Development system offers a high-performance processor and four peripheral slots

28-11-2018 | Concurrent | Subs & Systems

Concurrent Technologies has released the SY TR2/525, a 3U VPX development system complete with an eight or 12-core computing board that has a direct PCI Express link to four slots for added peripheral boards. The system is ideal for those applications that need a computer board closely linked to FPGA and GPU boards with dedicated communication pipes capable of 3.9GB/s bandwidth. The system is also a cost-effective solution for applications which need a computer board and up to four I/O boards as it eliminates the need for a PCI Express fabric switchboard. A rear transition module with two 10Gigabit Ethernet uplinks is offered with the computer board for ease of communication to external systems. The system comes with an AC power supply and cooling fans. By default, each slot supports an air-cooled board but can be adjusted to support a conduction-cooled board using a pair of optional rails. The provided computer board is based on an Intel Xeon processor D-1500 with up to 64GB of soldered ECC DDR4 memory to allow exacting applications to run effectively. The computer board can support a mixture of local storage devices including a 128GB SATA Flash Disk module, a 2.5-inch SSD or two M.2 modules. The M.2 modules have PCI Express connections and utilise the NVMe protocol for outstanding performance. The company can provide a range of M.2 modules ideal for use in rugged and extended temperature operating environments. These modules with encryption capability for more secure applications can also be supplied. Glen Fawcett, CEO of Concurrent Technologies, commented: ”One of our aims is to make it easier for customers to use our VPX processor boards in a cost-effective way. This solution has separate, high bandwidth connections between the processor and up to four peripheral boards that would previously have required a switch.”