- February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017 - Abaco Systems announced the SBC329 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). It is designed as a ‘drop in’ technology insertion opportunity for existing users of Abaco’s systems and as a SWaP solution for customers developing their own systems for demanding applications to be deployed in highly-constrained environments.
The SBC329 offers a ~10% performance improvement over its predecessors and, because it is based on Intel’s latest silicon, also delivers greater longevity. It is the third SBC from Abaco to feature the 7th generation Intel Core technology (“Kaby Lake”). Abaco had previously announced the XVB603 and XVR19 6U VME single board computers that also leverage the additional capability of Intel’s newest silicon.
The SBC329 is available in two variants, both pin-compatible with the SBC326 and SBC328. These provide mission ready systems customers with the flexibility to choose the most appropriate platform. For applications prioritizing throughput and performance, the SBC329 is configurable with the Intel Xeon E3-1505M V6 processor operating at 3.0GHz. For applications prioritizing minimal power consumption/heat dissipation, the Intel Xeon E3-1505L operating at 2.2GHz is available.
The SBC329 provides enhanced support for customers planning to implement advanced security capabilities such as anti-tamper and information assurance. This includes an inherently secure FPGA solution, and support for Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology.
It also benefits from its support for Abaco’s AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. AXIS enables the rapid creation and testing of sophisticated HPEC applications.
The SBC329 supports a range of onboard I/O features. It also offers an on-board mezzanine expansion site for enhanced system flexibility. Memory resources include 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM, up to 32 GB NAND Flash (SSD), 32 MB BIOS Flash and 16 MB BIOS backup Flash.