XCalibur4646

Intel® Xeon® D-1500 Family Processor-Based 6U VPX Module with Dual 10GbE, Dual XMC Sites, and Onboard Security FPGA

The XCalibur4646 is a secure, high-performance, 6U OpenVPX™, single board computer based on the Intel® Xeon® D-1500 family processors.

It includes a customizable Microsemi SmartFusion®2 security SoC with 1 GB of ECC DDR3 to implement the SecureCOTS™ features and can host many types of custom functions.

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XCalibur4646 | 6U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC)

The XCalibur4646 is a secure, high-performance, 6U OpenVPX™, single board computer based on the Intel® Xeon® D-1500 family processors. The Intel® Xeon® D processor can provide up to 16 Xeon®-class cores for high-bandwidth processing and I/O applications.

The integrated SecureCOTS™ technology can protect critical data from being modified or observed and provides an ideal solution where stringent security capabilities are required.

The XCalibur4646 includes a customizable Microsemi SmartFusion®2 security SoC with 1 GB of ECC DDR3 to implement the SecureCOTS™ features. It can host many types of custom functions, such as data encryption, and additionally supports the ability to control, intercept, and monitor the Xeon® D subsystem, implement penalties, and interface to the system through I/O directly connected to the VPX backplane. Circuit board enhancements and optional, optimized Two-Level Maintenance (2LM) metalwork provides added protection to the physical hardware.

The XCalibur4646 optimizes network performance and power efficiency with two 10GBASE-KR Ethernet interfaces direct from the CPU and two 1000BASE-T Ethernet interfaces to the VPX backplane. It accommodates up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 ECC SDRAM in two channels and up to 64 GB of SLC SATA NAND flash in addition to other I/O ports, including USB, SATA, and four configurable RS-232/422/485 serial ports through the backplane connectors. The XCalibur4646 supports additional expansion from two XMC sites, each of which includes a x8 PCIe connection to the Intel® Xeon® D processor and mezzanine I/O mapped directly to the VPX backplane.

The XCalibur4646 is a powerful, feature-rich solution for the next generation of compute-intensive embedded applications. Wind River VxWorks and X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) BSPs are available. The XCalibur4646 uses coreboot, to provide fast boot times and significantly simplify code traceability over legacy BIOS implementations.

Features

  • Supports Intel® Xeon® D-1500 family processors (formerly Broadwell-DE)
  • Designed with SecureCOTS™ technology to support enhanced security and trusted computing
  • Microsemi SmartFusion®2 SoC with 1 GB DDR3-667 ECC SDRAM and 32 MB SPI Flash
  • 6U OpenVPX™ (VITA 46) module
  • VITA 46.11 Tier 1 and Tier 2 IPMI Controller (IPMC)
  • Compatible with multiple OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) profiles
  • Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) per VITA 48
  • Supports two XMC modules
  • Conduction or air cooling
  • Up to 16 Xeon®-class cores in a single, power-efficient SoC package
  • 4, 8, or 12 core SKUs available with native extended temperature support
  • Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 ECC SDRAM in two channels
  • Up to 64 GB of onboard SLC SATA NAND flash
  • Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and up to three Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Two x4 or one x8 PCI Express Gen3 interface to backplane
  • Four SATA ports
  • One USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port to the back panel and one USB 3.0 port to the optional front panel
  • Four RS-232/422/485 serial ports
  • coreboot firmware powered by Intel® FSP
  • Wind River VxWorks BSP
  • X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) BSP
  • Contact factory for availability of Green Hills INTEGRITY, QNX Neutrino, and LynuxWorks LynxOS BSPs

Technical Specs

Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® D-1500 family processors (formerly Broadwell-DE)
  • Up to 16 Xeon®-class cores in a single, power-efficient SoC package
  • 4, 8, or 12 core SKUs available with native extended temperature support

Memory

  • Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 ECC SDRAM in two channels
  • Up to 64 GB of SLC NAND flash
  • 32 MB NOR boot flash
  • 64 kB EEPROM

OpenVPX™

  • VITA 46.11 (System Management on VPX)
  • Compatible with multiple OpenVPX™ (VITA 65) profiles
  • One x8 PCI Express Gen3-capable port to P2
  • Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports to P4
  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports to P4
  • XMC I/O to P3, P4, P5, P6, mapping X38s+X12d+X8d or P64s+X12d+X8d

Front Panel I/O (Optional)

  • One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet port
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • One RS-232 serial port
  • One RS-232/422/485 serial port
  • General-purpose LEDs

Back Panel I/O

  • Configurable x8 PCI Express Gen3 interfaces to P2
  • Two 10GBASE-KR Ethernet ports to P4
  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports
  • Four SATA ports capable of 6 Gb/s
  • One USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port
  • Four RS-232/422/485 serial ports
  • Eight SmartFusion®2 GPIO

Security and Management

  • Microsemi SmartFusion®2 security FPGA with 1 GB DDR3-667 ECC SDRAM and 32 MB SPI flash
  • Designed with SecureCOTS™ technology to support enhanced security and trusted computing
  • SmartFusion®2 with embedded memory, random number generator, crypto-cores, PUF, and supports complete zeroization
  • System voltage monitor, power-on/reset control, non-volatile write-protection control
  • Environmental sensors (see product manual)
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (optional)

XMC

  • x8 PCI Express Gen3-capable port to XMC site 0
  • x8 PCI Express Gen3-capable port to XMC site 1
  • Six SmartFusion®2 GPIO per site

Additional Features

  • Optional VITA 46.11 Tier 1 and Tier 2 IPMI Controller (IPMC)
  • IEEE 1588 support

Software Support

Physical Characteristics

  • 6U VPX-REDI conduction- or air-cooled form factor
  • Dimensions: 233 mm x 160 mm
  • 0.8 in. pitch
  • 1.0 in. pitch is compliant to the VITA 48.2 Type 1, Two-Level Maintenance (2LM) standard (optional)

Environmental Requirements

Contact factory for appropriate board configuration based on environmental requirements.

  • Supported ruggedization levels (see the X-ES Ruggedization Chart): 1, 3, 5
  • Conformal coating available as an ordering option
  • Thermal performance will vary based on CPU frequency and application

Power Requirements

  • Power will vary based on configuration and usage. Please consult factory.

Accessories

  • XIt1042 (90060380) - 6U VPX Rear Transition Module with Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, USB, Serial, and HDMI
  • XIt1044 (90060395) - 6U VPX Rear Transition Module with Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, USB, Serial, and XIM/PIM Sites
  • XPand1011 (90072275) - Two-Slot 6U VPX Development Platform for Conduction-Cooled Modules with RTM I/O
  • XTend218 (90072500) - Debug Module/Cable with Serial/I²C/USB/JTAG/SPI and Power Supply Programming

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