XPand4208 includes quad-core Intel Core i7 processors

The XPand4208 from Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), designed for avionics and vetronics applications, is a high-performance, expandable, computing and networking platform. The system has qualified under the MIL-STD-810F, DO-160F, MIL-STD-461F environmental, and EMI/EMC standards. This...

The XPand4208 from Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), designed for avionics and vetronics applications, is a high-performance, expandable, computing and networking platform. The system has qualified under the MIL-STD-810F, DO-160F, MIL-STD-461F environmental, and EMI/EMC standards. This line-replaceable unit (LRU) includes two quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, each capable of operating at up to 2.1 GHz. The XPand4208 provides various external I/O interfaces, including eleven Ethernet ports, two DVI ports, eight USB ports, nine serial ports, and an option for four isolated GPIO discretes. The internal processor modules communicate with expansion slots via four high-throughput PCI Express interfaces. The processor modules communicate with each other, as well as with external devices, over a managed Gigabit Ethernet fabric.

The Gigabit Ethernet fabric delivers wirespeed across all of its ports, supporting packets as much as 12 kB. It also supports IPv6, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), and a set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols. The XPedite5205 Cisco IOS router XMC can be installed on the platform, providing secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and nodes. The XPand4208 includes two removable SATA solid-state drive (SSD) flash memory modules, which feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption, connectors capable of thousands of insertions and extractions, and they include zeroization support. The XPand4208 can be configured to support Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT), which allows developers and installers to remotely access diagnostic information and perform system maintenance on each processor module via a network connection.

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