“EGRET” VB2105

“EGRET” VB2105

High-Performance, Upgradeable CPU, Front I/O, VME SBC


Computing Features
- Up to 2.4GHz Intel® Quad Core™ i7 processor with 6MB of L2 Cache
- Up to 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory with ECC
- Supports one 2.5” SATA HDD or one SSD up to 2TB
- Up to 1TB mSATA flash for OS boot (optional)
- Two buffered SATA ports with RAID support

System I/O
- Up to five Gigabit Ethernet ports with TCP/IP Offloading Engine (TOE)
- Dual RGB video to front and rear panel and one HD Video port to rear panel
- 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 panel
- Four USB 2.0 ports to rear panel
- Four serial ports with RS-232/422/485 options
- Super I/O with COM port to front panel

Additional Features
- Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x/VT-d2) and Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure operation (optional)
- Up to 16MB of BIOS Flash for system parameters and user data
- 2Kb of EEPROM for FRU parameters
- 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 3-row or 5-row VME interface
- Single +5V operation
- Support for Windows®, Linux® and VMware®
- Operates at standard temp 0°C to +55°C or extended temp -20°C to +75°C
- Available in ruggedization levels R1-R3

“EGRET” VB2105

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  • Application

    The Egret is designed to provide the ultimate VME SBC to replace multiple legacy VME SBCs (x86 or PPC) with a single SBC utilizing Intel® 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 is ideal for factory automation, medical, and defense applications, where big investments have been made on a VME platform and where true hard “real time” is required. No other bus architecture can provide this hard “real time” performance like VME. The Egret may be ordered from the factory with operating systems such as Windows®, Linux® or VMware® pre-installed.
  • General Description

    The VB2105 "Egret" is a fifth-generation, VME SBC module based on GMS's 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 Egret 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 Egret is the highest performance VME SBC in the market with vast I/O and upgradable CPU for extended life cycle.
    The Egret supports the latest Intel® fourth-generation Core™ i7 processors with up to four physical CPU cores with Hyper-Threading for a total of 8 logical cores, each operating at up to 2.4GHz with the ability to run in TurboBoost mode up to 3.3GHz. To harvest this incredible CPU performance, the CPU is coupled with up to 32GB of RAM organized in two banks supporting error correcting code (ECC). The ECC RAM provides 2-bit error detection and 1-bit error correction and supports up to 1600 mega-transfers per second (MTS) between CPU and memory. 
    The I/O subsystem for Egret is designed to support a wide array of standard and custom I/O functions. The VB2105 standard configuration supports up to five Gigabit Ethernet channels with TCP/IP offloading engine, three USB 3.0 ports to the front panel and four USB 2.0 to the rear, mSATA with write-protect and secure erase for OS boot up to 1TB, two VGA ports (one to the front panel and one to the rear), one HD Video port, four COM ports with RS-232/422/485 options, super I/O with COM port to front panel, 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™ site are provided (lose mSATA).
  • Technology Used

    The Egret utilizes the most powerful Intel® Core™ i7 Haswell CPU, which is the newest and most powerful, efficient processor from Intel® with advanced thermal management and graphics. The Haswell Core™ i7 processor supports Hyper-Threading for a total of eight logical cores and supports 6MB of L2 cache shared among the cores. Haswell supports up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM with error correcting code (ECC) and 1600 mega-transfers per second (MTS) between the CPU and RAM. Another major improvement of the Haswell processor over the Ivy Bridge Core™ i7 is the graphics performance. The Haswell processor provides three independent video outputs and better-than-40% improvement in 3D acceleration. Haswell is also coupled with Lynx Point™ and is a fourth-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 power-saving features and peak performance with controlled thermals, as well as security functions such as Intel’s second-generation Virtualization Technology VT-x, Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), and Active Management Technology (AMT) for remote KVM functionality. The Haswell platform also supports PCIExpress Gen3, USB 3.0 and SATA 3 for the highest performance possible on a workstation platform.
  • Cooling

    The Egret is equipped with GMS's patent pending RuggedCool™ technology, which is the most unique cooling system in the industry operating up to -20°C to +75°C at full load (0°C to +55°C standard). This cooling approach provides the lowest thermal resistance to the case while providing the highest shock specifications known in the industry. The VB2105 is a fan-less SBC for reliable operation.
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