Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) introduces the XCalibur4440, a conduction- or air-cooled 6U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) supporting 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors. With a dual- or quad-core processor, 16 GB of memory, and dual PMC/XMC sites, the XCalibur4440 is well-suited for the most demanding military applications.
Intel Core i7-2655LE, -2610UE, -3555LE, -3517UE, and -3612QE processors
Conduction- or air-cooled 6U VPX form factor, OpenVPX compliant
Up to 16 GB of DDR3-1600 ECC SDRAM in two channels
32 MB of boot flash and up to 256 GB of user flash
Dual PMC/XMC interfaces with rear I/O and front panel I/O support
Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and two 10/100/1000BASE-BX Ethernet ports
One HDMI/DVI-D video port
Four USB 2.0 ports
Four SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Front panel I/O – DisplayPort video, 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, and USB 2.0 ports
Linux, Wind River VxWorks, and Green Hills INTEGRITY BSPs, as well as Microsoft Windows Drivers. Other RTOS solutions may be available.
In addition to 6U VPX, X-ES is supporting 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors across our five other industry-standard form factors: COM Express, 3U VPX, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, and 6U VME. The XPedite7470 3U VPX SBC, the XPedite7431 3U CompactPCI SBC, the XCalibur4401 6U CompactPCI SBC, the XPedite7450 COM Express module, and the XCalibur4440 6U VPX SBC are currently available.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.