6U CompactPCI® lifecycle extended by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors

June 2012 – Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest high performance 6U CompactPCI® processor board utilizing 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. The PP 91x/x1x is a single slot air-cooled Single Board Computer (SBC) expanding on the success of the previous generations of 6U CompactPCI® SBCs, allowing customers to easily migrate to the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors while reaping the benefits of significantly improved performance per Watt and extending the lifecycle of already deployed solutions.

The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, based on 22nm process technology, provide increased performance for an equivalent power budget when compared to the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. This allows the PP 91x/x1x to excel in applications that are thermally constrained but still require high performance.

The PP 91x/x1x supports the dual-core and quad-core 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors along with up to 16 Gbytes of ECC SDRAM. The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors offer enhanced graphic capabilities resulting in virtually double the graphics performance of previous architectures offering cutting edge technology for tomorrow’s applications.

Additionally, the PP 91x/x1x integrates the newly released Mobile Intel® QM77 Express chipset which provides enhanced connectivity. Complimentary to the performance advantages provided by the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, the PP 91x/x1x offers USB 3.0 connectivity which allows for faster data delivery. Coupled with up to 6MB of on-die cache and a faster memory controller, providing a peak bandwidth of 25 GB/s, the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors make the PP 91x/x1x extremely well suited to high throughput applications.

The PP 91x/x1x maintains both rear and front IO compatibility with the previous generation PP 81x/x1x. The board can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade). Support is also provided for PICMG® 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9® (IPMI) and PICMG® 2.1 (hot swap); the CompactPCI® backplane interface operates at 33/66MHz PCI™ signalling speeds.

Glen Fawcett, CEO for Concurrent Technologies, commented:

“The PP 91x/x1x Single Board Computer leverages the highly efficient, cutting edge 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor technology. This enables us to equip our customers with an ideal solution to meet their SWaP (size, weight and power) constraints and further extend their product lifecycle.”

The PP 91x/x1x addresses today’s demanding applications from medical to military and is designed to scale from commercial temperature grade 0°C to +55°C (N-Series) through to extended temperature grade -40°C to +85°C (K-Series).Operating systems currently supported are Windows® 7, Windows® XP, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Linux® and VxWorks®.

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

4 / 8

2.3 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE 4 / 8

2.1 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-3555LE 2 / 4 2.5 GHz 4MB 25W
Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE 2 / 4 1.7 GHz 4MB 17W


6U CompactPCI® lifecycle extended by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors


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