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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: X-ES Intel Xeon D-2700-based 3U VPX-REDI Module

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March 14, 2022

This week’s product, Extreme Engineering Solutions’ (X-ES’) XPedite7870 3U VPX-REDI Module, is a single-board computer (SBC) based on the Intel Xeon D-2700 series (formerly Ice Lake-D) of processors. It is targeted at computationally heavy applications requiring maximum data and information protection such as Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), radar, and other mission-critical defense systems.

Intel Advantage

The Intel Xeon D-2700 processors are power-efficient System-on-Chip (SoC) packages with integrated 40 Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed connectivity. Offering significant improvements over existing Xeon D processors in terms of sheer processing power and memory density, Ice Lake-D technology is ideal for computationally heavy applications. With native temperature support between -40˚C and up to 85˚C and featuring high-density BGA packages, these processors are built to support rugged applications in more diverse conditions than ever before.

Xeon D-2700 series High Core Count (HCC) products provide maximum processing capabilities in as many as 20 cores for high-performance computing with four memory channels. These new processors come with full support from Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG). Intel has committed to 15-year availability for this new family of processors, making them a reliable component in solutions for years to come.

More Speed Features

The XPedite7870 provides incredible speed with two 40GBASE-KR4 and one 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports. It accommodates up to 64 GB of DDR4 ECC SDRAM in four channels and as many as 32 GB of onboard SLC NAND flash in addition to numerous I/O ports, including USB 2.0, PCIe, and RS-232/422/485 serial through the backplane connectors.

Security Features 

The XPedite7870 integrates SecureCOTS technology with a Microsemi PolarFire FPGA for hosting custom functions to protect data from being modified or observed and provides an ideal solution when stringent security capabilities are required.

Other Features

  • Up to 20 Xeon-class cores in a single, power-efficient SoC package
  • SKUs available with native extended temperature support
  • Compatible with multiple VITA 65 OpenVPX slot profiles
  • Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) per VITA 48
  • Two x4 Gen3, one x4 Gen2, and two x2 Gen2 PCIe interfaces
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • Two RS-232/422/485 serial ports
  • Wind River VxWorks BSP
  • X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) BSP
  • Contact factory for SATA, PCIe Gen4, or 100GBASE-KR4 availability
  • Contact factory for availability of Green Hills INTEGRITY, QNX Neutrino, and LynuxWorks LynxOS BSPs, as well as Microsoft Windows drivers

For more information, visit the XPedite7870 product page here, or visit the company’s website, or follow the links below.


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Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES)

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Verona, Wisconsin 53593