X-ES introduces Freescale QorIQ T4240/T4160-based 6U VPX Module
Extreme Engineering Solutions has today announced the XCalibur1840 6U OpenVPX module featuring the Freescale QorIQ T4240 or T4160 communications processor. Freescale’s Power Architecture e6500-based T4240 and T4160 processors combine multiple 1.8 GHz dual-threaded cores, large caches, and high-performance networking capabilities with the next-generation AltiVec single-instruction multiple-data engine to provide high-performance processing for both control and data plane tasks from a single system on a chip.Free
The XCalibur1840 can be built to support either the T4240 or T4160 processor. When configured for the T4240, the XCalibur1840 maximizes total processing performance with twelve dual-threaded physical cores or up to twenty-four virtual cores. The T4160 provides a lower-power solution with eight dual-threaded physical cores or up to sixteen virtual cores, ideal for platforms with more stringent Size Weight and Power restrictions.
The XCalibur1840 provides a number of high-performance I/O interfaces, including sixteen lanes of Gen 2 PCI Express, four Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces, and front panel or backplane 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The versatile XCalibur1840 supports two XMC or PMC modules for additional I/O and processing flexibility, and it includes up to 24 GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM across three channels. The XCalibur1840 is available in either conduction-cooled or air-cooled versions and supports 0.8” pitch or 1.0” pitch 2 Level Maintenance configurations.