COTS Products | April 2017


Intel Atom E38xx-based EBX SBC Provides Extended Capabilities

Versalogic has announced the “Viper”, an EBX format, fanless SBC with a choice of performance level; single, dual-, and quad-core models. Compare with the “Montevina” Core 2 Duo processor, the Intel Atom E38xx-based quad-core unit can deliver twice the performance with overall power consumption of 6 watts (typical), one-third less. Two levels of security are provided. The on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip prevents unauthorized access and the built-in AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) processor instructions adds additional protection. The target market includes defense, medical and industrial control requires protection against cyberattacks.

On-board I/O ports include a USB 3.0 port, six USB 2.0 ports, two 10/100 Ethernet, four serial ports, thirty-two digital I/O lines, eight 12-bit analog inputs and four 12-bit analog outputs. Additionally, the Dual SATA interfaces support high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. Intel’s gen 7 HD graphic processor supports two simultaneous 1080p video streams, encoding and decoding of H.264, MVC, VP8, VC1/WMV9 and other standards. Furthermore, it supports dual display support, DirectX 11, Open GL 4.0 and full HD video playback with resolution up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz. Video interfaces include the mini DisplayPort++ outputs, VGA and a single/dual-channel LVDS display outputs.

The unit can be expanded via its dual Mini PCIe sockets for plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, other mini cards (MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and Analog) and a microSD socket for solid-state drive (SSD). The Viper is designed for rugged applications with temperature ranges from -40 to +85 degrees C. It meets the MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration with transient voltage suppression (TVS) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.

Tualatin, OR
(503) 747-2261


NXP i.MX6-based Modular Computer Supports the Qseven

DFI Tech has announced the FS700, an NXP i.MX6-based modular Qseven computer. The 1.0 GHz SoC processor operates with less than 5W of power with 1 Gbyte or 2 Gbytes of DDR3 system memory and up to 16 Gbytes of eMMC Flash memory. I/O interfaces include CANbus, RS-232, LAN, I2S, dual I2C, and 4x USB 3.0 with expandable x1 PCIe, 1x SATA 2.0 and a microSD socket. The HDMI graphics supports resolution up to 1920×1200 at 60 Hz and 2560×1600 at 60Hz (dual LVDS). Video and 2D/3D graphics are built-in. The unit is Qseven 1.2 specification compliant.

DFI Tech
Sacramento, CA
(916) 558-1234


HiRel Power Hybrid Product Line Targets Mil/Aero Applications

Solid State Devices, Inc. (SSDI) has announced its new HiRel Power Hybrid product line. The initial offerings are half-bridge hermetic power hybrids but will soon be followed by other families such as DC-DC converters. The line includes three new half-bridge, N-Channel MOSFET Power Hybrids, the SPH3270FP, SPH12100FP, and SPH24100FP. These hermetic devices share many key features and are ideal for high reliability applications such as motor controls, inverters, converters, robotics and so on.

The low on-resistance ratings of these devices are a key advantage, which translates into high efficiency, fast switching capabilities with lower conduction losses and cooler operation. These characteristics can potentially lower costs by reducing the number of components and heat-sinking requirements needed. In addition to the performance benefits, the high reliability of these hybrid products is exhibited by the rugged poly-Si gate, high single pulse avalanche energy rating, voltage rating, and hermetically sealed isolated packaging (flat pack, 12 pin package). Class H and K Level screening based on MIL-PRF-38534 are available. Additional requirements such as built-in Zener diode protection, gate resistor, built-in isolated / non-isolated gate drivers and anti-parallel diode for faster switching as well as other modifications can be addressed by SSDI’s in-house engineering and manufacturing team.

La Mirada, CA
(562) 404-4474


Rugged 4-Port USB 3.1 Hub Features Locking Connections and Extended Temp

ACCES I/O Products offers a rugged, industrial-strength, 4-port USB 3.1 hub—the USB3-104-HUB. Designed for the harshest environments, this small industrial/military grade hub features extended temperature operation (-40 to +85 degrees C), locking USB and power connections, and an industrial steel enclosure for shock and vibration mitigation. The OEM version (board only) is PC/104 sized and can easily be installed in new or existing PC/104-based systems as well. The USB3-104-HUB makes it easy to add USB-based I/O to an embedded system or to connect peripherals such as external hard drives, keyboards, GPS, wireless and more.

