For harsh operating environments, Concurrent Technologies introduced a VME64 single board computer supporting a dual-core processor, IEEE 1101.2 conduction-cooling and dual PMC/XMC sites. The single-slot VP 417/031-RC uses the mobile dual core processor and server chipset from the Intel embedded roadmap – combining the performance of the 1.5 GHz Intel® Core(tm) 2 Duo processor with the Intel® E7520 server class chipset interfacing with up to 4 Gbytes of soldered DDR2 ECC SDRAM at up to 6.4 Gbytes/s. The VP 417/031-RC family is I/O compatible with the popular and long standing VP 315/021-RC family and gives an even greater improvement in measured performance/watt. With two PMC/XMC sites, suitable for a wide range of ANSI/VITA 20 modules, the board also includes extensive I/O functionality and can support VITA 31.1. The VP 417/031-RC is well suited to conduction-cooled applications within the transportation, industrial control, telemetry, defence, security, and aerospace markets. A ruggedized air-cooled version and a range of commercial versions are also available.
The VP 417/031-RC conduction cooled board, including conformal coating, operates at altitudes of -1000 to +50,000 feet (-305 to + 15,240 meters) and meets various VITA 47 classes and associated MIL-STD-810F test methods including operating over -40°C to +85°C (VITA 47 class CC4) and the ruggedized design operating at a shock of 40g (11ms, half-sine) and random vibration, 0.1g2/Hz (10Hz-1KHz) with 6dB/octave from 1KHz to 2KHz (VITA 47 class V3).
The VP 417/031-RC board supports the 1.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 processor (soldered), with 4 Mbytes L2 cache (shared between the cores), and can support 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. The Intel E7520 server class chipset and Intel® 6300ESB ICH are used to complement the processor to achieve a high performance design.
VITA 31.1 Gigabit Ethernet on a VME64x backplane enables a tried and tested method of implementing a LAN-based multiprocessor architecture by leveraging readily available Ethernet hardware, TCP/IP software, clustering and other network management tools. Using standard networking techniques offers efficient method of remote booting boards within the chassis, and simplified intercommunication between boards. It can be used as a method of offloading tasks from the standard VME backplane, thereby improving overall application efficiency. VITA 31.1 is suitable for applications such as data acquisition, radar data processing or those requiring data synchronization across multiple system boards.
Supporting two ANSI/VITA 20 PMC modules at up to 66MHz PCI-X (also supporting x8 PCI Express(tm) XMC modules), all with PMC rear I/O, this high functionality board offers an array of functions – analog graphics, keyboard, mouse, 2x RS-232/422/485, 2x USB 2.0, EIDE and Serial ATA150 interfaces. To cater for embedded applications, there is 64Mbytes of Application Flash memory or for a wider range of applications there is an onboard option (using a PMC site) for a CompactFlash(tm) module. As well as the industry standard PC interfaces, other features available include a watchdog timer, long duration timer, and LAN boot firmware.
For ease of integration the VP 417/031-RC supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® XP, Windows® XPE, Windows® 2000, Solaris(tm), LynxOS®, QNX® and VxWorks®.
About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for critical embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA, UK and China as well as a worldwide distributor network. The company has a wide range of high performance Intel® processor based VME, VXS, CompactPCI® and AdvancedMC(tm) products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive. Intel, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Dual-Core, and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.