Embedded Control: CompactPCI board sports 45 nm dual-core processor
Company says board is designed for densely packed, thermally constrained CompactPCI systems that require outstanding performance in 50 W or less power envelope.
Eching, Germany — Kontron says its new CP6016 processor board sets new performance-per-watt standards in the high-end 6U CompactPCI class for rugged RASM (Reliability, Availability, Scalability, Manageability) applications. The blade-style computer features a 45 nm Intel Core2 Duo processor T9400 , which Kontron characterizes as featuring high performance and low-power requirement. The company explains that the new board excels over the previous 65nm Intel Core2 Duo processor T7500-based board by reaching up to 25% faster core speeds (2.53 GHz), 50% more L2 cache (6 MB) and a 60% faster FSB (1,066 MHz) with similar energy consumption.
Designed for densely packed, thermally constrained CompactPCI systems that require outstanding performance in a typical 50 W or less power envelope, the company says, the board meets the highest standards for the management of high-availability applications. It is said to carry an onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) for data and software protection, making it attractive to highly sensitive, security-relevant telecom and datacom applications. Bandwidth intensive image processing, multi-media and test and measurement applications can benefit from the 6 MB of L2 cache and up to 16 GB of registered DDR2 ECC SO-RDIMM memory.
The 6U processor board runs under Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, XP embedded or Windows Server 2003 OSs, according to the company. Highly integrated software packages support all onboard hardware devices, and specific features like Hotswap, IPMI, power and thermal management, enabling integration among scalable multi-CPU systems.
Samples of the Kontron CP6016 CompactPCI processor board are said to be available now. The company says full production is scheduled for third-quarter 2008.
— C.G. Masi , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free.
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.