CPCI blade hosts 16-core CPU, Radeon graphics

September 29, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Adlink’s cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI processor blade with Intel Xeon processor D-1500 and AMD Radeon E8860 Embedded GPU offers offers a 16-core CPU and enhanced graphics computing for military and aerospace applications.

The cPCI-6940 6U CompactPCI processor blade offers up to 16-core computing power and high-performance graphics in a robust design. With an extended operating temperature range of -45°C to 85°C and 16 GB of DDR4 soldered memory, the cPCI-6940 is suitable for the rugged environments encountered by military field vehicles and naval or aerospace carriers.

The Intel Xeon processor D-1500 is the latest server-grade CPU from Intel; with up to 48 GB DDR4-2133 ECC memory (16 GB memory down plus 32 GB SODIMM), the cPCI-6940 achieves high performance for compute-intensive applications including aerospace data acquisition and remote vehicle control systems. Designed to satisfy low power, high-density requirements, the Xeon processor D-1500 has a TDP of 35 to 45W and gives the cPCI-6940 a 1.5x performance increase over its predecessor, the cPCI-6930 (8-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2448L). Server class computing capabilities include hardware virtualization and Intel® AES-NI for secure transmission in the field.

Graphics on the cPCI-6940 are supported by the AMD Radeon E8860 GPU, the first embedded GPU based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture for enhanced processing power and efficiency. A 625MHz graphics engine, 2GB GDDR5 frame buffer, and PCIe Gen3 interface give the Radeon E8860 double the 3D graphics performance of its predecessor, the E6760. The E8860 GPU enables four independent displays at 4K resolution and supports DirectX 11.1, Open CL 1.2, and Open GL 4.2.


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