Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has introduced the VME-1910 SBC designed for system integrators seeking to modernize legacy VME systems. The delivers contemporary high-performance multi-core computing and advanced Trusted Computing capabilities in a board that’s pin-compatible with many older generations of VME SBCs without increasing power consumption. The VME-1910 features Intel’s powerful 6-core hyper-threading Intel 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” E-2176M Xeon processor with integrated graphics and supports today’s latest software and security advances. The VME-1910 delivers over 60% more processing power than previous four-core designs, and approximately 36 times the performance of Intel’s original Core2Duo processor.
In addition to delivering improved performance and higher-speed data communications, the VME-1910’s high core count enables system designers to bring new capabilities to existing platforms. The SBC is ideal for use in systems consolidating the functionality of many separate SBC modules into a single board, satisfying demanding storage, data logging, and sensor processing requirements for a wide range of embedded applications
The VME-1910 brings VMEbus processing fully up to date with significant improvements in CPU performance, on-board memory, integrated graphics, flexible I/O, Trusted Computing mechanisms, and FPGA-based VMEbus Interface capabilities. The VME-1910 supports its Intel 8th Gen E-2176M Xeon processor with up to 32 GB of dual-channel high speed ECC-protected DDR4 memory, providing up to 34 GB/s memory throughput. Acceleration of math-intensive algorithms is supported with powerful AVX2 SIMD extensions. The VME-1910 also incorporates Curtis-Wright’s Helix FPGA-based VME Interface technology. Helix provides full VMEbus access and functionality while eliminating future component obsolescence.
The SBC’s on-board memory includes up to 256 GB of high-speed on-board NVMe flash memory. The Intel Xeon processor includes an enhanced Intel HD Graphics P630 GPU that delivers multi-head Gen 9 discrete GPU performance and supports OpenGL® for graphics-intensive applications. For data processing-intensive applications, the GPU can also serve as a 24-core GPGPU with performance up to 461 GFLOPS with OpenCL support. Also included is dedicated hardware codec support for H.264/H.265/HEVC, enabling accelerated media-intensive processing for up to 4K image streams.
The VME-1910’s full complement of flexible I/O includes dual PMC/XMC mezzanine sites to support a wide variety of expansion mezzanine daughter cards, including high-performance FPGA, GPGPU and storage modules. The board’s standard I/O includes dual Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232/422, discrete DIO, dual DVI displays, a legacy VGA port, SATA, USB, and analog audio ports.