Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) has introduced its 3U VPX, 6U VPX, XMC, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, 6U VME, and COM Express Single Board Computers (SBCs) based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processor.
X-ES’s line up of conduction and air-cooled products based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor include the XCalibur4500 6U cPCI, the XCalibur4530 6U VME, and the XCalibur4540 6U VPX modules, which maximize memory capacity and I/O capabilities and add configurability with two PMC/XMC sites. X-ES provides the XPedite7570 3U VPX and the XPedite7530 3U cPCI modules, which are well-suited for smaller aerospace and vehicle platforms that require maximum processing performance and I/O capabilities with the flexibility of PMC and XMC support. For applications with severe size, weight, and power (SWaP) challenges, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), X-ES also offers the small XPedite7501 XMC and XPedite7550 Rugged COM Express modules.
X-ES has recognized the significant maintenance and diagnostics advantages achieved through utilizing the remote configuration and management feature, Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), within X-ES’s previous generation Intel Core i7 processor-based products. As a result, X-ES is continuing to offer those advantages to its customers by including Intel AMT 9.0 support for its 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based products.
Additionally, improvements within the 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor include increased raw processing performance per watt, hardware-based memory encryption with Intel AES New Instructions (AES-NI), and increased floating-point and integer performance utilizing Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (AVX 2.0).
The graphics processing unit (GPU) in the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor has also been enhanced, adding additional execution units and up to a 24% increase in raw performance. The 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor also supports OpenCL 1.2, enabling it to perform as a general-purpose graphics processing unit.