Extreme Engineering shatters Performance/Watt Barrier – Releases 3U VPX SBC supporting dual core PowerPC @ 34W

Your program manager just provided the next generation system requirements: increase CPU performance 10x, decrease power requirements, shrink existing 6U chassis to 3U, and migrate existing PMC modules to the new system. A tall order? Not with XPedite8070 as your new PowerPC based SBC. XPedite8070 from Extreme Engineering brings a revolutionary new Power Architecture (PowerPC) device from PA Semi to a 3U VPX-REDI form factor and will satisfy all your program manager requirements…and then some.

Extreme Engineering Solutions, a growing embedded products company, announces general availability of XPedite8070 today. Key features of XPedite8070 are:

  • 3U, VPX-REDI (VITA 46/48) form factor
  • Single P.A.Semi PA6T-1682 Power Architecture® dual core processor to 2.0 GHz on each core
  • 34 watts at 1.5 GHz – can run at lower clock speeds in lower power applications
  • 2 GB of DDR II; 1 GB for each processor core
  • 32 Mb NOR and 1 GB NAND Flash
  • PCI Express and 10 Gigabit Ethernet XAUI fabric interconnect
  • Dual SGMII and dual isolated Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Low-cost XPand1000 Development desktop chassis support
  • In-house software support for Linux, Wind River VxWorks, and PNE 1.4 immediately
  • Guaranteed 4-hour response to technical questions

“XPedite8070 brings a new CPU performance/watt paradigm to the military systems engineer with support for the PA Semi dual-core PowerPC based processor,” states Bret Farnum, VP of Sales for Extreme Engineering. “No other dual core device comes close to the high performance, low power, and I/O flexibility that PA Semi designed into the PA6T-1682 – XPedite8070 customers will outperform their competition.”

“Future military system designers require high performance compute blades with low power. Extreme Engineering’s XPedite8070 with its dual core PA6T-1682 processor shatters the performance/watt barrier in the VPX-REDI marketplace”, said Sanjay Iyer, Director of Marketing for P.A. Semi. “We’re very impressed with the design expertise that X-ES engineers have applied to their hardware and our silicon.

XPedite8070 follows a line of 3U conduction cooled cPCI cards offered by Extreme Engineering and sets the stage for future form factors based on the PA Semi processor solution. XPand1000 provides mini-VPX chassis development capabilities, bringing affordable XPedite8070 development to the desktop. XPedite8070 targets the growing military requirement for higher performance CPU’s for the most sophisticated Avionics, Radar, SDR, UAV, and other applications.

The XPedite8070 datasheet may be requested by contacting

Product Pricing and Availability. XPedite8070 is part of Extreme Engineering’s “Fast Ship” program and available immediately with Linux or Wind River’s VxWorks or Linux PNE 1.4. Single quantity pricing for XPedite8070 starts at $7,800 with large program/OEM pricing closer to $5,000 – depending on volume, memory and processor configurations. The XPand1000 development chassis is available for $2,000.

About X-ES

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES), a 100% U.S.A.-based company, designs and builds single-board computers, I/O boards, power supplies, backplanes, chassis, and system-level solutions for embedded computing customers. X-ES offers cutting-edge performance and flexibility in design, plus an unparalleled level of customer support and service.

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