Second Generation OpenVPX Rugged Single Board Computer From GE Provides Higher Performance, Greater Flexibility and Superior Connectivity

Delivers throughput, feature set and reliability required for network-centric battlefield


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA June 3 2010 GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC622 rugged 6U OpenVPX-compliant single board computer. Based on the powerful Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, it provides a unique combination of innovative technologies that deliver unmatched performance, flexibility, connectivity and compatibility.
It is designed to play a key role in the rapidly-developing field of network-centric warfare in which data driven architectures enable warfighters to gain a more complete realization of the battlefield environment. Typically challenging applications include early warning systems, command and control, and the aggregation, analysis and dissemination of real time sensor data including radar, sonar and video in air-, sea- and ground applications. Such applications demand outstanding processing capability, comprehensive I/O and communications and absolute reliability. 
At 2.53GHz, the SBC622’s Intel Core i7 processor is 30% faster than its predecessor, while double the memory capacity – up to 8 GBytes of soldered DDR3 SDRAM with ECC - of first generation VPX single board computers further enhances performance. Optimum scalability and interoperability are delivered by the SBC622’s high bandwidth10 Gigabit Ethernet I/O fabric subsystem. Customer flexibility to configure the SBC622 according to the precise requirements of the application is delivered via two on-board PCI-X® PMC/XMC mezzanine expansion sites. Compliance with the OpenVPX standard ensures that the SBC622 is interoperable with a broad ecosystem of solutions, minimizing develop time and cost and accelerating time to market. 
“The SBC622’s rich and flexible feature set, together with its outstanding performance, enables it to play a key role in the rapid data exchange needed by developing applications that are shaping the nature of modern combat, delivering the high throughput and rapid response required by the increasingly network-driven battlefield infrastructure,” said Richard Kirk, Product Manager at GE Intelligent Platforms. “GE’s commitment to technology leadership is making a significant contribution to our customers’ ability to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.”
Provision for a higher degree of failsafe operation is delivered through the SBC622’s on-board BIOS Flash which can be optionally backed with a second Flash device = providing a level of safety for recovering the BIOS if the primary BIOS becomes corrupted. For ease of use, the Flash device is large enough to optionally host additional pre-boot applications such as Built-In Test (BIT).
Available in five rugged air- and conduction-cooled build levels for optimum cost-effectiveness, the SBC622 is fully supported by comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS) while operating system support for VxWorks®, Windows® and Linux® gives customers the choices they require.
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