Concurrent Technologies unveils first Intel E-2200 VPX board

A 3U VPX processor board based on the six-core Intel Xeon E-2200 processor has been introduced by Concurrent Technologies. The TR E8x/msd is the company’s first VPX processor board based on the processor family, formerly known as Coffee Lake Refresh. It is designed for use in long life-cycle embedded applications. Air-cooled boards will be available for shipment in Q3 with rugged conduction-cooled variants due for qualification testing in Q4 2019.

The TR E8x/msd is fitted with a six-core Intel Xeon E-2276ME processor running at 2.8GHz with up to 32Gbyte of soldered down DDR4 memory, with an assortment of I/O including on-board graphics. It can be used for supervisory compute, display and storage tasks in the military, aerospace, transportation and industrial markets.

All TR E8x/msd boards are shipped with Boot Guard enabled, to ensure that only firmware authorised by Concurrent Technologies can be executed. Secure Boot is also permanently enabled, so that the operating system and application software are validated before execution. A TPM 2.0 device is fitted to act as a secure safe for encrypted key storage. For additional protection against external threats, Concurrent Technologies offers optional sanitisation utilities or its proprietary security package to prevent against intrusion.

The board has been designed with a flexible PCI Express (PCIe) configuration, to enable connection to several peripheral boards without a PCIe switch. The typical configuration has two x4 data plane ports with a further option to have up to three x4 data and expansion plane ports running at Gen 3 speeds. An on-board PCIe switch has DMA and non-transparent bridge capability to enable high throughput transfers and multi-processor board configurations.

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