Kontron continues to update its 3U SBCs to introduce new capabilities
Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announces that as part of its ongoing support of the developing SOSA™ Technical Standard, it has upgraded the VX305C-40G 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer (SBC) to align with SOSA™ Technical Standard Snapshot 3, released in July 2020. This important update replaces the mini-SATA Solid State Drive with a faster and larger capacity NVMe SSD. In addition, a new non-SOSA variant of the VX305H-40G is now available that offers additional industry-standard I/Os such as USB, SATA, general-purpose I/O, and XMC mapped pins.
In response to customer requests for better performance and greater flexibility from its SOSA™-aligned products, Kontron has executed a mid-life update to its popular VX305C-40G I/O Intensive Single-Board Computer (SBC) and VX305H-40G Compute Intensive SBC.
The VX305C-40G has been updated to change the SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) to a higher-performance and larger NVMe SSD. The new VX305C-40G design will offer a 4-lane PCI Express interface to the M.2-based NVMe drive. In addition, the default drive will increase to 260 Gigabytes, with larger sizes also available. This change will increase SSD write performance by 166% and read performance by 314%.
A new non-SOSA aligned variant of the VX305H-40G is also now available. This new variant adds a P2 connector with an HDMI or Display Port++ video interface, SATA III storage port, two USB2 and one USB3 ports (with power), 1000BASE-T Ethernet, three GPIO signals, and 16 single-ended and 8 differential pairs of XMC I/O (X16s+X8d). This variant is ideal for applications that do not require SOSA™ alignment but which can benefit from 40 Gigabit Ethernet and a wide, 8-lane PCIe Gen3 Expansion Plane port.
“These updates to the VX305C-40G and VX305H-40G further extend the capabilities of these popular SBCs.” says Matthias Huber, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America. “We are committed to provide the best SBC solutions for both the SOSA™ and non-SOSA VPX markets.”
The SOSA™ Technical Standard is being developed by the SOSA™ Consortium, a voluntary, consensus-based member consortium of The Open Group, a vendor-neutral technology standards organization. The SOSA™ Consortium is a government, industry and academic alliance developing an open technical standard for sensors and C5ISR systems.