CHAMP-AV IV is high-performance quad processor DSP VMEbus board with quad 1.5GHz FreeScale MPC7448 PowerPC processors. Manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) says this board doubles the processor performance of its predecessor, the CHAMP-AV II, and runs DSP applications with up to 48GFLOPs of peak computational power.
Each of the board's four processing nodes consists of a 1.5GHz 7448 processor, 256MB or 512MB DDR-250 SDRAM (2GB/sec), and dual 100MHz 64-bit PCI-X interfaces. It's also available configured with quad 1GHz MPC 7447s.
This AltiVec-based DSP engine features CWCEC's QuadFlow architecture, which supports four simultaneous node-to-node transfers (total data flow of 3.2GB/sec peak). Each of the four nodes transfers data to adjacent nodes at speeds up to 1.6GB/sec peak. Each processing node is provided with a Gigabit Ethernet connection. System expansion is supported with two PCI-X interface compatible PMC sites. Each expansion site supports the latest PCI-X specification and enables 64-bit/100MHz operation, while retaining compatibility with legacy 33MHz and 66MHz PMC modules.
Both of the board's PMC sites support Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) to the backplane connectors to support the use of high-speed serial switched interconnect technologies, such as CWCEC's StarFabric-based StarLink PMC and FibreChannel PMC modules. The board provides high-speed connections to the backplane to eliminate the need for front-panel wiring harnesses and delivers improved system maintainability. The CHAMP-AV IV adds to CWCEC's portfolio of network-centric products, which includes the SVME/DMV-182 Single Board Computer and the SVME/DMV-680 SwitchBlade Gigabit Ethernet switch.
The Champ-AV IV supports CWCEC's Inter-Processor Communications (IPC) software library and in-house digital signal processing library. Wind River VxWorks/Tornado and Green Hills INTEGRITY can be used with CHAMP-AV IV.
Pricing for the CHAMP-AV IV starts at $14,995. The CHAMP-AV IV is available in a range of air-cooled and conduction-cooled configurations.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing