First Emerson Network Power OpenVPX Boards Feature 2nd Generation Intelr CoreT Processor Family

Nuremberg, Germany. [March 1, 2011] - At the Embedded World exhibition today, Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical ContinuityT, released its first OpenVPX (VITA 65) single board computers (SBCs) to provide excellent performance, power efficiency, graphics, memory and I/O for high bandwidth military/aerospace, first responder and rugged industrial applications such as mining. The Emerson Network Power iVPX7220 and iVPX7223 feature the new 2nd generation Intelr CoreT processors and are part of a growing family of VME and OpenVPX/VPX (VITA 46) boards for rugged applications from one of the leaders in embedded computing.

The 6U iVPX7220 and 3U iVPX7223 boards feature the dual-core 2.20 GHz Intelr CoreT i7 2655LE processor with integrated graphics and memory controller, and the Intelr QM67 PCH chipset for advanced I/O functionality. The iVPX7220 also supports the quad-core 2nd generation Intel Core i7 2715QE processor. Both of the products released at Embedded World are rugged SBCs for extreme environments with extended shock, vibration and temperature ratings, and conduction cooling. Emerson Network Power will continue to extend its family of products featuring 2nd generation Intel Core processors during 2011 with additional modules, motherboards and SBCs.

"With the launch of the iVPX7223 and iVPX7220 SBCs, Emerson Network Power is continuing its tradition of bringing to the market the highest quality implementations of the most advanced Intel processor technology," said Paul Virgo, marketing director for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. "Available with the highest level of ruggedization from Emerson, these VPX products are built to provide outstanding compute performance in extreme conditions. As VPX and OpenVPX technology evolves and matures, the potential for broader adoption is very exciting."

The 2nd generation Intel Core processors implement an enhanced 256-bit instruction set (including Intelr Advanced Vector Extensions, or AVX) and other features that provide for fast processing of vast quantities of data. This high-throughput capability is supported with both a high-speed fabric with data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps and generous on-board memory provision. The iVPX7223 and the dual-core variant of the iVPX7220 feature up to 8GB DDR3-1333, while the quad-core processor variant of the iVPX7220 is designed to support up to 16GB DDR3-1333 memory. Fabric connectivity includes Gigabit Ethernet to the control plane and PCI Express to the data plane, while the iVPX7220 also offers PCI Express to the expansion plane.

The iVPX7220 also offers 4GB of embedded USB flash and 256KB of non-volatile Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM). Additional connectivity includes up to nine USB 2.0 ports, five serial ports, five SATA ports, ten GPIOs, three DisplayPort connections, VGA and dual XMC sites for maximum flexibility. An optional 2.5 inch SATA solid-state disk is also available.

The iVPX7223 offers 4GB of embedded USB flash and 256KB of non-volatile F-RAM. Additional connectivity on this board includes three USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, three SATA ports, eight GPIO, one Disp