ADLINK Technology has unveiled the cPCI-6930, a next-generation 6U dual-slot CompactPCI (cPCI) processor blade that provides high performance compute blades with flexible expansion capabilities. The cPCI-6930 features a 1.8 GHz eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2448L, Intel C604 chipset, and DDR3-1333 ECC registered memory up to 48GB capacity.
On-card connectivity includes four front panel GbE egress ports, 4GB soldered SATA NAND flash, optional bootable CompactFlash socket, and optional SAS/SATA direct connector for an onboard 2.5” drive to provide flexible storage capabilities. Rear I/O connectivity includes up to three SATA ports and up to eight SAS ports supporting hardware RAID via two mini-SAS connectors.
The cPCI-6930 is suitable for server-grade applications, providing telecom and datacom system integrators, robust computer makers and security sectors a flexible, cost-effective solution for mission critical applications with a reliable, smooth path for scalability and expansion.
“With its eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2448L and three independent channels of DDR3-1333 RDIMM memory up to 48GB capacity, the cPCI-6930 delivers the computing power of 16 concurrent threads, massive I/O and memory capacity, and flexible connectivity for high-end telecom and security applications requiring server class performance,” according to Eric Kao, Director of ADLINK”s Embedded Computing Product Segment.
With Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, the cPCI-6930 utilizes processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core to increase processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software. Intel Turbo Boost Technology also allows the cPCI-6930 to run faster than the base operating frequency if operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits, maximizing performance and energy efficiency.
High-speed data-transfer via four front panel GbE ports is enabled on the cPCI-6930 by an Intel® 82580EB Gigabit Ethernet controller. Two additional GbE ports are routed to the J3 connector to support PICMG 2.16. Additional onboard I/O includes one VGA port, two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 ports and one RS-232 serial port. The cPCI-6930 also provides a PMC/XMC expansion site supporting 64-bit 133MHz PCI modules or PCI Express x8 XMC modules.