The XPand6208 is a true Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) rugged system based on the 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 (formerly Broadwell-H) processor and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch. With a compact design and weighing less than nine pounds, the XPand6208 maximizes processing and networking performance while minimizing SWaP. The XPand6208 provides a SWaP-optimized alternative to traditionally larger slot-based systems; it is an actual Small Form Factor (SFF) system based on COTS 3U VPX modules.
The XPand6208’s first slot supports the XPedite7570 3U VPX 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7-based SBC mated with the XPort3301 dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet XMC. The XPand6208’s second slot supports the XChange3018 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch. The XChange3018 can be configured as a fully managed Layer 2 switch or Layer 3 router. The XChange3018 delivers full wire-speed across all of its ports and supports jumbo packets up to 12 kB. It supports IPv6, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), and a comprehensive set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols. The XChange3018 optionally supports compliance with the VICTORY specification as an Infrastructure Switch and Router. The XPedite5205 Cisco IOS® Router XMC can be installed on the XChange3018 to provide highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes.
The system also supports the XPort6193 removable high-density SATA SSD memory module for highly secure and encrypted solid-state storage. The XPand6208 supports the rear I/O from the installed VPX modules with two 130-pin circular connectors. This fully ruggedized system is designed to meet the rigorous standards of MIL-STD-810 and DO-160, while integrating the latest power-saving and performance-enhancing technology. The heat from the internal conduction-cooled modules is conducted to sidewall heat exchangers, where it is dissipated to the ambient environment by convection cooling or to an attached cold plate by conduction cooling. The system includes an integrated MIL-STD-704 28 VDC power supply and MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering.