Mistral Announces Availability of Curtiss Wright's CHAMP-AV8

Mistral Solutions has announced the availability of Curtiss Wright's CHAMP-AV8, its first rugged OpenVPX DSP engine based on the new quad-core Intel Core i7-2715QE processor.

The new CHAMP-AV8 is also Curtiss-Wright Controls' first DSP engine to offer IDT's upcoming Gen2 PCIe-to-sRIO protocol conversion bridging semiconductor product, bringing the performance and bandwidth advantages of sRIO switch fabrics to the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor-based embedded computing applications.

Available in a full range of air- and conduction-cooled configurations, the rugged CHAMP-AV8 combines the significantly improved floating-point performance of the latest Intel Core i7 processors, with the substantial bandwidth and system-enabling features of the 6U OpenVPX form factor. The board's pair of quad-core processors features new Intel AVX floating-point instructions, and delivers unmatched performance, rated at up to 269 GFLOPS.

With a 21GB/s (peak) DDR3 memory subsystem connected directly to the processor, the Intel Core i7-2715QE is able to maximize the throughput of its Intel AVX vector processing units and process larger vectors at peak rates significantly greater than was possible with previous AltiVec -based systems.

The CHAMP-AV8 features a high-bandwidth PCI Express architecture, with on-board PCIe connections between the processors and the XMC site. With 8GB of Flash and up to 16GB of SDRAM, the CHAMP-AV8 is designed for applications with demanding storage, data logging and sensor processing requirements.

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