High Performance, Upgradeable CPU, Front I/O, Core™ i7 Ivy Bridge VME SBC


Computing Features
- Up to 2.5GHz Intel® Dual Core™ i7 processor with 6MB of L2 Cache
- Up to 2.3GHz Intel® Quad Core™ i7 processor with 6MB of L2 Cache
- Up to 16GB of 1600/1333MHz DDR-3 memory with ECC
- Supports one 2.5” SATA HDD or one SSD up to 2TB
- 4MB of BIOS/user Flash and 256B of FRU EEPROM

System I/O
- Up to five GigE ports with TCP/IP Offloading Engine (TOE)
- Dual RGB Video to front and rear panel and one HD Video port to rear panel
- One PMC-X/16 - Lane XMC compliant site with rear I/O
- Up to 1TB mSATA flash for OS boot (optional)
- Four buffered SATA ports with RAID support
- One PCIE x1 lane for custom high speed I/O on P2
- Line-In, Headphone-Out and Mic for Voice Recognition/VoIP
- Three USB 3.0 ports to front and four USB 2.0 to rear
- Four Serial ports with RS-232/422/485 options

Additional Features
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (Optional)
- Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) for secure system operation (Optional)
- Supports Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x/VT-D2) for best performance
- Real Time Clock (RTC) with internal or no battery operation
- Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) for system health monitoring (Optional)
- CPU temperature and voltage monitoring for safe operation
- Full diagnostics and health reporting with Pass/Fail indicators
- VME-64 support via Tundra® Universe™ II
- Support for Windows®, Linux® and VMware®
- Available in standard 0°C to +60°C or extended temp -40°C to +85°C

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  • Application

    The Eclipse is designed to provide the ultimate VME SBC to replace multiple legacy VME SBCs (x86 or PPC) with a single SBC utilizing Intel’s Virtualization Technology (VT-x/VT-D2). Furthermore with the Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) the SBC is secure from unauthorized boot devices and unauthorized replications of the system. It's ideal for factory automation, medical and defense applications where big investments have been made on VME platform, and where true hard Real Time is required. No other bus architecture can provide this hard "real time" performance like VME. The Eclipse may be ordered from the factory with operating systems such as Windows®, Linux® or VMware® pre-installed.
  • General Description

    The VS295 Eclipse is fifth generation, VME SBC module based on GMS' upgradable CPU technology. It is designed to provide the highest level of workstation performance possible in a fully ruggedized single slot VME slot. It may be operated in all VME backplanes with 3 row or 5 row VME connectors with or without VME P0. The Eclipse is targeted for applications where ultra-high-speed processing power is required with outstanding graphics for upgrading legacy hardware or for new applications where hard Real Time is required. The Eclipse is the highest performance VME SBC in the market with vast I/O and upgradable CPU for extended life cycle.
    The Eclipse supports the latest Intel® i7 Core™ processors with up to four physical CPU cores, Hyperthreading for a total of 8 logical cores, each operating at up to 2.4GHz and the ability to run in TurboBoost mode at up to 3.3GHz. To harvest this incredible CPU performance, the CPU is coupled with up to 16GB of RAM organized in two banks, supporting error correcting code (ECC). The ECC RAM provides two bits error detection and one bit error correction and supports up to 1600 mega-transfers per second (MTS) between CPU and memory. 
    The I/O subsystem for Eclipse is designed to support a wide array of standard and custom I/O functions. The VS295 standard configuration supports up to five Gigabit Ethernet channels, with TCP/IP offloading engine, three USB 3.0 to front panel and four USB 2.0 to rear, mSATA with write protect and secure erase for OS boot up to 1TB, two VGA ports (one to front panel and one to rear), one HD Video port, four COM ports with RS-232/422/485 options, one buffered PCIe port for user I/O and audio headset jack. Optional additional I/O functions such as Quad Video capture, CANbus, MIL-STD-1553, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FireWire, GPS for data time stamping, and many other I/O functions utilizing the SAM™ sites provided via the PMC/XMC site or one 64bit PMC or 16-land XMC site.
  • Technology Used

    The Eclipse utilizes the most powerful Intel® i7 dual or quad Core™ processors. The Ivy Bridge CPU is a 3rd generation Core i7™ with a fully integrated memory controller for the best memory performance possible. This CPU is considered the workhorse of the workstation market with many added security functions, such as Intel’s 2nd generation Virtualization Technology VT-x and Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The graphic engine has the best performance of any integrated video in the market with outstanding performance in 2D and 3D. Ivy Bridge is linked to the Panther Point System I/O controller to provide the fastest I/O such as SATA-3 (6Gb/s), USB 3.0 and new security functionality.
  • Cooling

    The Eclipse is equipped with GMS' patented RuggedCool™ Technology, which is the most unique cooling system in the industry and is the only system that operates from -40C to +85C at full load! This cooling approach provides the lowest thermal resistance to the case while providing the highest shock specifications known in the industry. The VS295 is a fan-less SBC for reliable operation.
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