FACEREF1 (GE Intelligent Platforms)
FACE Software Reference Platform
Processor • 1.2 GHz QorIQ P4080 • Eight e500mc cores • 2 GB dual-channel DDR3 • 4 GB NAND flash • x4 PCIe to graphics Graphics • S3 2300E GPU • 256 MB DDR3 I/O • 2 independent channels video out • DVI or VGA • 3x 1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet • 2x USB 2.0 • 2x RS-232 • TV capture Compatible Software • Wind River Hypervisor • Presagis OpenGL • Presagis VAPS XT
FACEREF1 is a rugged software reference platform comprising COTS boards packaged in a proven chassis design.
The processor module used in FACEREF1 is the SBC312. Based on the Power Architecture P4080 the SBC312 offers a huge leap in processing performance, providing eight processing cores within the power envelope of previous dual core boards. Combined with extensive IO, the SBC312 is ideal for a wide range of high performance Mil/Aero applications.
The graphics in FACEREF1 is provided by the PMCCG1. The S3 2300E GPU is a perfect balance between high performance and low power for many military and aerospace applications. It provides 256 Mbytes of DDR2 local memory.
The interface between the CPU and GPU is via a 4-lane PCI Express to PCI-X bridge, allowing high-bandwidth connectivity between the two processors.
The Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium is leading the development of open standards for avionics systems. The intention of the standard is to bring interoperability and portability of applications, as well as ensuring a robust architecture and quality software development.
The FACE architecture is intended to drive more capabilities to the Warfighter, faster, while stimulating innovation within the avionics industry.
FACEREF1 is intended to provide a platform for customers to try COTS software, develop application code, and demonstrate capabilities on a rugged platform that is capable of being deployed on real airborne platforms.
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