2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors on 6U VXS form factor

January 2011 – Concurrent Technologies announces the first of their family of high performance embedded Single Board Computers, supporting the latest 2nd generation Intel® Core processor and Intel® 6 series chipsets from the Intel embedded roadmap. The VX 81x/09x is a 6U VXS Single Board Computer fully compliant with the VITA 41.x standard. Users will benefit from the enhanced processing and graphics performance of the quad-core Intel® Core i7-2715QE processor or the dual-core Intel® Core i5-2515E processor. Additionally the board supports up to 16Gbyte of ECC DDR3 SDRAM, configurable PCI Express®fabric interface supporting 1 x8, 2 x4, 1 x4 + 1 x4 at Gen 1 or Gen 2 data rates, dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual SATA600, dual PMC / XMC slots, dual serial RS232/422/485 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, dual independent display ports, on-board CompactFlash and optional 2.5 inch hard drive. Applications for the VX 81x/09x are expected in real-time systems and military embedded systems for data acquisition, instrumentation, control systems and signal processing.

The VX 81x/09x provides support for quad-core or dual-core 2nd generation Intel® Core processors, enabling Concurrent Technologies to provide enhanced performance and features over previous Intel® Core processor based boards. The 2nd generation Intel® Core processors offer enhanced graphic capabilities resulting in virtually double the graphics performance of previous architectures, and with support for SATA600, PCI Express® Gen 2, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capabilities and media acceleration, this Single Board Computer offers cutting edge technology for tomorrow’s applications.

The VX 81x/09x is available in three temperature grades; 0°C to +55°C (N-Series), -25°C to +70°C (E-Series), -40°C to +85°C (K-Series) and two ruggedized grades; Ruggedized Conduction-Cooled -40°C to +85°C (RC), Ruggedized Air-Cooled -40°C to +75°C (RA). In addition to the VX 81x/09x, Concurrent Technologies will also be releasing Intel® Core processor-based boards for 3U CompactPCI, AMC and 3U VPX.

Operating systems currently supported for the release of the VX 81x/09x are Windows® 7, Windows® XP, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Linux® and VxWorks®.

Glen Fawcett, CEO of Concurrent Technologies, commented,

“By releasing four single board computers based on the 2nd generation Intel® Core processors, Concurrent Technologies endeavors to equip our customers with high performance computer-centric solutions whilst supporting today’s prevalent backplane architectures. Our aim is to provide seamless upgrade opportunities for system architects requiring performance, endurance and longevity.”

“The latest Intel® Core microarchitecture enables Concurrent Technologies to deliver the latest serial bus architectures to bring high performance to the defense and security market segments,” said Matt Langman, director of product marketing, Intel Embedded Computing Division. The 2nd generation of the Intel® Core processor family delivers performance and bandwidth through improved multi-core technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and DDR3 ECC dual channel memory.

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