Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), announces the release of the VX6096, a high-performance 6U VPX Plug-in Card featuring Intel® Xeon®-D2700/2800 processors. Its high processing power, advanced Air Flow Through cooling technology (VITA48.8), and superior hardware security features such as a secure PLD make the VX6096 an ideal choice for compute-intensive applications across all military radar segments, including airborne mapping, navigation, surveillance, and airborne early warning radars, as well as long-range tracking and target localisation.

With Intel® Xeon®-D2700/2800 SoCs running at 2.0GHz, the VX6096 offers up to 128 GB DDR4 memory with ECC and advanced network capabilities with 100Gb Ethernet support. Thanks to the XMC or MXM expansion slots, a GPU board can enhance graphics and computing capabilities. The VX6096 meets the increasing computing and I/O requirements of demanding applications while minimising the number of boards required. It is designed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard and offers real-time capabilities with TSN and Intel® TCC support. The VX6096 is available in 16- and 20-core versions and offers long-term 10-year availability.

The VX6096 features advanced cooling technology that significantly improves power dissipation, rendering it suitable for demanding environmental conditions. The robust VITA 48.2 Type 2 conduction-cooled version can withstand card edge temperatures from -40 to +70 °C, according to VITA 47, contingent on the processing load and mezzanine performance. It is available with the VITA 48 REDI two-level maintenance cover. The VITA 48.8 Air Flow Through version enables improved thermal performance with an ambient temperature range of -40 to +55 °C. Support for CC-4 (-40/+85 °C) and FC3 (-40/+70 °C) is available on request.

To fulfil the high-security requirements of these applications and achieve the Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) defined in the NIST Standard, the VX6096 has security features such as TPM2 and a secure PLD. These security features are further enhanced with the Kontron SEC-Line solution, which brings additional features such as secure and measure boot.

“The VX6096 offers an unprecedented combination of processing power and flexibility, making it ideal for advanced radar and imaging applications. Its real-time capabilities and robust security features ensure reliable and enhanced performance for latency-sensitive applications,” said Christophe Ferrande, Product Manager at Kontron.

A rear transition module, The PB-VX6-0000, provides access to the board main I/Os and ensures seamless integration and ease of development.