This versatile four port hub can be bus powered or self (externally) powered. User may choose from two power inputs (power jack and terminal block) to provide a full 900mA source at 5V on each of the downstream ports. Additionally, a wide input power option exists to accept from 7VDC to 28VDC. All type A and type B USB connections feature a locking, high retention design that complies with class 1, Div II minimum withdrawal requirements. Over 11 pounds of force (50 Newtons), is required to disconnect a cable from the type A connectors.

These connectors have a positive locking tab to quickly differentiate it from standard USB connectors. The Type B connection follows the USB3 Vision standard and features a screw lock USB cable to ensure secure connection to the USB3-104-HUB. Using the locking/latching USB connections on this hub increases reliability in your system and prevents accidental disconnection. Prices start at $229.

ACCES I/O Products
San Diego, CA
(858) 550-9559


4th Gen Core cPCI Board Provides Multiple Security Configurations

EKF Elektronik has announced the PC4-PRESTO, a 3U CompactPCI PlusIO CPU board with a 4th Generation Intel Core mobile processor (Haswell dual- or quad-core) including the i3, i5 and i7. The front panel has two Gbit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and two Mini DisplayPort ports. Local expansion mezzanine boards (side cards) are also available. Firmware include the customizable (by EKF) Phoenix UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with CSM. Multiple security configurations are available including TPM 2.0 for highest level of certified platform protection and Infineon Optiga SLB 9665 cryptographic processor, conforming to the TCG 2.0 specification. RTOS supported include LynxOS, QNX, Real-Time Linux and VxWorks.

EKF Elektronik
Hamm, Germany
+49 (0)2381/6890-0


3U MicroTCA Chassis Accommodates AMC.1, AMC.2 and AMC.4

Vadatech has announced the VT884, a 3U 12-slot MicroTCA chassis that accommodates AMC.1 (ports 4 to 11), AMC.2 (ports 0 and 1) and AMC.3 (ports 2 and 3 are routed to adjacent slots). Additionally, it complies with the PICMG 3.0 Rev 3.0 and Module Management IPMI Version 2.0. The processors include fully populated High-end Virtex UltraScale XCVU440 (Xilinx), while the Extended Options and PinoutPlus can be used to support tightly-coupled networks of FPGAs. Operating temperatures are from -5 to 55 degrees C while the relative humidity 5 to 95 percent (non-condensing). Three 1100 W power supplies operate from 110-240 VAC (47-63Hz) or -36V to -75V (DC).

Henderson, NV
(702) 896-3337


Type 6 COM Express Boards Serve Up 7th Intel Core Processors

American Portwell Technology has announced the release of the PCOM-B643VG (shown) Type 6 COM Express Basic (125mm x 95mm) module, and the PCOM-B644VG Type 6 COM Express Compact (95mm x 95mm) module, developed with the 7th generation Intel Core processors (codenamed Kaby Lake). The Portwell PCOM-B643VG Type 6 COM Express module supports the 7th generation Intel Core mobile processors (codenamed Kaby Lake-H) and Intel QM175 and CM238 express chipsets; up to 32 GB DDR4-2133MT/s SDRAM on two SODIMM sockets; two DisplayPort (DP), one VGA and one LVDS output; 4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0; 4x SATA3; 8x PCIe x1 and 1x PCIe x16; 1x GbE; and wide voltage support from 6V to 18V.

The PCOM-B644VG Type 6 COM Express Compact module features the 7th generation Intel Core ultra-low power processors (codenamed Kaby Lake-U); up to 32GB DDR4-2133MT/s SDRAM on two SODIMM sockets; one DisplayPort (DP), one VGA and one LVDS output; 4x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0; 2x SATA3, 5x PCIe x1 and 1x PCIe x4 (PEG); 1x GbE; and wide voltage support from 6V to 18V. More specifically, the PCOM-B644VG COM Express module supports up to 32 GB non-ECC DDR4 up to 2400 MHz on two 288-pin SODIMM sockets, making it faster than its predecessor.

