CHAMP-AV9/VPX6-463 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 4th Gen Digital Signal Processor Card
The CHAMP-AV9 combines the floating point performance of the Intel Core i7 processors, with the substantial bandwidth and system-enabling features of the 6U OpenVPX form-factor. Providing a pair of quad-core 4th generation Core-i7 (Haswell) processors, featuring the updated AVX 2.0 instruction units and redesigned on-chip graphics execution units, the CHAMP-AV9 offers a 2-4X performance per size, weight and power improvement over previous DSP modules. A dual-channel 25 GB/s (each) DDR3 memory per CPU provides ample bandwidth to simultaneously serve CPU access and streaming I/O from the VPX backplane interfaces.
The Intel quad-core 4th generation core-i7 CPU's contain substantial improvements over previous generations of processors: Double the floating-point performance with a fused multiply-add AVX instruction, Ability to load two and store one operand per clock, L1 and L2 cache bandwidth doubled, Faster CPU clock, and substantially improved on-chip Graphics Execution Units. The CHAMP-AV9 specifically has been upgraded to DDR 1600 and rugged implementations will incorporate thermal management solutions that minimize throttling in the Curtiss-Wright benchmark L100 and L200 environments.
The CHAMP-AV9 incorporates the enhancements of the OpenVPX (VITA 65) standard with a complete suite of Data Plane, Expansion Plane, and Control Plane interfaces. With up to 14 GB/s of data plane fabric and 32 GB/s of expansion plane performance the CHAMP-AV9 has the bandwidth required to effectively harness the power of the processors.
The CHAMP-AV9 is supported with operating systems and development tools including VxWorks, Linux, and Gedae. Curtiss-Wright provides signal processing libraries and data movement middleware for message passing and bulk data transfers. The Continuum Insights suite of multi-processor development tools provides system management, development, and event viewing features to lower the cost of developing multi-core, multi-processor software.
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- CHAMP-AV9 6U OpenVPX 4th Gen Intel Core i7 DSP Board Data Sheet
- White Paper: Tackling Defense Apps by Harnessing the Intel Core i7's Integrated GPU
- Case Study: Using Intel-based COTS for On-deck Optical Threat Detection
- Continuum Math Libraries Product Sheet
- OpenHPEC Accelerator Suite Product Sheet
- OpenHPEC Accelerator Suite Quick Start Kit
- White Paper: Understanding HPEC Computing - The Ten Axioms
- White Paper: Addressing the Challenges of Lead-free Technology in Mil-Aero Electronics
- White Paper: High-performance Element Processing Architecture for Open Standards Radar Systems
- White Paper: Fabric40 - An Introduction
- COTS Boards Brochure
- Extreme numerical processing for DSP and general purpose applications
- Reduces size, weight, and power 2-4X over previous generations
- Seamless integration into HPEC systems including FPGA’s, GPGPU’s, Sensor I/O and Middleware
- 6U OpenVPX compliant
- Two Intel Core-i7 quad-core 4th generation processors
- 614-1318 GFLOPs peak computing performance
- 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM with ECC
- Four 40 Gb Ethernet Data Plane interfaces at an aggregate 112 Gbps
- Two 16-lane Gen3 PCI Express Expansion Plane interfaces
- Power management features
- TPM Support (optional)
- VxWorks BSP and Linux LSP
- Rugged air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
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