Extreme Engineering Solutions’ XPand4206 is a Rugged Intel® Core™ i7-Based Multiprocessor COTS System with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric

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X-ES XPand4206

The XPand4206 by Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is a high-performance computing and networking platform for environmentally demanding, SWaP-restricted avionics and vetronics applications. It maximizes processing performance with three quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processors, each capable of operating at up to 2.1 GHz and provides a number of external I/O interfaces.

XPand4206 is one of many of Extreme Engineering Solutions' powerful rugged embedded systems.

Features

  • Sub-½ ATR footprint: 4.88 in. (W) x 8.76 in. (L)
  • Outer dimensions: 5.88 in. (W) x 13.39 in. (L) x 7.36 in. (H)
  • 3U ™-based (VITA 65) architecture
  • Three quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processors
  • Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) support
  • Toolless, high-reliability, removable SSD memory modules
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet switched fabric
  • Three external 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Layer 2 managed network fabric (optional)
  • Twelve high-speed CAN bus 2.0 A/B channels
  • Twelve external Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Sixteen serial ports
  • Six USB ports
  • 28 VDC MIL-STD-704 or MIL-STD-1275 input power

Rapid Processing from a Variety of Standard COTS I/O

The XPand4206 provides a number of external I/O interfaces, including three 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for high-throughput communication with other systems and sensors. The system also provides twelve high-speed CAN bus 2.0 A/B channels, twelve Gigabit Ethernet ports, sixteen serial ports, and six USB ports.


Secure, Removable Solid-State Storage

The internal 3U OpenVPX™ processor modules can communicate with each other, as well as with external devices, over a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switched fabric. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric delivers full wire-speed across all of its ports and supports jumbo packets up to 12 kB. It also supports IPv6, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), and a comprehensive set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols.

The XPand4206 includes two removable SATA Solid-State Drive (SSD) flash memory modules. The system’s toolless, removable SSD implementation has been tested and deployed in the most stressful environmental conditions. These memory modules include 256-bit AES hardware encryption, high-reliability connectors capable of thousands of insertions and extractions, and zeroization support.

 

About Extreme Engineering

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Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES), a 100% U.S.A.-based company, designs and manufactures Intel® and Freescale-based single board computers, networking products, storage products, power supplies, and system-level solutions for embedded computing customers. For further information on X-ES products or services, please visit our website: www.xes-inc.com, call +1 (608) 833-1155, or email us at sales@xes-inc.com.

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