6U VXS™/VME leaps ahead with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors

April 2012 – Concurrent Technologies announces their VXS™/VME family of high performance embedded Single Board Computers, featuring the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor from the Intel long life cycle embedded roadmap. The VX 91x/01x is a 6U VXS™/VME Single Board Computer fully compliant with the VITA 41.x standard. Users will benefit from the enhanced processing and graphics performance of the newly released quad-core Intel®Core™ i7-3615QE processor or the quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE processor. The board provides a feature-rich complement of front and rear I/O interfaces, and is designed to provide a plug and play upgrade path for users of earlier generations of Concurrent Technologies’ 6U VXS™/VME products. Applications for the VX 91x/01x are expected in real-time systems and military embedded systems for data acquisition, instrumentation, control systems and signal processing.

The VX 91x/01x provides support for the newly released 22nm quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processors, enabling Concurrent Technologies to provide improved performance and features over previous Intel Core processor-based boards. The 3rd generation Intel Core processors offer enhanced graphic and processing capabilities resulting in 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. With support for OpenCL™ and improved media acceleration, this Single Board Computer offers cutting edge technology for tomorrow’s applications.

Supporting up to 16Gbyte of ECC DDR3 SDRAM, the VX 91x/01x maintains compatibility with the previous generation product (VX 81x/09x) and offers an array of I/O functions – 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.

Processor Cores / Threads Frequency Cache TDP
Intel® Core™ i7-3615QE

4 / 8

2.3 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE 4 / 8

2.1 GHz




The VX 91x/01x 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).


Glen Fawcett, CEO of Concurrent Technologies, commented, “As a leading supplier of Single Board Computers for the critical embedded markets, Concurrent Technologies continues to excel in technological advancement by introducing the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors on today’s prevalent backplane architectures. Our aim is to provide seamless upgrade opportunities for system architects requiring performance improvements, power reductions and increased longevity.”

In addition to the VX 91x/01x, Concurrent Technologies will also be releasing 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based boards for other architectures including CompactPCI®, AdvancedMC™ and OpenVPX™.

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