Highly-flexible architecture combines Intel Atom E3900 Series embedded processors, Intel Cyclone FPGA technology and an FMC mezzanine site
Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd, embedded modules manufacturer, launched the VF370, an Intel-based 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC) module designed for reduced Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) requirements. The VF370 is available in standard air-cooled and rugged conduction-cooled versions, and utilises the Intel Atom E3900 series of embedded processors combined with Intel’s Cyclone FPGA technology. Such a highly-flexible architecture is typically required in applications related to enhanced reliability industrial control, automotive, mil/aero and UltraHD video, and graphics processing applications.
The VF370 features a single, dual or quad core Intel Atom processor operating at up to 2 GHz for running post-processing software. An onboard SATA SSD provides fast booting and high-performance storage for demanding applications. Meanwhile, associated onboard peripherals include 4 GB of associated DDR memory, a real-time clock (RTC), elapsed time indicator (ETI), EEPROM and Flash for user configuration data and logs.
The company said an integrated graphic processor running at 650 MHz enables enhanced video encode and playback performance with UltraHD 4K display resolution on multiple independent displays for surveillance and other video-centric applications. Intel’s onboard Time Coordinated Computing Technology can synchronise networks of devices to within 1µs, it noted. Sundance added that this feature greatly improves the real-time deterministic behaviour of a system and Intel’s new Trusted Execution Engine provides enhanced data and operations protection with fast cryptographic execution and secure boot features.
Flemming Christensen, Managing Director, Sundance Multiprocessor Technology, said the VF370 is a powerful 3U OpenVPX SBC module for SWaP applications. It is the first to combine the strengths of Intel’s Atom E3900 embedded processors with Intel’s well-established Cyclone FPGA technology, he added. “It is ideally suited to the rapidly growing range of applications from industrial control and automotive to mil/aero and UltraHD video, that not only demands high performance but also feature reduced size and weight requirements,” said Christensen.