6U CompactPCI® lifecycle extended by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors

Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest high performance 6U CompactPCI® processor board utilizing 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. The PP 91x/x1x is a single slot air-cooled Single Board Computer (SBC) expanding on the success of the previous generations of 6U CompactPCI® SBCs, allowing customers to easily migrate to the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors while reaping the benefits of significantly improved performance per Watt and extending the lifecycle of already deployed solutions.

The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, based on 22nm process technology, provide increased performance for an equivalent power budget when compared to the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. This allows the PP 91x/x1x to excel in applications that are thermally constrained but still require high performance.

The PP 91x/x1x supports the dual-core and quad-core 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors along with up to 16 Gbytes of ECC SDRAM. The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors offer enhanced graphic capabilities resulting in virtually double the graphics performance of previous architectures offering cutting edge technology for tomorrows applications.

Additionally, the PP 91x/x1x integrates the newly released Mobile Intel® QM77 Express chipset which provides enhanced connectivity. Complimentary to the performance advantages provided by the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, the PP 91x/x1x offers USB 3.0 connectivity which allows for faster data delivery. Coupled with up to 6MB of on-die cache and a faster memory controller, providing a peak bandwidth of 25 GB/s, the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors make the PP 91x/x1x extremely well suited to high throughput applications.

The PP 91x/x1x maintains both rear and front IO compatibility with the previous generation PP 81x/x1x. The board can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade). Support is also provided for PICMG® 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9® (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap); the CompactPCI® backplane interface operates at 33/66MHz PCI™ signalling speeds.

Glen Fawcett, CEO for Concurrent Technologies, commented, "The PP 91x/x1x Single Board Computer leverages the highly efficient, cutting edge 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor technology. This enables us to equip our customers with an ideal solution to meet their SWaP (size, weight and power) constraints and further extend their product lifecycle."

The PP 91x/x1x addresses todays demanding applications from medical to military and is designed to scale from commercial temperature grade 0°C to +55°C (N-Series) through to extended temperature grade -40°C to +85°C (K-Series).Operating systems currently supported are Windows® 7, Windows® XP, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Linux® and VxWorks®.

PP 91x/x1x SBC Supported Processors


Cores / Threads




Intel® Core™ i7-3615QE

4 / 8

2.3 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE

4 / 8

2.1 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-3555LE

2 / 4

2.5 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE

2 / 4

1.7 GHz




Product Launched: PP 91x/x1x
For web version of this press release visit: http://www.gocct.com/news/press_releases/pp91xx1x.htm
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For the datasheet visit: http://www.gocct.com/sheets/PP/pp91xx1x.htm

For further information on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ products, please visit: http://www.gocct.com/products

About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2008 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for critical embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA, UK, India and China as well as a worldwide distributor network. The company has a wide range of high performance Intel® processor based VME, VXSЀ, OpenVPX™, CompactPCI® and AdvancedMC™ products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) and XMC (Express Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

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