Kontron Australia have announced that their new 3U VPX board has been selected as an Editor’s Choice Product by VME and Critical Systems magazine. Kontron Australia introduced the Kontron VX3020 in March 2009 as one of two CPU boards to support the VPX standard by providing scalable performance with high bandwidth over the backplane for ultra rugged defence and aerospace applications. The editors from VME and Critical Systems magazine continually review embedded VME-related products to make their Editor’s choice selections.
According to Chris Ciufo, OpenSystems Media, Group Editorial Director, Military and Aerospace Group, Kontron Australia’s new VPX CPU board is ramped up to meet stringent data and signal processing necessities for real-time, net-centric defense and aerospace applications. Plentiful I/O variants bring the Kontron VX3020 into the same realm as cutting-edge laptop PCs, including two software-configurable GbE network interfaces on the rear VPX backplane connector or the front RJ45 connector, plus 3x SATA-150 interfaces and a smattering of USB 2.0 ports.
Kontron Australia VPX board selected as an Editor’s choice product spotlights their continued commitment to deliver cutting-edge, high performance computing solutions for a wide range of network-centric defense and aerospace communication applications. Kontron Australia’s goal is to give customers a lead with the high-bandwidth benefits afforded by VITA 46 VPX standard in designing their next generation products.
Based on the latest dual-core 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo LV processor, the Kontron VX3020 VPX CPU board offers high-end processing performance to meet a wide range of demanding signal and data processing requirements. With the Intel 3100 chipset, the Kontron VX3020 supports up to 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM and features all the high performance I/Os that are available on the latest laptop PCs such as the UXGA graphics controller with PCI-Express, two Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces configurable by software either on the front RJ45 connector or the rear VPX backplane connector, 3 x SATA-150 interfaces and multiple USB 2.0 ports. An onboard USB connector is able to support a standard USB Flash disk module.
The Kontron VX3020 can also easily run high demanding PCI-based applications with support for high-performance and PCI software backwards compatible PCI-Express which is configurable either as x4 or quad x1 over the backplane. Dedicated to harsh environments applications, the Kontron VX3020 is available in rugged conduction cooled (-40°C, +85°C at cold wall).