- October 18, 2016
October 18, 2016 - Abaco Systems announced the PowerXtreme PPC11A 6U VME single board computer.
Based on Power Architecture, it is form-, fit- and function compatible with its predecessors (PowerXtreme PPC4A, PPC7A, PPC9A and PPC10A) stretching back over a decade, providing a straightforward upgrade path/technology insertion opportunity for existing users.
The PPC11A is available in two versions, providing customers with the ability to choose the desired power/performance match for the planned application. The option is based on the NXP (formerly Freescale) QorIQ T2081 processor, operating at up to 1.8GHz, which brings the benefits of AltiVec co-processing to a 4-core platform, each of which is dual threaded, offering eight virtual e6500 cores.
The version designed for applications that need to prioritize low power consumption is based on the NXP QoriQ T1042 processor, operating at up to 1.4GHz, offering four single-threaded e5500 cores and consuming less than 7.5W of power. This enables the PPC11A to consume better than half the power of the PPC10A.
Designed specifically for harsh environments and available in five ruggedization levels for optimum performance, the PPC11A is ideal for applications – such as command and control - where high reliability and survivability are a must.
Incremental system resource expansion is provided by two mezzanine sites, both of which are XMC/PMC capable, and offer the option of having XMC I/O and/or PMC I/O routed to the VME backplane connectors. The PPC11A features a range of I/O options, including Gigabit Ethernet, serial COM ports, USB 2.0, SATA and GPIO, the PPC11A is ideal for a wide range of mil/aero applications.
PPC11A initial software support includes comprehensive Deployed Test Software (BIT and BCS), VxWorks, VxWorks653, and Yocto Linux, with further operating system support planned.