Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES (News - Alert)), a designer and builder of chassis, single-board computers, I/O, power, backplane and system-level products within the embedded computer industry, has introduced the XPedite5430.
The XPedite5430 is an air-cooled 3U cPCI single-board computer based on the Freescale (News - Alert) QorIQ P4080 processor. It provides improved performance and efficiency for the compute and I/O communication, networking and military ISR applications today. The XPedite5430, second in a series of board-level products from X-ES based on the QorIQ P4080 processor, follows the XPedite5470 3U VPX module.
The XPedite5430 features freescale P4080 processor with eight 1.5-GHz Power Architecture e500 cores. It has up to 8 GB of DDR3-1333 ECC SDRAM, up to 16 GB of NAND flash and 256 MB of redundant NOR flash. The product has X4 PCI Express or Serial RapidIO (News - Alert) interfaces, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two serial ports and two USB ports. The XPedite5430 includes operating system support: Green Hills INTEGRITY Board Support Package (BSP); Wind River (News - Alert) VxWorks BSP; and Linux BSP.
Aaron Lindner, the engineering manager for Extreme Engineering Solutions, believes that the company’s line of QorIQ-based products will be accepted by defense contractors. Lindner said that the QorIQ processors provide customers with superior SWaP performance together with advanced security features that many of today's military applications require. He added that the P4080 also provides a smooth upgrade path for developers with a PowerPC code base.
X-ES's P4080 products are available in air-cooled, commercial (0 to 55ºC) to rugged and conduction-cooled (-40 to +85ºC) versions with proper shock and vibration testing to suit the broadest range of applications from telecommunications to military applications with MIL-STD 810F needs.
The pricing of X-ES’s XPedite5430 varies depending on the memory configuration as well as the ruggedization level. The product is now available for development in limited quantities. The availability of production hardware is expected in the fourth quarter of this year.
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Edited by Beecher Tuttle