Kontron has announced the launch of the Kontron 3U VPX graphics board VX3324, offering leading-edge desktop-class graphics capabilities. The graphics board comes in an embedded form factor and targets military and aerospace applications. It has been designed for long lifecycle applications and is equipped with the AMD Radeon E6460 graphics processing unit. The new VPX graphics board has been optimized for size, weight, power and cooling (SWAP-C) constrained applications and supports the latest high-end graphics performance features such as DirectX 11 OpenGL 4.0 and Shader model 5.0, providing an immersive 3D user experience. Moreover, it reduces the bill-of-material in multi-monitor environments with its support of up to three independent high-resolution monitors.
Despite its powerful graphics capabilities, the Kontron VX3324 requires only up to 22 watts, enabling applications to be designed with a low-power footprint and low-heat dissipation to meet the needs of power and heat sensitive situational awareness, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications. Further target segments include, command and control workstations, radar consoles and cockpit displays. Users can experience an increased field of view by spanning the video signal across three monitors. The integrated unified video decoder effectively offloads the system host processor when decoding HD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 part 2 video streams, leaving maximum system resources for mission-critical tasks.