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New Single Board Computers from GE with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors available from Metromatics

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GE Intelligent Platforms introduces a new line of single board computers to its planned family of new products based on ‘Sandy Bridge’ technology.  

The SBC324 single board computers are the second in the GE family of products that use 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors, formerly codenamed ‘Sandy Bridge’.  

The SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged SBCs feature a quad core processor operating at up to 2.1GHz, coupled with up to 8GBytes of DDR3 1,333MHz memory.  

This ensures exceptional performance in size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles.  

The SBC324 single board computers are supported by GE’s extensive ecosystem of 3U VPX capabilities, which include NVIDIA CUDA-based GPGPU functionality, advanced graphics, high performance switches, high density storage and rugged chassis.  

The SBC324 can be deployed in traditional 3U VPX applications such as command/control in addition to ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), radar/sonar and signal processing.   

Reflective memory provides a unique solution in environments where determinism, simplicity of implementation, zero software overhead and operating system independence are significant factors.  

Reflective memory is designed specifically to enable the sharing of data among processors in real-time by mission-critical applications.  

The SBC324 single board computers offer superior processing performance as well as a range of new functionalities such as integrated graphics and memory controller, Intel’s AVX technology for demanding signal processing applications and 2nd generation PCI Express for faster interconnect.  

These functionalities add up to a solution that will deliver significantly more capabilities than have historically been possible with the 3U VPX architecture.  

The SBC324 also provides an upgrade for GE’s MAGIC1 rugged display computers, combining the throughput of a 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor with the advanced parallel processing of an NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPGPU.   

Key components of the SBC324: 

  • PCI Express backplane configurations
  • XMC site with I/O
  • Two 10/100/1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • VGA graphics
  • HD audio
  • Two SATA channels
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • Two RS-232/422 COM ports

The SBC324 will also feature software such as comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) in addition to operating system support for Windows 7, Open Linux, VxWorks, LynxOS and LynxOS-SE.  

With the introduction of the SBC624 6U OpenVPX rugged single board computers to the GE family of products based on 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors, three further additions are planned for the near future, which will bring the latest generation Core i7 performance to CompactPCI and VMEbus systems, as well as to a new digital signal processing platform.   

GE Intelligent Platforms is an experienced high-performance global technology provider of software, hardware and services with expertise in automation and embedded computing.  

GE Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics

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