Rugged Embedded Computing Solutions For Unmanned Systems

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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

XPand6215 Intel Xeon D-1500 Processor-Based System

Rugged COTS Signal Processing with Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale™ FPGA

XPand6215 Rugged COTS Embedded Processor

The XPand6215 is a rugged COTS signal processing and computing platform in a 3U VPX form factor, incorporating an Intel Xeon D-1500-based single board computer and a high-performance, reconfigurable FPGA processing module based on the powerful Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale XCKU115. The system features multiple fiber optic interfaces for a variety of high-bandwidth, high-speed signal processing applications.

The power-efficient XPedite7670 SBC provides up to 16 Xeon-class cores in a System-on-Chip (SoC) package, and also includes a 10 Gigabit Ethernet XMC module with fiber interface on the system’s front panel. The XPedite2570 FPGA processing module provides twelve high-data-rate, protocol-independent fiber-optic transmitters and receivers, accessible through a second fiber interface. The two units are connected via eight PCI Express Gen3 lanes.

Designed to meet the rigorous standards of MIL-STD-810 and DO-160, the XPand6215 features integrated 28 VDC power and MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering. The system’s modules are internally conduction-cooled, and incorporate sidewall heat exchangers that utilise both convection cooling to the ambient environment and conduction cooling to an attached cold plate.

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XPand6212 Intel Xeon D-1500 Processor-Based System

SWaP-Optimized and Rugged COTS VPX Module

XPand6212 Rugged Small Form Factor COTS Embedded SystemThe XPand6212 is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf rugged system, based around the Intel Xeon D-1500 family of processors that incorporates a Gigabit Ethernet switch with a Cisco IOS Gigabit Ethernet Embedded Services Router.

The system is designed to maximize processing and networking performance at a low SWaP profile, making it an ideal choice of computing platform for unmanned systems.

The system features two slots, one which supports the XPedite7670 3U VPX SBC, and the other for the XChange3013 3U VPX Gigabit Ethernet switch. The XChange3013 can be configured as either a fully managed Layer 2 switch or a Layer 3 router. It delivers full wire-speed across all of its ports and supports IPv6, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), and a comprehensive set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols. It also supports the XPedite5205 Cisco IOS Router XMC for secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes.

The XPand6212 is a fully ruggedized system that is designed to meet the rigorous standards of MIL-STD-810 and DO-160, incorporating state-of-the-art power-saving and performance-enhancing technology. The system includes an integrated MIL-STD-704 28 VDC power supply and MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering.

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XPand6211 COTS 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch & Router

Rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) Module for Demanding Applications

XPand6211 Rugged SFF COTS Ethernet Switch Router and ProcessorThe XPand6211 is a SWaP-optimized rugged 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and router based on two COTS XChange3013 3U VPX Gigabit Ethernet switches. One switch incorporates the XPedite5205 Cisco IOS router, and the other features an Intel Atom E3800-based XPedite8103 single-board computer for use as a general-purpose processing module.

Fully compliant with MIL-STD-810 and DO-160, the system also includes an integrated 28 VDC power supply and MIL-STD-461 EMI filtering.

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XPand6052 SFF High-Performance Router

Cisco IOS® ESR and Intel® Core™ i7 COM Express® module

XPand6052 SFF ESR Router

The XPand6052 combines an Embedded Services Router (ESR) with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 COM Express module to provide high-performance routing and substantial computing power for a wide variety of unmanned systems applications.

The system can be connected to UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi, and other IP-based radio platforms to create mobile ad hoc network (MANET) nodes, making it ideal for unmanned vehicles operating in frontline roles in defense and first response where connections to central infrastructure may be lacking.

The XPand6052 router provides four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, hardware encryption, radio aware routing (RAR), 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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Single Board Computers (SBCs)

XPedite7683 3U VPX Single Board Computer

Intel Xeon D-1500 Processor-Based Secure SBC for Intensive Data Processing

XPedite7683 3U VPX Single Board ComputerThe XPedite7683 is a high-performance 3U OpenVPX single board computer designed for computationally heavy applications requiring maximum data and information security. Based around an Intel Xeon D-1500 with up to 16 Xeon-class cores, the system features up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 ECC SDRAM as well as XMC support.

An integrated Microsemi SmartFusion 2 security SoC with SecureCOTS technology provides enhanced protection against data modification or observation, making the XPedite7683 ideal for restricted and classified unmanned and robotics systems. The physical hardware has been constructed with an enhanced PCB and optimized Two-Level Maintenance (2LM) metalwork for extra protection.

The XPedite7683 delivers maximized network performance with two 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. It can accommodate up to 256 GB of onboard SATA NAND flash and provides numerous I/O ports, including USB, SATA, and RS-232/422/485 through the backplane connectors. Additional expansion possibilities are provided via an integrated XMC site, which includes an x8 PCIe connection to the processor and X12d I/O mapped directly to the VPX backplane connectors.

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XPedite7670 3U VPX Single Board Computer

Intel Xeon D-1500 Processor-Based SBC with Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet

XPedite7670 3U VPX-REDI Single Board ComputerThe XPedite7670 is a 3U VPX-REDI single board computer incorporating an Intel Xeon D-1500 processor. The powerful Xeon D-1500 provides up to 16 Xeon-class cores in a single, power-efficient System-on-Chip (SoC) package. The system can address up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 ECC SDRAM in two channels, making it ideal for memory-intensive applications.

The system supports a single x8 PCIe interface or two x4 PCIe interfaces, as well as Non-Transparent Bridging for direct communication with other Intel processors. Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports configured as 10GBASE-KR and two Gigabit Ethernet ports configured as 10/100/1000BASE-T give the XPedite7670 the ability to provide superior network performance.

The XPedite7670 gives system integrators highly flexible growth and expansion capabilities, with an XMC site with full 10 mm I/O envelope support, as well as a 0.8 in. VPX slot pitch (12 core processor configurations require 1.0 in. pitch). This allows the system to interface with a wide variety of COTS options for additional I/O, storage, or processing.

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XPedite6370 3U VPX-REDI Single Board Computer

Low-Power ARM-Based SBC with Eight ARM Cortex-A72 Cores

XPedite6370 3U VPX-REDI Single Board Computer (SBC)The XPedite6370 is a 3U VPX-REDI single board computer built around the NXP QorIQ LS2088A ARM-based processor, which features eight ARM Cortex-A72 CPUs running at up to 2.0 GHz as well as a 128-bit NEON-based SIMD engine for each core.

Leveraging the superior performance-per-watt ratio of an ARM-based processor module, the XPedite6370 is an ideal processing solution for the low-power requirements of unmanned systems.

The system is compatible with multiple VITA 65 OpenVPX slot profiles. It supports up to 16 GB of DDR4-2100 ECC SDRAM and provides a wide variety of I/O options, including multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCIe Gen3 interfaces.

Growth and expansion capabilities include an XMC site with full 10 mm I/O envelope support and a 0.8 in. VPX slot pitch. The system’s SWaP-C profile is minimised while providing a range of COTS options for additional I/O, storage, or processing.

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XPedite7570 3U VPX-REDI Single Board Computer

5th Gen Intel Core i7 3U VPX-based High-Performance SBC