Kontron present the new PowerPC based Rugged Conduction-Cooled (RC) Kontron CP3210 at the Euronaval ’08 in Paris. The Kontron CP3210 is available from Dedicated Systems Australia .
With a faster clock rate of 733MHz, accelerated DDR SDRAM (266 MHz, + 33.3%), double amount of system and user Flash and a Gigabit Ethernet port for faster data throughput and overall system performance, the Kontron CP3210 CompactPCI CPU board is an enhanced version of the Kontron PowerEngineC7, a solution embedded in major defence programmes.
Additionally, the new Kontron CP3210 incorporates a thermal sensor for health monitoring and thermal management. Just like the Kontron PowerEngineC7, the new 3U CompactPCI CPU board has been designed for harsh and demanding requirements because of its low-power dissipation, real-time and certifiable software support as well as rugged conduction cooled design.
The Kontron CP3210 CompactPCI CPU board offers an extensive range of standard functions and expansion options including the new PowerPC G3 750FX RISC processor clocked at 733MHz, onboard user memory of 512MB DDR SDRAM with ECC clocked at 266MHz, 128MB of System Flash memory, 256MB of User Flash memory and 128KB of nvSRAM with realclock. It also offers two onboard serial lines, two Ethernet channels such as one Gigabit and one 10/100 as well as one 33/66 MHz PMC expansion slot (PCI Mezzanine Card). To further extend the I/O capabilities, an additional PMC can be implemented via the rugged PMC carrier CPMC1. The Rugged Conduction- Cooled (RC) design of the Kontron CP3210 enables reliable operation in temperatures ranging from – 40 °C to +85 °C according to VITA 47 recommendations.
Kontron’s latest rugged conduction cooled CompactPCI CPU board is delivered with PowerOn Builtin-Tests and the Open Source U-Boot boot-loader firmware with full CPU source code under GPL.
Kontron provides the Real Time Operating Software VxWorks 6.2 Board Support Package, and the Kontron CP3210 offers support for the DO-178 B and ARINC 653 certifiable PikeOS software provided by Sysgo.
The Kontron CP3210 CompactPCI CPU board can be used both as a system slot or a peripheral slot processor board, making it suitable for a complete system. Power consumption can be reduced to less than 10W by configuring the processor frequency and the system bus frequency to 700/100MHz, and by enabling the nap mode.