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GE Intelligent Platforms announces rugged high performance single slot graphics solution

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GE Intelligent Platforms   today announced the SE 2 very high performance 6U VME rugged graphics platform for demanding military applications.  Combining an Intel Core2 Duo processor operating at up to 2.26GHz, an NVIDIA graphics processor (G72 or G73) and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card, the SE 2 is designed for demanding graphics-intensive applications that will be deployed in harsh environments. 

“Graphics processing is assuming an increasingly vital role in many of today’s military applications,” said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Intelligent Platforms, “but this requirement has historically been at odds with the need to keep board counts to a minimum.  By introducing the SE 2, we are making it possible for systems developers to incorporate rugged graphics processing within a system but without compromising other elements of the design.”

Features of the SE2 single slot graphics platform solution include:

  • The SE2 single slot graphics platform features up to 8 GBytes of DDR2 SDRAM
  • The graphics platform includes four serial ports
  • Six USB 2.0 ports
  • PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports
  • The SE2 single slot graphics platform is optionally available with a x4 PCI Express interface (replaces the 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface)
  • An on-board solid state SATA disk drive is featured on the single slot graphics platform
  • A single channel redundant MIL-STF-1553 interface
  • Five levels of ruggedisation are featured on the single slot graphics platform  – from benign to conduction-cooled – are available, maximizing both flexibility and cost-effectiveness
  • Software support for the graphics platform include Wind River’s VxWorks 6.6, Windows XP and Windows Vista as well as Linux.  The availability of OpenGL drivers under VxWorks means that certification to DO-178B is achievable
  • Up to 8 GBytes of memory for maximum performance 
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet maximizes data throughput
  • Optional solid state disk, 1553 interface enhances flexibility
Typical applications for the SE2 single slot graphic platform include digital mapping, where the requirement is to render significant amounts of graphics data in close to real-time, and distributed aperture sensors that need to acquire and process substantial quantities of visual information. 

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