The AcQ Inducom “Medusa”VPX3424 is a 3U OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) Single Board Computer (SBC) featuring the all-new T4240 QorIQ® Processor from Freescale Semiconductor. This 12-core, 24-thread processor running at up to 1.8GHz is based on the e6500 core with AltiVec® technology and offers the cutting edge of both performance (up to 173 GFlops) and power efficiency. With up to 12GB DDR3 RAM with ECC and a range of fast interconnects, it forms the beating heart of this new board, bringing you unparalleled performance.
Using the T4240’s built-in AltiVec® technology accelerators, cryptographic engine and high-speed serial interfaces, the VPX3424 is capable of processing data at record-breaking speeds for many common algorithms such as FFTs, image analysis, networking or wireless protocols. Further accelerators allow for extensive hardware-based parsing, scheduling (QoS) and queue management.
The VPX3424 has a large, user-programmable FPGA and dozens of customizable OpenVPX™ User I/O pins, allowing you to add support for application specific interfaces or offload specialized tasks to the FPGA. From adding a simple PWM signal to multiple additional Ethernet controllers, the user-programmable FPGA adds great flexibility to meet your design needs.
Support for VxWorks®, Integrity®, PikeOS™ and Linux is planned for the VPX3424, as well as an OS-less BSP. Other Operating Systems are available on request. Each supported software environment comes with extensive documentation, example software, compiler and IDE. Furthermore, a development kit will be available for the on-board user-programmable FPGA with code examples and documentation to kick-start your firmware development.
Small Form Factor System
A conduction cooled ruggedized REDI (VITA 48) variant of the VPX3424 is available as part of the upcoming AcQ Inducom OpenVPX™-based small form factor system (VITA 75), a highly modular and extendable platform for a range of embedded applications. This system brings together an optimized combination of performance and SWaP. AcQ Inducom offers a wide range of boards for this system using the OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) architecture. These boards include I/O, networking and audio functionality.