CPU blade boosts computing power for military

Article By : Graham Prophet

The VPX3010 kit and GPGPU products with the 384 CUDA core NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M GPU reduce development risk and enhance the blade’s capabilities.

Adlink is targeting military and aerospace applications with a new 3U VPX board. The company said the product is designed for radar, digital signal processing, unmanned aerial/ground vehicles and electronic warfare.

The VPX3010 series rugged VPX processor blade hosts a 12-core Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 SoC for server-grade computing performance. A VPX3010 quick start kit and GPGPU companion products, such as an optional discreet VPX GPGPU blade or XMC module with the 384 CUDA core NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M GPU, help reduce development risk and enhance the capabilities of the blade.

The Adlink VPX3010 Series is SwaP-optimised and provides an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. The rugged processor blade includes DDR4-2133 soldered ECC SDRAM up to 16GB; 2x 10G-KR and up to 3x 1GbE; up to PCIe x16 Gen3 interface supporting non-transparent bridge; one XMC expansion slot with PCIe x8 Gen3 with Rear I/O to P2; USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s for high I/O throughput.

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Figure 1: The VPX3010 Series is available as both convection and conduction-cooled with conformal coating for mission-critical applications in military and aerospace.

It supports multiple VPX and VPX REDI VITA specifications, as well as VITA 65 OpenVPX Architecture Framework and MIL-STD-810G. A VPX-R3010 rear transition module is available to access rear I/O signals and a tBP-VPX3000 Test Backplane supporting three payload slots is available for users to validate VPX3010 functionality.

“Our VPX3010 CPU blade implements Intel’s new micro-server architecture to introduce the high performance computing power formerly limited to larger form factors into rugged, embedded environments,” said Yong Luo, head of Adlink's Networking, Communications and Public Sector business unit.

First seen on EDN Europe

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