to form a high-performance computer board and GPGPU combination. It takes advantage of the PCI Express 3.0 architecture 16-core Intel Xeon D processors.

The AMD E9170 series general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU), based on the Polaris architecture, leverages an optimized 14-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process to provide as much as three times the performance per Watt over previous generations of AMD embedded GPUs.

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With support for as many as five simultaneous 4K displays, the E9170 series GPU can eliminates the need for additional processors or duplicate hardware to create an immersive multimedia environment.

A VITA 61.0-compliant version of the XMC-GPU91 for 1-inch pitch systems is available, along with a legacy VITA 42 version for 0.8-inch pitch. The VITA 61.0 standard connectors support high throughput PCI Express 3.0 connectivity in a rugged package.

Windows and Linux drivers of the XMC-GPU91 will be enhanced with OpenCL2.0 under Linux in the coming months. For more information contact Kontron online at www.kontron.com.

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