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GE announces SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer

GE announces SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer

June 25, 2015 -GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms announced the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest ‘Broadwell’ processor technology from Intel, it delivers higher performance and greater functionality than previous generations of SBC while maintaining the same power envelope.

The SBC374A benefits from two channels of 10Gbase-T connectivity, giving it 10x the Ethernet capability of earlier SBCs. This enables customers upgrading from previous generations of GE’s 3U OpenVPX Intel-based platforms to benefit from substantially enhanced connectivity on the Control Plane without needing to undertake disruptive, expensive infrastructure changes.

The latest Intel Core i7 quad core processor, operating at up to 2.7GHz, can deliver as much as 15% greater CPU performance and 30% greater 3D graphics performance compared with its predecessors. The SBC374A supports up to 16GBytes of soldered ECC memory, and provides the exceptional on-board and off-board bandwidth needed by today’s sophisticated applications with its support for PCI Express Gen3 technology and USB3.0.

The SBC374A is available in five build levels, from benign environment (air cooled) to fully rugged (conduction cooled), and supports Microsoft Windows, Open Linux and VxWorks.  It benefits from support by both GE’s AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment that minimizes program risk and speeds time to market, and from GE’s industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) programs that are designed to maximize the long term value of customer investments.

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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