3U VPX Secure Information Gateway highlights VPX standard

28th March 2018
Source: Kontron AG
Posted By : Anna Flockett
3U VPX Secure Information Gateway highlights VPX standard

Partnering together, RECAB and Kontron have designed and qualified a Secure Information Gateway using the new Kontron VX3052 Intel Dual-Core(TM) Intel D-1500 Single Board Computer (SBC). Kontron and RECAB have recently made the announcement of the qualification of the Secure Information Gateway using VPX technology and the Kontron VX3052 SBC.

Modern digital security requirements require new approaches. The Kontron VX3052, designed on a multilayer computer architecture made of three slot card Single Board Computers (SBC) interfaced one to each other by an independent data link, offers a good solution. The use of the 3U VPX architecture supporting 10Gb Ethernet brings to the gateway an outstanding performance, and supports the maintenance capability required by RECAB for the integrated Secure Information Gateway.

"The performance of the 3U VPX Secure Information Gateway highlights the VPX standard. Adopted early for harsh and long-duration defence applications, it is now the architecture of choice for secure embedded computers," said Alain Spors, Director of Sales at Kontron. "The selection of RECAB for the system integration and qualification confirms the experience acquired by RECAB in high technology embedded systems."

System architecture and integration by RECAB
RECAB has been in charge of the 3U VPX Secure Information Gateway system architecture, and overall system design, including the 3U VPX backplane and of the integration of the SBCs and removable drives.

High performance Intel D-1508 with dual 10Gb Ethernet backplane interface
The VX3052 is a 2-core/4-thread Intel D-1508 SBC with on-board soldered DDR4 SDRAM which features two 10G Ethernet Base -KR as well as two 1G Ethernet Base T interfaces. Kontron answers digital security requirements at board level with hardware-enforced root of trust with a dual secure elements, and software-only techniques such as Secure Boot.

"The certification of Secure Information Gateway systems using Kontron 3U VPX has motivated our customers to adopt such a versatile technology," said Bjørn Espen Aase, Managing Director, RECAB Norway. "The Kontron VX3052 features the right balance of processing and communication for secure embedded systems."

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