ADLINK Launches cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI® Processor Blade with Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 and AMD Radeon™ E8860 Embedded GPU

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ADLINK’s cPCI-6940 premiere 6U processor blade offers a 16-core CPU and enhanced graphics computing for military and aerospace applications

ADLINK's cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI processor blade

ADLINK's cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI processor blade

This solution brings advanced processing intelligence to the edge for mobile military applications, and the superior 3D graphics performance and parallel processing of the GPU makes the cPCI-6940 an excellent choice for graphics-intensive systems.

ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), introduces the cPCI-6940 processor blade featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 and AMD Radeon™ E8860 embedded GPU. The cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI processor blade offers up to 16-core computing power and high-performance graphics in a robust design. With an extended operating temperature range of -45°C to 85°C and 16GB of DDR4 soldered memory, the cPCI-6940 is ideal for the rugged environments encountered by military field vehicles and naval or aerospace carriers.

Featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500, the latest server-grade CPU from Intel, and up to 48GB DDR4-2133 ECC memory (16GB memory down plus 32GB SODIMM), the cPCI-6940 achieves high performance for compute-intensive applications including aerospace data acquisition and remote vehicle control systems. Designed to satisfy low power, high-density requirements, the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 has a TDP of 35 to 45 watts and gives the cPCI-6940 a 1.5x performance increase over its predecessor, the cPCI-6930 (8-core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2448L). Server class computing capabilities include hardware virtualization and Intel® AES-NI for secure transmission in the field.

Graphics on the cPCI-6940 are supported by the AMD Radeon E8860 GPU, the first embedded GPU based on the ground breaking Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture for enhanced processing power and efficiency. A 625MHz graphics engine, 2GB GDDR5 frame buffer, and PCIe Gen3 interface give the Radeon E8860 double the 3D graphics performance of its predecessor, the E6760. The E8860 GPU enables four independent displays at 4K resolution and supports DirectX 11.1, Open CL 1.2, and Open GL 4.2.

“The cPCI-6940 processor blade is designed specifically for military and aerospace customers who have highly robust system requirements. No other processor blade on the market combines Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 technology with the AMD Radeon™ E8860 GPU,” says Yong Luo, general manager of ADLINK’s embedded computing product segment. “This solution brings advanced processing intelligence to the edge for mobile military applications, and the superior 3D graphics performance and parallel processing of the GPU makes the cPCI-6940 an excellent choice for graphics-intensive systems such as avionics. The cPCI-6940’s anti-shock and vibration design ensures operability under extreme conditions.”

Ruggedized design provides enhanced portability and security for ADLINK’s newest processor blade. In addition to an extended operating temperature range, the cPCI-6940 features soldered CPU, GPU, and memory, as well as a 3.5 Grms vibration tolerance and conduction-cooled compatibility. The Radeon E8860 GPU provides outstanding performance with a 10 percent increase over the cPCI-6350BL with competitive graphics capabilities. Increased performance-per-watt over previous ADLINK CompactPCI blades makes the cPCI-6940 an excellent choice for applications with restricted power consumption. Additional features include remote management by Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v1.5 and Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) support.

The cPCI-6940 is available in single/dual-slot (4/8 HP) width form factor versions and offers flexible connectivity and storage options. Faceplate IO includes 1x RJ-45 serial port, 1x DisplayPort, 1x VGA, 2x GbE, and 2x USB 3.0 ports. Dual slot versions support dual integrated 10G SFP+ KR ports, while two additional 10GBASE-T ports can be configured through XMC expansion. Two DVI-D ports are routed to rear I/O. Expansion options include one PCIe x16 to J4 and one PCIe x4 to J5. Storage is provided by up to two 2.5” onboard SATA drives and four SATA ports routed to the backplane.

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ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.

ADLINK Technology is a premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 350+ global member companies of the Alliance provide scalable, interoperable solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end-to-end analytics. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions. The company is also active in several standards organizations, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).

ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing in Taiwan and China; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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