The 3U OpenVPX-REDI GFG500 Gigabit Ethernet Video Processor and the 3U OpenVPX-REDI MCP500 Processor from GE Intelligent Platforms are targeted for video and network processing applications deployed in harsh environments, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground vehicles. Both processors are based on the Tilera TILEPro64 many-core processor.
The GFG500 is designed for demanding video processing and is pre-loaded with GE’s algorithms for capturing and processing multiple simultaneous video streams from Gigabit Ethernet-compliant video sources, providing optimum speed of implementation and time to market.
The MCP500 is a general purpose, many core processor platform designed to provide customers with a powerful, flexible platform which can accelerate software applications through multiprocessing. The MCP500 is an ideal rugged processing engine for netcentric applications such as packet processing, intrusion detection/deep packet inspection, unified threat management, network monitoring and forensics in tactical wireline and wireless environments.
The Tilera TILEPro64 700MHz processor at the heart of the GFG500 and MCP500 features an 8 x 8 grid of 64 general purpose processor cores for compute-intensive applications. This processor delivers very high performance for demanding image processing and networking by exploiting the natural parallelism inherent in applications such as video (pixel and frame parallel), network (session and packet parallel), and wireless (channel parallel). Both processors also include four banks of 512MBytes DDR2 800 SDRAM together with two 10 Gigabit Ethernet XAUI interfaces and two 4-lane PCI Express interfaces to enable the building of complex systems, and which can be configured as either root complex or end point mode.
Operating in conjunction with a single board computer and graphics processing unit such as GE’s SBC340 and GRA111, the GFG500 has been successfully integrated into multi-sensor vision systems, capable of simultaneously processing ten 1392 x 1024 GigE Vision video streams at 30Hz.
For more information visit GE's GFG500 page
and GE's MCP500 page
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