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Abaco Systems announces SBC3511 3U VPX single board computer

Abaco Systems announces SBC3511 3U VPX single board computer

June 11, 2019 - Abaco Systems announced an upgrade to the SBC3511 3U VPX single board computer, which now features the 9th generation i7 6-core Intel Xeon E-2276ME processor (‘Coffee Lake Refresh’) operating at 2.8GHz (with turbo mode up to 4.4GHz). The processor is specifically designed for the specific demands of embedded applications.

The SBC3511 offers a 40GigE data plane for alignment with the SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) 3U I/O-intensive SBC plug-in card profile.

The SBC3511is distinguished by its extensive provision for secure computing with a security hub based on the Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGA. This has built-in security capabilities including a physical unclonable function (PUF), user-accessible hardened cryptographic blocks, asymmetric authentication, side channel attack protection, and other silicon-based AT features. It can optionally be used to harden the Chain of Trust, which includes Intel Trusted Execution technology. Abaco is developing a security toolkit which will provide users with optional security features.

The single board computer is also differentiated by its cooling architecture for conduction cooled boards.

The SBC3511 is the first of several single board computers – 3U and 6U VPX - based on Intel’s latest processor that will be launched in the coming months.

First among these, and in line with Abaco’s extensive history of minimizing its customers’ long term cost of ownership, will be the SBC3211 – also based on the Coffee Lake Refresh processor – which will feature a x4 PCI Express (Gen 3) data plane for compatibility with earlier Abaco 3U VPX SBCs. This provides a simple, cost-effective form-, fit- and function compatible upgrade for previous generations of Abaco 3U VPX SBCs including the SBC326, SBC328 and SBC329. It is expected that the new processor will offer 50% greater throughput than the 7th generation ‘Kaby Lake’ processor used in the SBC329.

The SBC3511 supports up to 32Gbytes of DDR4 memory, and is equipped with a 64GByte NVMe SSD. Connectivity includes USB 3.1/2.0, DisplayPort, SATA, GPIO and COM. An XMC site is provided for further functional expansion. The SBC3511 is available in a range of air- and conduction cooled build levels with extended temperature capability up to 85°C. Support for Windows, Linux and VxWorks is provided.

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