Rugged Embedded Computing Solutions For Unmanned Systems

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of embedded computing solutions for defense, industry, and commerce. Our portfolio ranges from commercial-grade to fully ruggedized products.

In addition to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf products, we also specialize in custom designs. No matter what your application, we can cater for it, including full support of the final product.

Rugged COTS Embedded Systems

XPand4206 Multi-Processor Intel Core i7 3U VPX-based COTS System

XPand4206 Rugged Intel Core i7 Multiprocessor 10 GbE COTS SystemThe XPand4206 is a Commercial Off-the-Shelf rugged computing platform, designed for the harsh environments of avionic and vetronic applications where space, weight and power savings are critical.

The system utilizes three quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, each with a maximum speed of 2.1 GHz. External I/O capabilities include three 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, twelve high-speed CAN bus 2.0 A/B channels, twelve Gigabit Ethernet ports, sixteen serial ports, and six USB ports.

Two removable solid-state SATA Flash drives have been included, which can be removed without the need for tools. The ultra-reliable connectors are capable of thousands of mating cycles under the harshest environmental conditions.

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XPand6208 Intel Core i7 3U VPX-based SFF COTS System

XPand6208 4th Gen Intel Core i7 SFF COTS System with Cisco IOS Router

The XPand6208 is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) system incorporating an Intel Core i7 processor, a 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, and an optional Cisco IOS router.

The system’s first slot supports the XPedite7570 3U VPX single board computer paired with the XPort3301 dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet XMC. The second slot supports the XChange3018 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, which can be configured as either a Layer 2 switch or a Layer 3 router.

The system is designed to meet the exacting standards of MIL-STD-810 and DO-160, and incorporates a MIL-standard power supply and filtering. Heat dissipation can take place via sidewall heat exchangers or an attached cold plate.

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XPand6000 Intel Core i7 or Freescale QorIQ-based SFF COTS System

XPand6000 Series Small Form Factor ATR System Supporting COM Express

The XPand6000 series of rugged chassis has been designed to meet the space, weight, and power saving requirements of many aerial and ground vehicle applications. It is available in both horizontal and vertical orientations.

The systems can be outfitted with an internal card that supports a Freescale QorIQ or Intel Core i7 processor-based module, a PMC or XMC module, a solid-state hard drive (SSD) with optional 256-bit AES encryption, and a variety of custom application-specific circuitry.

An integrated MIL-STD-704 28 VDC power supply can be installed into the chassis, providing MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering.

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XPand6103 Intel Core i7-based Rugged Box PC

XPand6103 Intel Core i7 Based Fanless Embedded Box PC

The XPand6103 is a rugged embedded PC system based around the Intel Core i7 processor. Specifically designed for demanding industrial, vehicle, and rail applications, it is an ideal solution for unmanned vehicle computation requirements.

A highly reliable 64 GB Slim SATA solid state drive (SSD) provides high-capacity non-volatile storage. Standard I/O includes DisplayPort++ video, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, four CAN bus channels, RS-232/422, and USB. The system can also support two 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBASE-T interfaces, three internal PCI Express Mini Cards, and two external antennae, giving it a wide range of communications options.

The XPand6103 is completely rugged, sealed to IP67 requirements, and meeting IEC61373, EN50155, and MIL-STD-810 shock and vibration standards.

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Single Board Computers (SBCs)

XPedite7570 4th Gen Intel Core i7 3U VPX-based Single Board Computer

XPedite7570 4th Gen Intel Core i7 Haswell Conduction or Air Cooled 3U VPX SBC

The XPedite7570 is a high-performance 3U VPX single board computer based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 Haswell processor. Networking capabilities are provided by four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, with two configured as 1000BASE-BK/KX ports and two as 10/100/1000BASE-T ports. A PCI Express switch integrated into the board allows for direct communication with other Intel processors without the need for a separate module.

A wide array of expansion options is catered for by an included PMC/XMC interface. Up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1600 ECC SDRAM can be addressed via two channels, and numerous other I/O ports are integrated into the system.

This rugged system can be cooled either by conduction or air cooling.

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XCalibur4540 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 6U VPX Single Board Computer

XCalibur4540 4th Gen Intel Core i7 6U VPX Single Board ComputerThe XCalibur4540 is a high-performance, 6U OpenVPX™, multiprocessing, single board computer that is ideal for ruggedized systems requiring high-bandwidth processing and low power consumption.

With a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Haswell processor, four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports on the data plane, and a configurable x16 Gen3-capable PCI Express expansion plane interface, the XCalibur4540 delivers enhanced performance and efficiency for today’s embedded computing applications.

