Embedded Technologies

X-ES rugged, embedded products are built to utilize the latest in embedded technology from industry-leading companies for maximum performance and reliability in even the most rugged of environments, from frigid tundra to blistering hot desert, and everything in between.

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Intel® Processors

Embedded boards and systems by X-ES operate at advanced levels with Intel® Xeon® D, Intel® Core™ i7, and Intel® Atom™ embedded processors.

Featuring the full product range of fully-validated and qualified Intel® chipsets, X-ES is certain to have the right Intel® solution for your project.
From high-speed processing to mission-critical computing, X-ES Intel® products work hard to ensure success.

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NXP Processors

As an NXP (formerly Freescale) Proven Partner, X-ES possesses the expertise necessary to design and integrate the perfect NXP board solution to meet your needs.

Choose from standard configurations, or work with our team of expert design engineers to create a custom solution.

X-ES has many years of experience with NXP processors, most recently with QorIQ ARM, T-Series, and P-Series.

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Xilinx FPGAs

Xilinx Virtex-7 and Kintex UltraScale families of FPGAs offer unprecedented levels of logic processing and performance.

X-ES has many years of experience integrating these high-performance FPGAs into board and system-level solutions to deliver cutting-edge performance on reduced power budgets. Learn more about these impressive FPGAs, and see X-ES products that integrate them onboard.

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VPX™ & OpenVPX™ Technology

X-ES is an industry pioneer when it comes to VPX™ and OpenVPX™ standardization, having been actively involved in the efforts to develop these standards. X-ES was also one of the first companies to begin developing and shipping VPX boards and systems.

With more than 60 VPX standard-configuration products, and custom solutions also available, X-ES excels at the design and build of products compliant with the VITA 46, VITA 48, and VITA 65 specifications.

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SecureCOTS™ Technology

SecureCOTS™ is a design methodology from X-ES that provides enhanced levels of security for our products by focusing on the product’s capability to resist, detect, record, and respond to potential tamper events.

Its purpose is to help our customers protect sensitive Intellectual Property (IP) and application data from being manipulated, copied, or reverse engineered, by utilizing a variety of trusted and proven mechanisms.

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Xilinx FPGA-based VME Bridge

X-ES offers a Xilinx FPGA-based VME solution enabling high-performance VMEBus capability on our flagship SBCs.

Supporting a wide variety of valuable features beyond what the now End-of-Life (EOL) Tsi148 VME Bridge had been capable of, X-ES VME boards offer a VME Bridge solution devoid of components subject to lifecycle concerns, in an even smaller chip package than had previously been available.

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IPMI for VPX Systems

The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) can be a powerful tool for remote administrators, providing advanced monitoring and system management capabilities that are independent of the local processor.

X‑ES offers cost- and power-efficient IPMI support on 3U VPX, 6U VPX, and 6U cPCI products. Our standard VPX products, including embedded SBCs and power supplies, support VITA 46.11 Tier 1 and Tier 2 in their default configurations.

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Operating System Support

X-ES supports a number of embedded and Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) on X-ES hardware.

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X-ES supports the Linux operating system on an array of our x86-based and PowerPC-based embedded processor boards.

Linux Board Support Packages (BSPs) from X-ES contain bootable kernel images that work out of the box, GNU cross-compiler toolchain for target processor, and many more components.

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Wind River VxWorks

Utilized in billions of embedded system technologies, Wind River VxWorks is a Real Time Operating System (RTOS) that delivers unmatched performance and a secure environment.

X-ES provides direct WindRiver VxWorks support for our products and actively integrates Wind River updates.

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X-ES works closely with Green Hills to guarantee that our products support their INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) by providing them with the hardware and support they require to develop the Board Support Package.

For customers with even stricter security requirements, Green Hills provides INTEGRITY-178B, which has a number of security certifications and accreditation.

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X-ES support various versions of Microsoft Windows on our Intel® processor-based products, including Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows 7, and Windows Embedded Standard 7.

We provide Windows support by implementing tests involving combinations of X-ES supplied binary drivers and assistance with hardware-related issues, installation and configuration, etc.

Software Support

Our software team develops and provides technical support for all of the Board Support Packages (BSPs) and drivers for X-ES hardware. In addition to the OS support, X-ES provides other important software components.

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coreboot & the Intel® FSP

coreboot paired with the Intel® Firmware Support Package provides a fast, predictable, reliable, and easy-to-integrate scalable firmware solution.

Building upon the base of coreboot, X-ES has incorporated numerous features to meet the needs of our customers.

X-ES is able to provide support, expertise, development services, and training to assist in customizing the boot firmware on X-ES products to meet the defined needs of the customer’s application.

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X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL)

X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) is an RPM-based Linux distribution designed exclusively for X-ES single board computers.

XEL is developed from the source code offered by a notable enterprise-linux vendor with an identical approach as CentOS™ and Scientifc Linux™ are developed.

X-ES Enterprise Linux adds additional support to X-ES x86 platforms on top of a reliable and commonly used Linux based platform.

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Built-In Test (BIT)

X-ES Built-In Test (BIT) is an mutifaceted suite of test procedures with particular coverage to guarantee confidence in the health of your system.

For all supported operating systems and architectures, BIT offers a worthy Application Programming Interface (API) making implementation quick and simple.

X-ES can work with you to deliver the BIT capabilities your project needs no matter the requirements.

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NXP Hypervisor

The NXP (formerly Freescale) hypervisor is an optimal low-level software program that enables secure partitioning of a systems resources.

The NXP hypervisor allows for a system’s CPUs, memory, and I/O devices to be partitioned, with each individual partition capable of executing a guest operating system.

X-ES offers a modified, lightweight version of the NXP hypervisor that supports partitioning and isolation.

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X-ES Intel® Core™ i7 and Atom™ processor-based single board computers and mezzanine modules use the InsydeH2O UEFI BIOS, which provides hardware initialization during the booting process and provides runtime services for operating systems and programs.

InsydeH2O UEFI firmware allows for prompt customizations and decreased development times, all whilst providing the industry’s most entrusted UEFI BIOS.

X-ES promises the latest in InsydeH2O feature support along with clearance and support of industry specifications.

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U-Boot Bootloader

U-Boot is the easy to use bootloader capable of fast booting operating systems in PowerPC, ARM, and MIPS systems.

In addition to support from major component manufacturers, X-ES has a strong team of dedicated software engineers specializing in U-Boot technology.

X-ES’ U-Boot Development Team provide support for Full Power-on Built-In Test (PBIT), IPMI and many more features.

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