Tuesday, April 24th 2012

X-ES Supports 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor Across Product Line

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is supporting the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor across eight industry-standard form factors -- COM Express, 3U VPX, 6U VPX, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, VME, air-cooled PrPMC/XMC, and conduction-cooled PrPMC/XMC. The XPedite7470 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) and XCalibur4401 6U CompactPCI SBC are the first products available from X-ES to support the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor.

3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors provide higher performance and lower power compared to 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors. 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors also include Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11, supporting OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1.

Initially, X-ES products are available with these versions of the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor:
  • Quad-core Intel Core i7-3615QE, 2.3GHz
  • Quad-core Intel Core i7-3612QE, 2.1GHz
When dual-core versions of 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors become available, they will be supported on X-ES products.

Because of the lower power consumption of the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors, quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors are more easily supported in conduction-cooled applications. As with all Intel processors used in X-ES designs, the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors are on Intel's embedded roadmap, guaranteeing at least seven years of availability for our customers.

For more information, visit the data-sheets of XPedite 7470, XCalibur 4401, and the product page.
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