Built around the Power Architecture QorIQ P4080 8-core processor from Freescale Semiconductor, the PPC10A rugged 6U VME single board computer (SBC) provides a significant increase in high performance computing while operating within the power envelope of its predecessor, the dual core PPC9A (for which it provides a straightforward, cost-effective upgrade) – allowing more throughput per slot, or enabling existing systems to be deployed in a smaller space, saving size and weight. The PPC10A VME SBC supports both symmetric- and asymmetric multiprocessing.
The PPC10A features either eight or four e500mc cores, each operating at up to 1.5 GHz. Combined with up to 8 GB of dual channel DDR3 memory, its high performance computing makes it ideal for the most demanding applications, while five levels of ruggedization enable it to operate in any environment from office/benign to harsh. It also offers significant flexibility with a diverse I/O set that includes Gigabit Ethernet, fast serial COM ports, USB 2.0, SATA and GPIO, as well as, two XMC/PMC sites and an AFIX (Additional Flexible Interface Extension) site that allows almost any customer application to be accommodated. AFIX optionally features a range of capabilities including SCSI, VGA/graphics, digital IO, 1553 and Flash drive; customer-specific variants are also possible.