American Portwell Technology
Fremont, CA
(510) 403-3399


Xeon-Based Secure Rack Server Has Built-in System Security

Mercury Systems has its Ensemble HDS9624 Secure Rack Server to address the need for rack servers with system security features that can be forward deployed or sold to allies under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) programs. The rack server includes both ruggedization and a fully trusted supply chain for both hardware and software. Rack servers deployed for missions in wide-body aircraft, ships, submarines, or ground stations need to be secure, trusted, and rugged. Security comes through system security features that deter reverse engineering. Mercury provides these security features as a turnkey solution or as a customer-private, customizable portfolio of techniques. Trust comes through DMEA accredited design, manufacturing, and testing by US personnel in US facilities that minimize the risk of backdoors, counterfeits, and trojans.

The board support package, BIOS, and network stack are designed by US personnel and are available for inspection by government agencies. Ruggedness is delivered by applying ANSI/VITA 48.7 Air Flow-By mechanical and cooling techniques to a standard ATX-based server form factor. Together, the system security features and trusted supply chain of the Secure Rack Server are designed to help system integrators meet U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) instruction 5200.44 “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks.”

The HDS9624 Secure Rack Server is an ATX-class server with two 10-core Intel Xeon E5 v4 processors with a cache-coherent memory pool running a single SMP operating system across all cores in both processors. The design of the HDS9624 server is optimized for both memory bandwidth and I/O bandwidth, resulting in a high-performance server architecture that can be used for sensor processing as well as mission computing. Because the HDS9624 server is based on standard server designs, it benefits from the full software ecosystem for networking, storage, and data center applications. For portability and isolation in a secure setting, the HDS9624 server has options for secure virtualization and a secure hypervisor.

Mercury Systems
Chelmsford, MA
(866) 627-6951


Multi-Purpose Embedded System Features Two Swappable SATA HDDs

Axiomtek has announce the launch of the tBOX324-894-FL, its latest multi-functional fanless embedded computer certified with EN 50155, EN 50121, E-Mark, ISO 7637, DNV 2.4 and compliant with EN 45545-2, IEC 60945 for use in vehicle applications. It embeds 7th generation Intel Core and Celeron processors (official codename: Kaby Lake-U). The transportation box PC is equipped with two DDR4-1866/2133 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 32 Gbytes of system memory. It is equipped with two swappable 2.5-inch SATA3 HDDs and one CFast slot. The all-in-one tBOX324-894-FL features modular I/O design allowing flexibility of different combinations: for example, with four M12 connectors or optionally four RJ-45 for GbE LANs; with three isolated COMs and one isolated CANbus; or with four isolated COM ports.

City of Industry, CA
(626) 581-3232

Compact Industrial PC Series Offers Broad Industrial Interface Support

EFCO has introduced its SmartAIO U7-300 Series that offers broad industrial interface support. Based on the latest Intel Atom processors and highly-integrated Qseven CPU modules, the new EFCO SmartAIO computers are extremely compact measuring just 138 x 100 x 57 mm (5.43 x 3.93 x 2.24 inches). It is designed for maximum network interoperability offering essential gateway connectivity for today’s Internet-of-Things (IoT)-ready automation applications. The systems extended application-specific interface support includes 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4x USB (2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0), 1x HDMI, 2x RS-232, 2xRS-232/422/485, 8-bit Isolation GPI, 8-bit Isolation GPO and Audio (1x Line-out, 1x MIC-in). In addition, EFCO can provide customized I/O modules enabling OEMs to reduce development time and costs and meet shorter customer delivery schedules.

The SmartAIO U7-300 offers wide input voltage (+9 V to +32 V) matching a diverse range of power requirements and supports industrial temperature operation from 0 to + 60 degrees C. The latest industrial PCs from EFCO are also equipped with slots for half and full-size PCI Express mini cards that can be used to support wireless functionality such as 3G/4G LTE and Bluetooth. Optional operating systems including Microsoft Windows 8 / Windows 8 embedded, Windows 7 / Windows 7 Embedded Compact or Linux are available.

EFCO Americas
Encinitas, CA
(760) 827-8600


SFF Rugged Box System Embeds Cisco Embedded Services Router

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has introduced its newest multi-function computing and networking subsystem, the small form factor DuraWORX 8043. The rugged, compact system uniquely combines the power of the latest 6th gen “Skylake” Intel Xeon E3-based processor (with Error-Correcting Code memory) and Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) networking technology.

