GE Expands Single Board Computer Offering With Dual Core 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

* New platforms augment existing quad core solutions * Broadens price/performance choice * Available for VPX, VME, CompactPCI

HUNTSVILLE, AL — June 3, 2012— Following the company’s recent announcement of three new rugged single board computers (SBCs) based on quad core 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that dual core versions would also be available. As well as supporting the quad core Intel Core i7-3615QE processor, the SBC625, XVR15 and XCR15 will also be offered with the dual core Intel Core i7-3555LE and Intel Core i7-3517UE processors.

The SBC625, XVR15 and XCR15 bring substantially increased processing power, graphics capability, I/O bandwidth and functional density to customers developing and deploying demanding industrial and mil/aero applications. These include command/control, ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), radar/sonar and signal processing.

“Our customers now have an extensive range of price/performance options, enabling them to take advantage of 3rd generation Intel Core processor technology while achieving the optimum combination of throughput and cost for a given application,” said Rod Rice, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products, GE Intelligent Platforms. “They also provide evidence of GE’s commitment to minimizing long term cost of ownership, providing a straightforward, cost-effective upgrade path.”

“Dual core versions of 3rd generation Intel Core processor technology enable manufacturers like GE to offer compelling choices to customers,” said Matt Langman, director of marketing, Intel Intelligent Systems Group. “Embedded computing applications are an excellent example of intelligent systems that are enormously diverse in terms of their performance, heat, power, size and weight requirements, and the range of capabilities within the 3rd generation Intel Core processor family gives manufacturers the ability to address those diverse needs.”

These six new platforms – which are 100% compatible with their predecessors - will deliver up to 15% greater computational horsepower, and up to 50% improved 3D graphics performance. Some of these new COTS boards offer support for USB 3.0 and provide up to 10x the data transfer throughput of USB 2.0. Power consumption/heat dissipation are identical to those of preceding products, providing attractive performance/watt and making the new boards ideal for environments that are SWaP (size, weight and power) constrained.

The SBC625, XCR15 and XVR15 – designed for 6U VPX, CompactPCI® and VME systems respectively – are available in five build levels, from benign (air cooled) to fully rugged (conduction cooled).

These three new SBCs from GE, as well as offering the option of dual- or quad core processors, feature Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX), up to 16GBytes of DDR3 memory and a solid state disk drive of 16GBytes capacity. These enhanced capabilities are offered together with a broad range of I/O options including Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, DVI, VGA and audio. Provision of two mezzanine XMC/PMC sites enables optimum flexibility and expandability. Supported operating systems include Windows® 7, Open Linux®, Wind River Linux and VxWorks®.

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