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Abaco Systems introduces Intel Xeon-powered SBC3511 rugged single-board computer

The SBC3511 single-board computer is prepared for high-pressure environments. (Source: Abaco)
The SBC3511 single-board computer is prepared for high-pressure environments. (Source: Abaco)
Abaco Systems, a specialist in rugged embedded computing products, has just announced its SBC3511 3U OpenVPX single-board computer. The powerful board with an 8th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Xeon processor has been designed with security and durability in mind. Products from Abaco have been selected by the military for their capabilities.

Abaco Systems has released the rugged SBC3511 single-board computer. The board features an Intel Xeon E-2176M mobile processor that is part of the 8th Gen Coffee Lake series of chips. The Xeon CPU comes with six cores and 12 threads, and it can utilize a base clock rate of 2.7 GHz and turbo boost up to 4.4 GHz.

Joining the powerful processor on the Abaco SBC3511 board is 32 GB of soldered DDR4 RAM and up to a 256 GB NVMe SSD can be included. There is 40 Gigabit Ethernet technology on board, and the SBC3511 is well-prepared for connectivity options: DisplayPort, general-purpose input/output (GPIO), SATA port, two serial ports, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 and PCIe expansion is possible.

The Abaco SBC3511 single-board computer is aimed at environments (such as combat zones) where being rugged and secure are requirements. Anti-tamper resistance is built in, specialist thermal cooling is implemented, and there is even a Zynq UltraScale+ Multi-Purpose SoC from Xilinx that can prevent cloning and side-channel attacks. A block diagram of the SBC3511 shows a TPM 2.0 chip is also present, meaning this is a single-board computer that can offer incredible levels of security for those who need it.

Block diagram of the SBC3511. (Source: Abaco)
Block diagram of the SBC3511. (Source: Abaco)





April 9, 2019 - Abaco Systems announces the SBC3511 3U OpenVPX single board computer, which provides a combination of performance, security and thermal management. Target applications for the platform include C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)and the industrial applications.

The SBC3511’s has an integrated Intel Xeon E-2176M 6-core/12-thread processor (Coffee Lake) operating at 2.7GHz with TurboBoost up to 4.4GHz, 32 GBytes of DDR4 RAM and the inclusion of up to 256 GBytes of nVME SSD. It also features a 40 Gigabit Ethernet data plane, delivering not only an interconnect but also alignment with the SOSA technical standard.

SOSA – Sensor Open Systems Architecture - creates a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus.

The single board computer includes a range of security features designed to assist with user-defined Anti-Tamper and Information Assurance strategies. The onboard Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC’s built-in security capabilities includean unclonable function (PUF), user-accessible hardened cryptographic blocks, asymmetric authentication, side channel attack protection, and other silicon-based AT features. It can be utilized to instantiate a range of Abaco-defined security features, or by customers to embed application-specific features. Support is also provided for Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology.

The SBC3511 features a thermal management design which allows deterministic performance even at the extended temperatures typical of deployment on space-constrained platforms in combat zones.

Development kits, including starter cages and accessories, are also available.

The SBC3511 also includes a x8 PCIe Gen 3 XMC site; one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.1 port; a DisplayPort™ interface; two serial ports; a SATA port; and up to eight GPIO pins.

Also included is a rich range of software options. AMI UEFI includes support of BIOS Guard for signed image execution. Open Linux (Fedora), Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS (Linux), Wind River Linux, VxWorks 7, Windows 10 will also be available, as will comprehensive deployed test software (PBIT, CBIT and IBIT).

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-04-11 (Update: 2019-04-11)