Concurrent Technologies launches a 6U VPX board

Concurrent Technologies has launched its VR E7x/msd, a 6U VPX computing board based upon the recently launched Intel Xeon processor E-2176M.

Concurrent claims the Intel Xeon processor E-2176M supports 50% more processor cores within the same power envelope and features six-cores. compared to previous generation quad-core processors from the same product family.

In addition to the launch of VR E7x/msd 6U VPX board, Concurrent says it is introducing the same processor across a number of other form factors, including VMEbus.

The VR E7x/msd should also include the option of front panel mounted USB 3.1 ports, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, enhanced storage options and improved digital graphics outputs.

Direct attached storage options are said to include a SATA flash disk and two M.2 modules. Concurrent says these utilise PCI Express connectivity and NVMe support for a high capacity solution suitable for use in challenging environments.

VR E7x/msd features an option for dual XMC modules to support I/O expansion, included to fulfil a system management role for high performance 6U VPX processing solutions.

Initial shipments of the product will be air-cooled, Concurrent adds, with production quantities expected in Q3. A conduction-cooled version designed to meet an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C will also be available after further qualification testing. Initial operating system support will be for Linux and Windows, with optional support for others such as VxWorks, will follow based on customer demand.

Bethan Grylls