Rugged, Low-Cost, Small, Lightweight System


Computing Features
- Up to 2.4GHz Intel® Quad Core™ i7 Haswell processor with 6MB of L2 Cache 
- Up to 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory with ECC 
- One removable or fixed 2.5” SATA SSD drive up to 2TB 
- Up to 1TB mSATA for OS boot with write-protect

System I/O
- Utilizes standard off-the-shelf I/O interconnects for low system cost
- Two USB 3.0 ports with power
- Six USB 2.0 with power
- Two Gigabit Ethernet ports with TCP/IP Offloading Engine (TOE)
- Dual DisplayPort and one HD Video port
- Dual Serial ports with RS-232/422/485 options 
- Eight buffered general purpose I/O lines 
- Three SAM™ sites for custom I/O (Profibus, CANbus, Wi-Fi/BT, GPS, etc.)
- Full HD-audio support with onboard 1W mono amplifier 

Additional Features
- Dual BIOS boot devices with write-protect
- Support for Active Management Technology (AMT) for remote KVM functions
- Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x/VT-d2) and Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure operation (optional)
- Full power management control for sleep/hibernate operation 
- Pass/fail, drive active, power good and user LED indicators 
- CPU temperature and voltage monitoring for safe operation
- Reset and power on/off signal with suspend support
- Support for Windows®, Linux® and VxWorks®
- External power conditioning module (PCM) for dirty power 16-36VDC (optional)

- Ultra-low SWaP only 6.0” x 6.3” x 2.0”, @ 4 lbs., as low as 35W total
- CE Mark and FCC compliant (MIL-STD-1275 via external PCM optional)
- Operates at standard temp 0°C to +55°C or extended temp -40°C to +85°C (optional)
- Available in ruggedization levels R1-R4

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  • Application

    The Falcon is designed to replace bulky air-cooled industrial rack-mount or stand-alone computers in a much smaller space without requiring fans. Up to six Falcons may be placed in a single 1U short rack, thus providing up to 24 cores in a single 1U space for an astounding performance per weight, size, and cost ratio. The SB1001 is ideal for oil rig platforms, medical/police/fire vehicles, and industrial automation where a low-cost, ultra-small, high-performance rugged system is required to meet harsh environmental specifications. The Falcon may be ordered from factory with operating systems such as Windows®, Linux® or VMware® pre-installed. The SB1001 is CE Mark and FCC compliant with an optional support for MIL-STD-1275 via an external PCM.
  • General Description

    The SB1001 “Falcon” is a second-generation, low-cost, small, lightweight, and rugged computer system with commercial interconnects. It is designed to provide the highest level of workstation performance possible utilizing standard PC interconnects for a low-cost, fully-ruggedized, conduction-cooled system capable of operating from -40°C to +85°C (0°C to +55°C standard). The Falcon is targeted for applications where a low-cost, rugged computer is needed to provide the best possible performance per dollar, utilizing standard off-the-shelf I/O interconnect to reduce system cost while providing comparable MIL-STD ruggedness found in products like the SB1002 series.
    The Falcon supports the latest, most power-efficient Intel® Quad Core™ i7 Haswell processor with Hyper-Threading for a total of 8 logical cores, each operating at up to 2.4GHz with the ability to TurboBoost up to 3.4GHz. To harvest this incredible CPU performance, the CPU is coupled with up to 32GB of RAM organized in two banks that supports 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 the CPU and memory. 
    The I/O subsystem for the Falcon is designed to support a wide array of standard and custom I/O functions. The SB1001 configuration supports two Gigabit Ethernet channels with TCP/IP Offloading Engine (TOE), six USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a removable or fixed 2.5” SSD up to 2TB, eight buffered digital I/O lines, dual DisplayPort and one HD Video port for a triple display support. Additionally the Falcon offers two COM ports with RS-232/422/485 options, and a full HD-audio headset jack and a 1-watt audio amplifier to drive an 8-ohm speaker directly. Additional I/O functions include up to 1TB of onboard mSATA SSD for OS boot with write-protect and three SAM™I/O sites for custom I/O such as Profibus, CANbus, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, GPS, Quad Video capture, FireWire, etc. An external power conditioning module (PCM) for dirty power operation is an available option and can provide 16-36VDC of regulated power.
  • Technology Used

    The Falcon utilizes the 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 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 4th-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 2nd-generation Virtualization Technology VT-x, Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) and Active Management Technology (AMT) for remote KVM functions. The Haswell platform also supports PCIExpress Gen3, USB 3.0 and SATA 3 for the highest performance possible on a workstation platform.
  • Cooling

    The Falcon system is equipped with GMS' patent pending RuggedCool™ technology, which is the most unique cooling system in the industry and is the only system that operates up to -40°C to +85°C 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 SB1001 is a fan-less system for reliable operation and can be mounted directly to a metal surface or used as a stand-alone system.
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