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GE announces SBC328 GE VPX single board computer

September 022015
GE announces SBC328 GE VPX single board computer

September 2, 2015— GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms announced the SBC328 GE Rugged 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). Based on 6th Generation Intel Core technology (“Skylake”), it is designed to deliver optimum performance in challenging industrial and commercial deployments such as energy exploration and transportation.

The SBC features the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 family processor operating at 2.8GHz which delivers substantially higher performance than previous-generation processors. With integrated graphics and memory controller all in one device, and coupled with the CM236 chipset, this provides an upgraded level of I/O bandwidth for both on-board and off-board functions.

Also notable is the enhanced support the SBC328 provides to enable customers to implement advanced security capabilities such as anti-tamper and information assurance. This support includes an inherently secure FPGA solution, and support for Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology.

The SBC328 offers board level compatibility with its predecessor, the SBC326, enabling a straightforward, cost-effective upgrade path that will deliver increased processing power, I/O bandwidth and functionality.

The SBC328 benefits from its support for GE’s AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment which enables the rapid creation and testing of sophisticated HPEC applications, reducing risk, cost and time-to-market.

In addition to a comprehensive range of onboard I/O features, the SBC328 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.

The SBC328 is available in five build levels from benign environment (air cooled) to fully rugged (conduction cooled).

About GE’s Intelligent Platforms business

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, part of GE Energy Management, is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. The company’s embedded computing segment, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, and Towcester, England, provides one of the industry’s broadest ranges of high performance, rugged, SWaP-optimized embedded computing platforms for a broad range of industries – both commercial and military/aerospace – where harsh environments need GE’s expertise in robust, reliable, rugged solutions. Backed by programs that provide  responsive customer support and minimize long term cost of ownership for multi-year programs, GE’s solutions are designed to help customers minimize program risk and cost, and speed time-to-market. 

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