Interface Concept launches a 3U OpenVPX Intel Gen2 Core i7 Single Board Computer
News Release from:
20 February 2012
Interface Concep introduces the new IC-INT-VPX3a, a 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer based on the Intel second-generation Core i7 processor (Sandy Bridge). Coupled with the Intel QM67 chipset and up to 8 Gbytes DDR3-1333 with ECC, this fully integrated Dual Core processor operating at 2.2 GHz, offers greater performance than its predecessors in the same envelop, together with an unmatched level of I/O bandwidth like PCI Express, GigaEthernet, serial UARTs, GPIOs…for both on-board and off-board functions.
Moreover, the on-board Spartan-6 Open FPGA dedicated to customer specific functionalities, makes the IC-INT-VPX3a a perfect response for demanding applications such as radar processing, requiring performance, flexibility and reliability.
THe IC-INT-VPX3a uses the new UEFI 2.1 firmware interface. EFI is intended as a significantly improved replacement of the old legacy BIOS firmware interface historically used by all PC. The EFI specification was originally developed by Intel® and is now managed by the Unified EFI Forum, officially known as Unified EFI (UEFI).
This board, OpenVPX compliant, is available in standard, rugged and conduction-cooled grades, and operating system supported include Windows, Linux, and VxWorks.
The IC-INT-VPX3a enriches the extended comprehensive range of Interface Concept OpenVPX modules among which, Intel and PowerPC based SBC, Ethernet and PCIe switch, Graphic and storage modules