Kontron extends its modular open systems architecture product line with a new VPX single board computer payload module

by donpedro

Today Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announced the new VX305H-40G 3U OpenVPX single board computer module. It continues to build on its successful VX305x SBCs and the I/O intensive VX305C-40G, which began shipping in December 2018. The VX305H-40G brings high-performance Xeon-D based computing and 40/10 Gigabit Ethernet networking in a package that is both developed in alignment with the SOSA(TM) technical standard and is compatible with the US Army’s CMOSS definition.

Kontron continues its tradition of offering high-performance open systems architecture (OSA) computing products with their new VX305H-40G 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Designed to the VITA 65 slot profile SLT3-PAY-1F1F2U1TU1T1U1T-14.2.16 (known as the “Compute Intensive SBC profile”) chosen for inclusion in the SOSA(TM) technical standard, the VX305H-40G combines the computational power of the 12-core Intel® Xeon® D-1559 processor with multiple high-performance data pipes, including a 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Data Plane, a second 10 GbE Data Plane, a 10 GbE control plane, and a wide, 8-lane PCI Express Gen 3 Expansion plane port. This combination in an OSA platform makes it an ideal choice when designing a high-performance sensor system using modular open systems architecture principals.

“Kontron is again demonstrating industry-leading support of open systems architecture efforts, both in the US DoD and worldwide,” says Andy Mason, VP/Head of Technology Platforms at Kontron. “The VX305H-40G fills an important niche in the OSA domain and provides the high-end processing and networking features needed by today’s demanding defense sensor platforms. Kontron is proud to be helping system integrators bring new and better capabilities to the warfighter faster than ever before.”

The Kontron VX305H-40G in detail

The Kontron VX305H-40G leverages the Intel® Xeon® D-1559 processor, which provides best-in-class computation performance for demanding signal and image processing applications. The VX305H-40G combines that with a 40 GigaGbE Data Plane, a second 10 GbE Data Plane, a 10 GbE Control Plane, and a wide, four-lane PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 expansion plane to the backplane for system I/O. It also offers an XMC site to easily add front-panel I/O or bulk data storage. The result is a versatile 3U SBC platform designed to fit in any SOSA(TM) or CMOSS payload profile slot with a ruggedized package for harsh size, weight, power, and cost constrained environments (SWaP-C).

Other features of the VX305H-40G include a Kontron-designed VITA 46.11 compatible Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC) to provide system-wide health management, sequenced system power-up, and Temperature/Power/Performance management. To complement this, the VX305H-40G offers a Power-On Built-in Test (PBIT) that give designers a comprehensive package for board and system diagnosis. An additional layered product includes CMON, a lightweight, user-configurable, continuous system monitoring tool.

Early field test (EFT) boards are scheduled to ship before the end of April 2019.

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