NEXUS Forte

NEXUS Forte Multiprocessor PowerPC solution provides a consistent hardware and software platform for use from benign lab applications to extreme rugged deployment environments.

This product reached the end of its lifecycle (end-of-life) on January 18, 2010

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Overview


NEXUS Forte Multiprocessor PowerPC solution provides a consistent hardware and software platform for use from benign lab applications to extreme rugged deployment environments. The NEXUS Forte was designed to operate in deployed environments and simultaneously supports build options to meet the requirements specific to each stage of the system development and deployment cycle. This major addition to the Abaco Systems NEXUS family can be built as a single, dual or quad CPU multiprocessor board using shared-memory (SMP). It accomodates either 7447A or 7448 processing nodes and provides 1GB DDR SDRAM and two 133 MHz PCI-X PMC sites in its standard configuration. Gigabit Ethernet is supported over the VME backplane through compliance with ANSI/VITA 31.1 for P0.



  • OS support: VxWorks and Linux (additional OS support available)
  • Ruggedization: air cooled rugged, commercial (benign), conduction cooled rugged, extended temperature
  • Temperature: 0 to +55C commercial, -40 to +55C extended temperature, or -40 to +70C rugged
  • Timers/Counters: 4 x 32-bit
  • FSB: 133 MHz
  • L2: 1 MB (7448), 512 KB (7447A)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • VME320 (2eSST)
  • Dual PCI-X PMC sites
  • 1 GB shared DDR266 SDRAM memory with ECC
  • Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) architecture
  • Single, dual or quad PowerPC 7447A or 7448 CPU's
  • GPIO: rear transition module

Specifications

Form Factor
VME 6U
Processor
7448 @ 1.4 GHz
Mezzanine
2x PCI-X PMC
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Operating System (OS) Support
Linux
AXIS Support
Yes
Fabric Interface
VITA 31.1 (2xGbE-P0)
Memory
1 GB
Ruggedization
Level 4 Rugged Conduction Cooled

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