The XCalibur4540 provides up to 16 GB of DDR3-1600 ECC SDRAM in two channels, two PrPMC/XMC slots, and up to 64 GB of SATA NAND flash. The XCalibur4540 also supports five Gigabit Ethernet ports, two graphics ports, three SATA ports, three USB 2.0 ports, and two RS-232/422/485 serial ports out the front panel and/or backplane.

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Processing Modules

XPedite2470 Xilinx Virtex 7-based FPGA Module

XPedite2470 Virtex 7 FPGA based DSP 3U VPX

The XPedite2470 is a high-performance FPGA processing module based on Xilinx’s Virtex-7 series of FPGAs. The high-performance Freescale P1010 QorIQ processor is supported, providing a PowerPC e500 core that runs at a maximum speed of 800 MHz. The combination of processor and FPGA provides a powerful hybrid approach to signal processing.

An FMC daughter card interface allows access to a variety of expansion capabilities, including Digital Signal Processing and high-frequency Digital-to-Analog Conversion.

The reconfigurability and flexible I/O routing of the XPedite2470 make it perfect for any embedded sensor or data processing application.

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XPedite7450 Intel Core i7-based Rugged COM Express Module

XPedite7450 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 Rugged Basic COM Express

The XPedite7450 is a rugged COM Express module that serves as the processor unit for an Intel Core i7-based single board computer. It can be populated with 2nd or 3rd generation, dual- or quad-core, Intel Core i7 processors.

The module can address up to 16GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM in two channels, meaning it can handle even the most memory-intensive applications. A wide variety of I/O options have been incorporated into the system, such as a dual DisplayPort graphics interface, VGA, PCI, USB, and RS-232 serial.

The XPedite7450 combines a small form factor with high upgradability, making it ideal for portable and rugged-environment applications.

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XPedite8150 Intel Atom-based Rugged COM Express Module

XPedite8150 Intel Atom Processor Based Rugged COM Express Module

The XPedite8150 is a Mini Form Factor (55mm x 84mm) rugged COM Express module supporting the Intel Atom processor, which provides up to four cores running at a maximum speed of 1.91 GHz.

The module can address up to 4 GB of DDR3-1333 ECC SDRAM, and I/O ports include Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe, USB, SATA, serial, SPI and I2C.

Available in conduction- or air-cooled variants, the XPedite8150 delivers high performance and connectivity in a reduced footprint.

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XPedite6101 XMC/PrPMC Freescale T2081 Mezzanine Module

XPedite6101 XMC/PrPMC Freescale T2081 Mezzanine ModuleThe XPedite6101 provides a compact and cost-effective rugged computing solution with excellent processing performance per watt. The feature-rich XPedite6101 is available in PrPMC and XMC form factors and supports the Freescale QorIQ-based T2081, T1042, or T1022 processors.

The XPedite6101 supports multiple processor configurations, a number of I/O options, and up to 8 GB of DDR3-1600 ECC SDRAM. When configured to use the T2081 processor, the XPedite6101 maximizes performance with eight virtual (four dual-threaded) e6500 cores running at up to 1.8 GHz. Each e6500 core implements the Freescale AltiVec technology-based SIMD engine, providing DSP-level Floating-Point performance and an extensive inventory of software libraries.

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Solid-State Storage Drives

XPort6105 XMC Secure Solid-State Drive (SSD) with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) Technology

XPort6105 XMC Secure Solid-State Drive (SSD) with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) TechnologyThe XPort6105 is a secure self-encrypting drive (SED) / Solid-State Drive (SSD) XMC module that provides up to 512 GB of storage. The XPort6105’s security features include AES-256 XTS encryption, where the encryption key can be purged in less than 30 ms, leaving no remnants of the key behind. In addition, the XPort6105 supports several military sanitization protocols, including a fast clear. All of the sanitization protocols can be invoked via software or hardware discretes.

By utilizing solid-state SLC NAND flash technology, the XPort6105 provides a high-performance, high-density, reliable memory solution. The card supports 9 petabytes of write endurance in a 512 GB configuration. The XPort6105 provides best-in-class performance with up to 175 MB/s sustained sequential read and 185 MB/s sustained sequential write rates.

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XPedite5205 XMC/PMC Embedded Services Router (ESR) with Cisco IOS®

XPedite5205 XMC/PMC Embedded Services Router (ESR) with Cisco IOSThe XPedite5205 XMC/PMC-based Embedded Services Router (ESR) router runs Cisco IOS® Software with Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, providing highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links. When combined with UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi and other radio platforms, the combination can create mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), without requiring a connection to central infrastructure for military and emergency response.

The router offers four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and a rich Cisco IOS® Software feature set, suitable for the most Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained applications. The XPedite5205 ESR provides onboard hardware encryption to off-load encryption processing, radio aware routing (RAR) with support for the latest Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP), support for IPv6, integrated threat control with integrated Cisco IOS® firewalls and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Quality of Service (QoS).

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