GE Fanuc Rolls Out VPXcel3 SBC320 3U VPX Single Board Computer

Reinforcing the company’s position as the leader in VPX, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, announced at Critical Embedded Systems (Phoenix, AZ – May 4-6) the VPXcel3 SBC320 – the first 3U VPX single board computer to feature Core(tm)2 Duo processing technology combined with a server class memory controller. Available in five air- and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels, the SBC320 is designed for demanding space-constrained embedded computing applications where leading edge processing capability is coupled with low heat dissipation.

GE Fanuc VPXcel3 SBC320 3U VPX Single Board ComputerJoining the 3U VPX SBC310, SBC330 and SBC340 – which offer a choice of processor architectures – the SBC320 brings the total of VPX products announced by GE Fanuc to eleven.

“No other company has demonstrated greater commitment to VPX than GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms,” said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “The SBC320 extends that commitment to provide our customers with further VPX options, with the Core2 Duo processor offering an outstanding level of performance per watt. Interest in 3U VPX among our customers is extremely high, and we expect the SBC320 to be very well received.”

At the heart of the SBC320 is an Intel Core2 Duo L7400 low voltage processor running at 1.5 GHz. Up to 2GBytes of DDR2 SDRAM with ECC are supported, with 128 Mbytes of user Flash memory. Two 4-lane PCI Express ports running at 2.5 GHz to the backplane support the high levels of system throughput enabled by the serial switched fabric VPX architecture, while maximum connectivity is delivered via two USB 2.0 ports, two SATA 150 ports, two 10/100/1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet ports, two UART (RS232) ports and an XMC-compliant PMC site.

The Intel® 3100 chipset combines server-class memory and I/O controller functions into a single component, creating the first integrated Intel® chipset specifically optimized for demanding embedded applications.

Covers for the SBC320 are optionally available to allow 2-level maintenance. Comprehensive operating system (Linux®, VxWorks and Windows®) and deployed test software (BIT, BCS) support is provided.

Intel is a registered trademark, and Core is a trademark, of Intel Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. VxWorks is a trademark of Wind River Systems.

About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions.