GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Unveils 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computers

Providing further evidence of the company’s leadership in developing single board computers that respond to customer demand for increased processing performance with lower power dissipation, and the ability to deploy in harsh environments, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announced the CT11, CP11 and CR11 6U CompactPCI CPU boards with integrated dual core Intel(R) processing technology: versions are available with the Core 2 Duo processor, the Core Duo processor and the Celeron(R) M processor.

The new family supports both a 32- and 64-bit processor architecture, and is designed to meet the exacting requirements of commercial, telecommunications and military/aerospace organizations, with specific applicability to simulation/training and test/measurement. All three are designed to operate in a temperature range of -40°C to +75°C (depending on configured options), with the CR11 being optionally available as a rugged version with stiffener bars and wedge locks or in conduction-cooled form. All three boards are PICMG 2.1 compliant for hot swap capability.

“These single board computers set a new performance-per-watt standard in processing throughput, as well as providing a rugged option,” said Wayne McGee, Global Director of SBC Product Line Management at GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. “The latest dual core technology delivers a level of performance that tomorrow’s applications will require, while lowering the dissipated heat – making them ideal for applications that demand not only high performance, but that are also deployed in restricted space or other harsh environments. They also offer a range of options, allowing customers to select the optimum solution for each requirement.”

The CR11 rugged single board computer provides a unique feature set, including 4 GBytes of soldered DDR2 SDRAM with enhanced ECC for increased reliability; two 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Ethernet ports; Flash drive or local UDMA100 2.5″ hard disk; two SATA channels with RAID 0/1 capability; high performance 2D and 3D graphics acceleration with 32 MBytes memory and front/rear VGA and rear DVI-I up to 1,280 x 1,024 resolution; audio capability; two PMC sites (a PCIExpress XMC interface is available on request in place of one of the PMC sites); two serial ports; and four USB 2.0 ports. The CR11 also features four independent on-board PCI buses. It is RoHS compliant, and supported operating systems are Windows(R), Linux(R) and VxWorks(R). Integrity is available on request.

Intel’s IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management) Interface is supported on the CT11, which otherwise provides the same functionality as the CR11, but for non-rugged applications.

The CP11 delivers the same feature set as the CT11, but is a dual slot version, allowing for two PMC slots as well as on board hard disk/CompactFlash working in parallel, together with all possible front I/O functions.

About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is a leading global provider of embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. Featuring a comprehensive offering that includes Intel(R) and PowerPC(R)-based Single Board Computers, sensor processing networking products, avionics interfaces, rugged flat panel monitors and complete computer systems, GE Fanuc Embedded Systems can support the full range of embedded computing needs. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan.