Concurrent Technologies Announces VX 511/06x VME/VXS Processor Board

Concurrent Technologies announces their first VME/VXS critical embedded product based on Intel’s 45nm process technology and the latest DDR3 memory devices. The VX 511/06x a single slot 6U dual PMC/XMC VME/VXS processor board featuring the latest low power high performance dual core processor from the Intel embedded roadmap – the Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor operating at 2.26 GHz or 1.86 GHz. The board supports up to 6 Gbytes DDR3-1066 SDRAM. The VX 511/06x optionally provides a VXS P0 connector supporting, on the backplane, VITA 41.4 (dual x4 PCI Express®) and VITA 41.6 (dual 1000Mbps baseband IEEE802.3) to provide fast data/control transfer between other boards in the system. Commercial and extended temperature versions are available now and ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled (to VITA 47), versions will be available shortly. This combination of high performance data processing and a wealth of I/O ensure that the boards are ideal for intensive low power computing applications within the defence, security, telemetry, industrial control, scientific, and aerospace markets.

Concurrent VX 511/06x VME/VXS Processor Boar with 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processorThe VX 511/06x board supports the 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 or the 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor; the processor is soldered for improved reliability. The processor utilizes Intel’s 45nm process technology, and offers a large L2 cache (6 Mbytes), 1066 MHz Front Side Bus, Intel® Virtualization, Intel® 64 Technology, improved power management, plus new features and enhancements to the Intel® Core[tm] microarchitecture delivering increased instructions per clock. The Intel Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the 45nm 2.26 GHz dual core processor is 25W giving a much improved performance per Watt when compared to earlier generations of processors. The Intel® GS45 Graphics Memory Controller Hub and Intel® ICH9R IO Controller Hub are used to complement the processor to achieve a low power, yet high performance core design. The board is suited for CPU intensive processing applications whereby the processor’s dual cores can access up to 6 Gbytes of soldered DDR3-1066 SDRAM, with a peak bandwidth of up to 8 Gbytes/s.

The optional VXS P0 connector facilitates fast transfer of data between the VX 511/06x board and other components in the system through a data and control plane combination using dual x4 PCI Express data plane links (VITA 41.4) and dual 1000Mbps baseband IEEE 802.3 control plane links (VITA 41.6) onto a VXS backplane.

For I/O, control and data processing flexibility the VX 511/06x supports a PMC/XMC site with front and rear I/O plus a second 33MHz PMC site. The first PMC site supports up to 133MHz PCI-X operation as well as a x8 PCI Express XMC interface. A wide range of onboard I/O is available to the user: the board supports two 10/100/1000Mps Ethernet interfaces via the front panel as well as a USB 2.0 and an RS-232 interface. The rear panel supports analog graphics (2048 x 1536), keyboard, mouse, two USB 2.0, an RS-232, and two SATA300 interfaces. Other features provided are a PC real-time clock, watchdog timer and long duration timer, LAN boot firmware, an on-board CompactFlash[tm] site and an option for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA300 mass storage device. Optional rear transition modules are also available.

For ease of integration the VX 511/06x supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® 2000, Solaris[tm], LynxOS®, QNX and VxWorks®.

VME/VXS board utilizes 2.26 GHz Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor.

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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 UK, USA, India 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) and XMC (Express 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. For more information, please visit

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