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New Rugged Single Board Computer from GE Intelligent Platforms Features More Processing Power, Improved Bandwidth, Enhanced Graphics and Superior Security

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JUNE 18, 2014 - GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer (SBC). Featuring the latest quad-core 4th generation Intel ®Core™ i7 processor (‘Haswell’), it will provide outstanding performance per watt while helping to minimize size, weight and power (SWaP) in deployed subsystems – making it ideal for constrained environments such as manned- and unmanned...

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New 3U VPX Single Board Computer Delivers Increased Performance with no Increase in Size, Weight or Power Consumption

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JUNE 17, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SBC346 Rugged 3U VPX Single Board Computer. Based on 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (‘Haswell’) quad core technology, it offers significantly higher levels of performance than its predecessor while maintaining the same SWaP (size, weight and power) characteristics. The SBC346 is the fourth embedded computing platform announced by GE to...

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New Single Board Computer from GE Intelligent Platforms Brings Benefits of ARM Architecture to Harsh Environments

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—MAY 20, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the rugged XMCM01 single board computer (SBC) in the XMC form factor. Based on the Marvell® ARMADA™ XP (Extreme Performance) series of multicore processors, the XMCM01 is designed to deliver high performance in a broad range of harsh environments, especially in military/aerospace, in which size, weight and power (SWaP) are highly constrained such as small...

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The Military Internet of Things

Chris Lever shares his thoughts on how the principles of the Internet of Things apply equally to The Connected Battlefield. To read the complete EE Catalog article, click here .

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Software Development Tools as Force Multipliers

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems, April 2014 Issue Situational awareness often requires data center processing speeds in the smallest possible package. The sensors that feed signal and image processing systems siphon up masses of data, which processors must then reduce to useful information within tactical timelines. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Embedded Technologies Tackle Video Processing Challenges

By: Jeff Childs, Editor-in-Chief, COTS Journal With video now a critical centerpiece of situational awareness, embedded computing solutions are tasked for processing, distributing and displaying growing amounts of captured video information. A new crop of board- and box-levels solutions are feeding those needs. READ FULL ARTICLE and how Jeff talks about GE's ADEPT3100 rugged miniature automatic video tracking and image stablization solution.

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GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer Chosen by Agusta Westland to Enable Safer Search and Rescue Helicopter Missions

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—APRIL 1, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it had received orders from Agusta Westland of Italy for GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer. The MAGIC1 will be part of Agusta Westland’s OPLS (Obstacle Proximity LIDAR system) which the company will offer on helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR) deployment. Helicopters operating in SAR operations are often required to fly...

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VME and OpenVPX Stake Out Territory along the Continuum of Choices

COTS Journal - March 2014 Issue By: Michael Stern, Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms As OpenVPX strengthens its grip on new program designs, VME's legacy continues to hold a key position as a means for smooth technology upgrades of legacy systems. READ FULL ARTICLE

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GE Brings Supercomputing Performance to Harsh Environments

HUNTSVILLE, AL—MARCH 26, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the CRS 48.5 High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Rugged Subsystem. A complete, integrated, pre-tested, ready-to-run subsystem enabling faster development/deployment at lower cost and risk, it uses the most advanced VITA 48.5 compliant air-flow through-cooling to allow the integration of up to eight quad core Intel® Core™ i7 processing nodes. This...

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GE Works with NVIDIA on Tegra K1-based, High Performance Embedded Computing Solution

SAN JOSE, CA.—GTC —MARCH 25, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that it has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to bring products based on the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 mobile processor to the embedded computing market. GE Intelligent Platforms will develop and manufacture rugged high performance embedded computing (HPEC) and graphics solutions based on Tegra...

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Future cooling concepts for HPEC programs

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems - March 2014 Issue In High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) data centers, more powerful processors - with their greater heat output - are routinely accommodated by simply turning the air conditioning up a notch. However, high performance computing has now moved out of a data center and into the embedded world where cooling is not such a simple...

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Software Enables Faster, More Cost-Effective Development of Sophisticated Multiprocessor HPEC Applications

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—FEBRUARY 18, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced an upgrade to its AXIS – Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. AXIS 6.0 provides support for the latest fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 (“Haswell”) processors as well as for the most recent multicore processors from Freescale™ and NVIDIA®. AXISPro also now supports Open MPI, providing developers with the opportunity to run MPI and AXISFlow...

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Budget Cuts Spur Use of COTS Rugged Systems

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems - January 2014 Issue As the U.S. defense budget shrinks, the military's appetite for rugged Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products will continue to grow. The services can no longer afford the protracted development schedules and massive cost overruns often associated with new programs. This makes COTS components - from chips to boards to subsystems...

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GE Expands Operations in Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 23, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the expansion of its facility in Huntsville, Alabama with the formal opening of a new building. Huntsville is a key location for GE Intelligent Platforms, serving the defense and aerospace industries as well as multiple industrial markets. In attendance were Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Huntsville Mayor Tommy...

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GE Intelligent Platforms - MAGIC1

GEOSPATIAL WORLD - January 2014 Issue Geospatial intelligence relies on the timely processing of large volumes of sensor data. For many applications, this means that the data can be acquired, stored, collated and delivered for processing on large workstations or even super computers far removed from the data source. However, there is a set of applications which require real-time (or near real-time) processing on mobile, often airborne, platforms...

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