XMCGA6 NVIDIA® GPU-Based Rugged XMC from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Brings High Performance Graphics to Harsh Environments

Graphics Processing Unit and 8-lane PCI Express™ deliver higher bandwidth and performance

XMCGA6 NVIDIA® GPU-Based Rugged XMC from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Brings High Performance Graphics to Harsh Environments
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, DECEMBER 2, 2009    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the rugged XMCGA6 High Performance Graphics XMC. Featuring either the NVIDIA® G72 or G73 GPU (graphics processing unit) used in high end consumer gaming platforms such as the GeForce® 7300GS and GeForce 7600GT, the XMGA6 is designed to deliver outstanding graphics performance in demanding applications that will be deployed in harsh environments. The XMCGA6 builds further on the close relationship between GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms and NVIDIA Corporation. 
“Their support for higher bandwidth interconnectivity is driving interest in Express Mezzanine Cards at a rapid pace,” said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Announcement of the XMCGA6 complements our recent announcement of the SE 2 integrated graphics solution – which features both an Intel Core 2 Duo processor as well as an NVIDIA GPU - and gives us an even broader range of options that can satisfy the growth in demand for powerful graphics capabilities.”
The XMCGA6 supports 8-lane PCI Express™ for optimum communication with a host platform such as the GE Fanuc PowerXtreme 6U VME PPC9A single board computer: it can, however, automatically adapt to 4-lane PCI Express environments.  Up to 256 Mbytes of GDDR3 memory (G73) is supported.
With its rich set of I/O, the XMCGA6 is designed to serve many of the most common video applications. Dual, independent channels mean that it is capable of driving RGB analog component video and digital DVI 1.0 at maximum resolutions of 1,600 x 1,200, and supports the RS170, NTSC or PAL standards. In addition, the XMCGA6’s video input capability allows integration of sensor data using RS170, NTSC or PAL video formats.
Support is provided for operation in the Windows®, Linux® and VxWorks® environments.
About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile, advanced and ultra-reliable technology that provides customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com.
About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.
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Ian McMurray, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
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