The DuraWORX 8043’s Cisco 5915 secure router technology provides extensive security capabilities (VPN, IPS/IDS, NAT, Encryption), and information assurance validations per FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria. Leveraging ubiquitous Cisco Systems enterprise networking infrastructure, the DuraWORX 8043 extends Cisco IOS beyond the reach of traditional fixed networks into mobile and embedded systems applications. Its advanced network security features include extensive IPv4/IPV6 routing protocols, firewall and intrusion detection functionality, and encryption (AES/NSA Suite B). Remote VoIP phone services and Mobile Ad Hoc network (MANET) routing for on-demand network connectivity to UHF/VHF/Wi-Fi/tactical radio platforms are also supported.

The dual-use (commercial and military) DuraWORX 8043 is an ITAR-free LRU. It’s designed to stringent MIL and commercial aerospace standards including MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-704F and RTCA/DO-160G conditions for environmental, power and EMI compliance. The unit includes a military-grade power supply that supports aircraft (MIL-STD-704F, DO-160G) and ground vehicle (MIL-STD-1275D) voltages with capabilities for optional 50/200 ms power hold-up and N+1 failover redundancy. For graphics-intensive applications, the unit supports OpenGL on its integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics GPU. It also supports OpenCL, providing up to 640 Gflops of performance and its powerful Advanced Vector Extensions are available to accelerate math-intensive algorithms.

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Ashburn, VA
(703) 779-7800


Cable Assemblies Boast Low-Smoke Zero-Halogen Performance

CDM Electronics has announced the availability of its semi-custom SAFER (Smoke and Fire Exposure Reducing) Cable Assembly Series for RF, Ethernet (RJ45), and power applications. The low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) SAFER cable assemblies offer low-smoke properties that reduce the amount and density of smoke to make it easier for occupants to exit a space in the event of a fire, while their zero-halogen properties reduce toxicity and corrosivity that can harm buildings, electronic equipment, and metallic structures. They are provided standard in the most popular configurations, in lengths ranging from 1 to 25 feet, and are overmolded for added safety and durability. Assemblies meet all applicable CMR, UL/NEC, CSA and NFPA safety requirements.

CDM Electronics
Washington Twp., NJ
(856) 740-1200


Rugged 3U VPX Xeon-D Blade Delivers Server-Grade Performance

ADLINK Technology has introduced its VPX3010 Series rugged 3U VPX processor blade with 12-core Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 SoC for server-grade computing performance. The ADLINK VPX3010 Series is SWaP-optimized and provides an extended operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C. The rugged processor blade includes DDR4-2133 soldered ECC SDRAM up to 16 Gbytes; 2x 10G-KR and up to 3x 1GbE; up to PCIe x16 Gen3 interface supporting non-transparent bridge; one XMC expansion slot with PCIe x8 Gen3 with Rear I/O to P2; USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbits/s for high I/O throughput. The VPX3010 Series is available as both convection and conduction-cooled with conformal coating.

ADLINK Technology San Jose, CA (408) 360-0200


Mini PCIe Cards Provide MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Solutions

Abaco Systems has announced the rugged R15-MPCIE MIL-STD-1553 Mini PCI Express card and RAR-MPCIE (shown) ARINC 429 Mini PCI Express card. They are ideal for harsh environments in which shock and vibration can create reliability challenges. Both units are also very small (30mm x 50.95 mm x 4.7mm) and lightweight for applications deployed in highly-constrained platforms where SWaP needs to be minimized. The R15-MPCIE supports two fully-capable dual redundant channels, giving it greater functional density than competing products. The RAR-MPCIE features eight receive and four transmit channels and can be configured to include one receive and one transmit ARINC 717 channel. Both cards also offer discrete I/O capabilities.

Both products are optimized for avionics test and simulation applications as well as field test and support, with a combination of small size and weight and powerful logging capabilities. These same attributes also make the boards ideal for small form factor mission critical systems. The API (application programming interface) for the two new products is consistent with existing Abaco avionics products allowing customers of Abaco’s broad MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC offerings to take advantage of a proven and familiar interface, and allow for the re-use of existing code for faster development, qualification and deployment.

