OpenVPX 3U SBC a fast data processor for common algorithmsProduct
July 14, 2015
The AcQ Inducom “Medusa” VPX3424 is a 3U OpenVPX (VITA 65) single board computer (SBC), featuring the T4240 QorIQ processor from Freescale Semiconductor with as much as 12 GB of DDR3 RAM with ECC and a range of fast interconnects.
The AcQ Inducom “Medusa” VPX3424 is a 3U OpenVPX (VITA 65) single board computer (SBC), featuring the T4240 QorIQ processor from Freescale Semiconductor with as much as 12 GB of DDR3 RAM with ECC and a range of fast interconnects. The 12-core, 24-thread processor running as fast as 1.8 GHz is based on the e6500 core with AltiVec technology and offers performance capability as high as 173 GFlops. Using the T4240’s built-in AltiVec technology accelerators, cryptographic engine, and high-speed serial interfaces, the VPX3424 is aimed at data-processing tasks for such common algorithms as FFTs, image analysis, networking, or wireless protocols. Further accelerators enable hardware-based parsing, scheduling (QoS), and queue management.
The VPX3424 has a user-programmable FPGA and OpenVPX user I/O pins, enabling support for application-specific interfaces or offload of specialized tasks to the FPGA. A conduction-cooled, ruggedized REDI (VITA 48) variant of the VPX3424 is available as part of the upcoming AcQ Inducom OpenVPX-based small form factor system (VITA 75), a modular and extendable platform for a range of embedded applications. AcQ Inducom offers a range of boards for this system using the OpenVPX (VITA 65) architecture. It can also be downsized with the T4160 (eight core-16 thread) and the T4080 (four core-eight thread), all pin-compatible.