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InfiniBand switch and single board computer available from Metromatics

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IB4X-V41 InfiniBand switch and VXS1 6U powerPC SBC offer high-speed processing power and switched serial interconnects on backward compatible VME backplane.

VXS1 VITA 41 SBC features:

  • Motorola MPC7447A G4
  • VXS with 4X InfiniBand HBA
  • 2eSST VMEbus
  • Marvell Discovery III
  • Conduction or convection cooled

    IB4X-V41 InfiniBand switch features:
  • 24-port 4x InfiniBand switch
  • VITA 41 compliant
  • Mellanox InfiniScale III switch chip
  • Fully managed at switch
  • Conduction or convection cooled

SBS Technologies, a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computer solutions, is continuing its role as an embedded computer industry market leader by announcing the VXS1 VITA 41-based InfiniBand enabled Single Board Computer (SBC) and the IB4X-V41 24-port VITA 41-based InfiniBand switch.

These products work together to offer a 10 gigabit/sec switched fabric interconnect over a VME bus.

This high-performance InfiniBand technology solution for transferring data between embedded computer boards supports the VITA 41 VXS switched fabric specification developed by the VITA Standards Organisation (VSO) to enhance the performance of the VMEbus architecture.


The IB4X-V41 24-port InfiniBand switch is compliant with the VITA 41 specification for switched fabric interconnects delivering InfiniBand technology advantages of speed, bandwidth, quality of service and scalability on the standard VME bus.

Offered in convection and conduction-cooled versions, the IB4X-V41 has 18 payload ports, four inter-switch connections and two front-panel copper connectors. The copper media can be converted to fiber through use of a media converter.

At the core of the switch is a single, third-generation Mellanox Infiniscale III integrated switch semiconductor providing up to 480 Gb/s aggregate bandwidth.

The VXS1 6U VME PowerPC Single Board Computer available from Metromatics offers the advantages of InfiniBand technology with the Mellanox MT23108 InfiniBand Host Channel Adaptor (HCA), which includes two independent InfiniBand 4x links.

The VXS1 is powered by the MPC7447A G4 PowerPC from Freescale, which provides core processor speeds from 500 MHz to 1 GHz and a 167 MHz system bus.

The VXS1 has all the features one would expect from a processor board that redefines VMEbus performance, including a Marvell MV64460 PowerPC System Controller (Discovery III) bridge chip and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The rugged 6U VXS1 SBC hosts one single-wide PMC site that supports a standard IEEE 1386.1 PMC module to easily expand I/O capability.

The VXS1 also supports VME 2eSST synchronous protocol, which can provide data transfer rates up to 320 Mbytes/second. Both SBS Technologies products are offered in convection and conduction-cooled versions.

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