Abaco Systems
Huntsville, AL
(866) 652-2226


TCP Accelerator Platform Features Security for Ethernet Networks

Intilop has announced a full TCP and UDP Accelerator with Network Security capability which performs functions of firewall and other monitoring functions at full line rate. The full TCP/UDP Offload (TOE) Core performs Protocol Offload of all phases of TCP/IP software in High performance FPGAs, without CPU involvement. This is a major departure from the traditional TCP software.

The Security add-on module performs port filtering, blocking, monitoring and related functions in FPGA hardware at line speed thereby relieving CPU from these tasks. The Security module can be removed from the Base-TOE Core. These functions are performed in 100 nanoseconds at full 10G bps and 40G bps line rate with ultra-precision and zero jitter. In traditional systems that use TCP software for protocol processing and network security processing the CPU gets bogged down under high traffic rates specially at 10G and 40G rates, causing traffic backups and sometimes missing some ‘Critical Security Events’. Fully working out-of-the-box solutions are available on Xilinx (shown) and Altera based FPPG boards. TOE, by itself can be used as a standalone solution without Security for many other network acceleration applications.

Ultra-fast and precise processing of TCP and UDP in 100 nanoseconds at 10Gbps & 40G bps that implement from 2 to 16384 TCP and UDP sessions in one single IP core sets the bar much higher for speed and performance. The TCP/UDP accelerators have a 7+ year mature and proven TCP Protocol Compliant architecture. The Security module for their latest 40G TOE is planned for Q3 2017

Milpitas, CA
(408) 791-6700


3.5-inch Industrial SBC Sports 6th Gene Intel Skylake Core Processor

ADL Embedded Solutions has announced their latest high-performance industrial 3.5-inch Intel Core SBC. Based on 6th generation Intel Core Skylake processors and Intel’s Q170 chipset, the ADLQ170HDS features include 32 Gbytes of DDR4 DRAM, TPM 2.0, 4x SATA 6Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe X1, and much more. This makes it ideal for a variety of industrial applications where high-performance is an absolute necessity, but no less critical are less tangible features like high MTBF, long-life availability, hardware and firmware revision control, obsolescence management, technical, engineering and design support.

ADL Embedded Solutions
San Diego, CA
(858) 490-0597


Server-grade COM Express Board Has 64 GB Memory Capacity

Advantech has announced a Type 7 COM Express Basic Module–the SOM-5992. SOM-5992 is powered by a server-grade processor with up to 16-core scalability and up to 64 Gbytes of DDR4 memory. Integrated with two 10GBASE-KR, it provides high bandwidth interfaces for data transmission and reception. The board’s Intel Xeon 16-core processor is combined with a PCIe x16 and 8 PCIe x1 support Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB), which allows redundancy via PCIe. This reduces data loss, allowing a secondary system to take over PCIe storage devices if a CPU fails, and provides high availability for continuous service applications. The board supports iManager, WISE-PaaS/RMM and Embedded Software APIs.

Irvine, CA
(949) 789-7178


6U VPX Board Blends Xeon Processor D-1500 and TPM Security

Kontron has announced a new 6U VPX multi-processing board with Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family Octa-Core CPUs. It is well suited for streaming radar signals, image-processing and embedded server-type applications. Features include a dual-node architecture with 8-core 2 GHz Intel Xeon D processors, AVX2 SIMD extensions, up to 32 Gbytes of on-board soldered DDR4 (with ECC), up to 24 Mbytes of high speed cache memory and an embedded 2-D SM750 graphics controller per node.

Each VX6090’s node provides dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet, two 1 Gb Ethernet controllers and M.2 slots for data storage on COTS SSD devices. In addition, SATA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, serials and GPIOs are available on the front panel and to the rear backplane. For further I/O expansion, the VX6090 is also available with an optional XMC site. Adding advanced security, the Kontron’s VX6090 integrates a TPM secure element and offers security protection with trusted boot, authentication by TPM and secure boot solutions. The board is available in Standard commercial air-cooled and in Rugged air-cooled grades.

Kontron America
Poway, CA
(858) 677-0877