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Compact PCI gets performance boost and security features

It has a 6-core processor Intel Xeon processor E-2176M, which means it is significantly higher performance than previous generation 6U CompactPCI boards.

The result, says Concurrent Technologies, it should be possible to extend the life of existing deployments based on this long-established form factor.

With this in mind the PP B7x/msd board has backwards compatibility with the supplier’s previous four generations of CompactPCI processor boards.

Enhanced storage options include a SATA Flash drive module, a 2.5-inch SATA drive and an M.2 module which makes use of PCI Express connectivity and NVMe support. 

I/O expansion includes two PMC/XMC modules. The board can operate in system controller, peripheral or satellite modes within the CompactPCI backplane.

PP B7x/msd is fitted with a TPM 2.0 device as standard and supports a range of security features associated with the UEFI BIOS and modern operating systems.  It is available with a range of optional capabilities to enhance security during both the development and deployment phases.  

The N-Series variant of the product supports an operating temperature range of 0°C to +55°C for relatively benign applications.  It is possible to use other variants of the board in more extreme operating environments: E-Series (-25°C to +70°C) and K-Series (-40°C to +85°C, including humidity sealant).  

Initial board support packages are available for both Linux and Windows, optional support for other operating systems such as VxWorks will be made available based on customer demand.

Glen Fawcett, CEO of Concurrent Technologies, writes: 

”This is the third product that we have launched based on the current generation of processor device from Intel which is expected to be available for 15 years. This particular product was conceived following several requests to continue to meet critical program needs with a product capable of higher levels of security and a long life-cycle.”


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