New 6U SBC Incorporates Intel 9th Gen CPU, Aligns with SOSA Technical Standard

Abaco Systems announced the SBC6511, a rugged sixth-generation 6U single board computer aligned with The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™, or SOSA™, technical standard that integrates the newest embedded CPU and FPGA technologies for rugged compute-intensive, heavy-throughput applications and gives users a technology insertion at the data plane, expansion plane, and control plane levels. It demonstrates Abaco’s commitment to continuous innovation with the latest technology and performance standards while aligning with relevant industry standards.

The innovative design combines the latest Intel® Xeon® E 9th Generation CPU (formerly known as Coffee Lake Refresh) with the Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+™ FPGA with advanced security capabilities (ZU7EG) to yield maximum processing performance and security in a rugged, single 6U VPX slot. The FPGA is the root of trust in the new design, giving users advanced security compared to “bolt-on” solutions found in other designs. Additionally, the SBC6511 utilizes Mellanox ConnectX-5, facilitating dual 40 GigE KR4 data plane fat-pipes for increased

bandwidth across the system. It supports Linux, Windows, and VxWorks operating systems.

In line with Abaco’s commitment to maximizing the value of customer investments and minimizing the long term cost of ownership, a full-featured variant of the SBC6511 is available to provide a robust insertion/upgrade solution for users of the SBC627, delivering substantially superior performance with minimal disruption.  In addition to all features of the SOSA aligned variant, the full-feature SBC6511 provides one additional XMC site, one additional DisplayPort™, and four additional USB 3.1 ports through the inclusion of rear P3 and P6 connections.

John Muller, Chief Growth Officer at Abaco Systems, said: “The SBC6511 is the foundation of our new 6U SOSA aligned portfolio. It demonstrates Abaco’s commitment to listening to the market and delivering the increased CPU performance, security, and data handling new applications need, but within the same SWaP, envelope engineers want. It also leverages our highly-valued partnerships to deliver a product that helps our customers to do more with less, thereby lowering the overall cost of ownership.”

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