Concurrent unveils TR 90x/x1x 3U OpenVPX processor board

2nd October 2012
ES Admin
Concurrent have unveiled their latest 3U OpenVPX processor board featuring the 3rd generation Intel Core processor. The TR 90x/x1x combines the high performance and power-efficiency of the 3rd generation Intel Core processor with optional board level security features to deliver a high performance, security enabled processing solution to the OpenVPX market. Initially available as a commercial grade product, ruggedized variants will be released in the near future.
The highly integrated TR 90x/x1x single board computer features dual-core or quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and Mobile Intel QM77 Express chipset with up to 16 Gbytes of ECC DRAM. The TR 90x/x1x is a VITA 65 compliant, plug-compatible upgrade for earlier generation products.

Users of the TR 90x/x1x could benefit from an increase of up to 15% in CPU performance and an increase of up to 50% in graphics performance while operating within the same power budget when compared to the previous generation of Intel Core processor-based 3U VPX products. In addition to the power and performance benefits, the TR 90x/x1x also features USB 3.0 capability to enhance IO performance and is offered with optional security features.

The security package offered with the TR 90x/x1x provides a comprehensive set of hardware, firmware and software features designed to aid customers to deliver secure embedded solutions into applications where protecting critical technologies and data is mandatory. It provides a set of customer configurable security options that can be tailored to provide a unique security solution for each specific application.

The TR 90x/x1x provides a configurable PCI Express fabric interface supporting 1 x8, 2 x4, 1 x4 + 4 x1 at Gen 1 or Gen 2 data rates. Comprehensive rear IO includes dual Gigabit Ethernet or dual 1000Base-BX channels, dual SATA600 ports, a serial RS232/422/485 port, dual USB 2.0 ports and a VGA port. Optional front IO includes a serial RS232 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a USB 3.0 port. A single XMC slot is also available to further increase the I/O capability of the board through the introduction of XMC modules from Concurrent Technologies’ range of products or third party boards. An on-board SATA Flash drive provides storage.

Glen Fawcett, CEO for Concurrent Technologies, commented, “The TR 90x/x1x is ideally suited to meet the ever growing demands for higher performance, lower power, security enabled processing solutions in the compact 3U OpenVPX form-factor.”

Applications for the TR 90x/x1x are expected in real-time, military embedded, aerospace and transportation systems for data acquisition, control systems and video signal processing.

For ease of integration, many of today’s leading operating systems are supported including Linux, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard 7, QNX and VxWorks. The TR 90x/x1x is also supported by Concurrent Technologies’ Fabric Interconnect Networking Software (FIN-S) which provides a high performance, low latency, communications mechanism for multiple host boards to intercommunicate across high speed serial fabrics like PCI Express.

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