GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced the Telum[tm] 3001 Graphics Adapter AdvancedMC. Designed to deliver substantially more graphics performance and functionality than has previously been available for MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA, the Telum 3001 includes such advanced features as provision for dual digital and/or analog displays, very high resolutions and support for ‘ganged’ (configuring multiple graphics cards on the same platform) operation, giving even greater performance. These features make the Telum 3001 ideal for demanding video- and still image applications such as design engineering, board development and debugging, laboratory analysis and testing, and medical environments such as monitoring where the requirement Is to provide very high levels of image detail and to do so on two screens for, for example, side by side comparison.
“Until now, MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA customers have not had access to leading edge graphics capabilities, and that has limited the applications for which MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA can be used,” said Rubin Dhillon, Communications Product Manager at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “The Telum 3001 greatly broadens those potential applications. It joins a growing family of GE Fanuc AdvancedMC products that enable customers to more easily source all their MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA requirements in one place, optimizing compatibility, interoperability and cost of ownership.”
Customer choice is optimized by the Telum 3001’s support for Windows® XP/Vista, Linux®, Carrier Grade Linux®, Solaris® and VxWorks®.
At the heart of the Telum 3001 is a single silicon package that integrates the ATI[tm] M72-CSP128 GPU, 128 Mbytes of onboard memory and x8 PCI Express[tm] , maximizing graphics throughput while minimizing impact on the host processor, for optimum performance – and at the same time minimizing power consumption. The M72 GPU leverages ATI’s extensive expertise in PC gaming – the standard by which graphics quality is typically judged – and is capable of exceptional 2D, 3D and multimedia performance. Maximum resolutions supported by the Telum 3100 are 1,920 x 1,200 (DVI/digital) and 1,600 x 1,200 (VGA/analog), allowing customers to generate high quality, detailed images, while maximum flexibility, compatibility and performance are provided by two DVI- and two VGA connections, DirectX 10.0 compliance, OpenGL 2.0 support, MPEG 1/2/4 hardware acceleration and full speed 32-bit floating point processing.
Features such as PowerPlay[tm] balance performance and power for optimal energy efficiency, while CrossFireX[tm] substantially increases graphics processing capability by supporting multiple graphics cards in one system operating in ganged mode. The Telum 3001 also provides support for legacy applications with its VESA Mode. DirectX 10.0 compliance is featured, as is OpenGL 2.0 support. MPEG 1/2/4 hardware acceleration and full speed 32-bit floating point processing per component optimize graphics processing.
The Telum 3001 includes an AMC.0 Module Management Controller (MMC) subsystem that is IPMI v2.0 compliant and initializes board level parameters, monitors board voltage and temperature conditions, maintains system status, and manages hot swap operation for high availability applications. A microcontroller is used as the IPMI intelligence and connects to the AdvancedMC management bus. The Telum 3001 is hot swap capable (assuming the operating system provides such support) and is field replaceable in accordance with AMC.0.
About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between general Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile, advanced and ultra-reliable technology that provides customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com.
About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers’ productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions’ high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ATI, PowerPlay and CrossFire are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Telum is a trademark of General Electric.