PP 93x/x1x, 6U, Compact, PCI, 3rd Generation, SBC
6U CompactPCI enhanced by 3rd generation Intel Core processors
News Release from:
Concurrent Technologies Plc
30 April 2012
Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest high performance 6U CompactPCI processor board. The PP 93x/x1x is a single slot air-cooled 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) utilizing 3rd generation Intel Core processors based on 22nm process technology, featuring improved power efficiency and processing performance compared to the previous generation of processors.
The board provides complementary front and rear I/O interfaces, and is designed to provide an upgrade path for users of earlier generations of Concurrent Technologies’ 6U CompactPCI products.
The PP 93x/x1x supports the newly released quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3615QE processor or quad-core Intel Core i7-3612QE processor along with up to 16 Gbytes of ECC SDRAM. Users of the PP 93x/x1x could experience an increase of up to 15% in CPU performance and an increase of up to 50% in graphics performance when compared to previous architectures operating within the same power budget over previous Intel Core processor-based 6U CompactPCI products. In addition, the 3rd generation Intel Core processor extends itself to support compute intensive applications by providing support for OpenCL.
Supporting up to two 100MHz PCI-X PMC or XMC x4/x8 PCI Express sites, the PP 93x/x1x maintains compatibility with previous generation products (PP 432/052 and PP 83x/x1x) and offers an array of rear I/O functions – 1x RS232, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, up to 3x USB 2.0 and up to 4x SATA interfaces. The front panel supports the following interfaces on industry standard connectors - up to 3x USB 2.0 interfaces, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, optional DVI-I graphics and optional RS232 interface. For application and data storage there is an on-board site for a CompactFlash module and an on-board option for a SATA600 2.5-inch disk drive.
The board can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade). Support is also provided for 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 93x/x1x addresses today’s demanding applications from medical to military and is designed to scale from commercial temperature grade 0°C to +55°C (N-Series) through to extended temperature grade -40°C to +85°C (K-Series).
Glen Fawcett, CEO for Concurrent Technologies, commented, “The PP 93x/x1x Single Board Computer leverages the cutting edge 3rd generation Intel Core processor technology allowing us to provide our customers with improved power efficiency and processing capability for their high performance embedded computing applications. In addition, the PP 93x/x1x not only extends Concurrent Technologies’ range of processor designs from Intel but also reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with long term upgrade paths.”
Operating systems currently supported are Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Linux and VxWorks.