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ENSEMBLE® 6000 Series LDS6522 Low Density Server OpenVPX i7

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The Ensemble™ 6000 Series OpenVPX Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Next Generation LDS6522 Module from Mercury Computer Systems combines a powerful Sandy Bridge mobile-class quad-core Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 processor, a high-performance FPGA for both fabric bridging and user-application functions, and highbandwidth on-board and off-board communication fabrics in a single 6U OpenVPX slot. The LDS6522 provides a next-generation architecture that balances the disruptive computational capabilities of the Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 processor with key high-bandwidth I/O interfaces, providing a powerful and scalable computing architecture that is well aligned with demanding high-end defense and commercial applications.
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  • 6U OpenVPX™-compliant VITA 65/46/48 (VPX-REDI) module
  • High-performance Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 (Sandy Bridge mobile-class) quad-core processor
  • Up to 2.1 GHz with 134 GFLOPS peak performance
  • Serial RapidIO® and/or 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric enabled
  • Integrated 80-lane PCIe® switching infrastructure
  • On-board and off-board co-processing expansion plane communications
  • Mercury MultiCore Plus® software infrastructure support
  • Balanced architecture combines Core i7  technology with high bandwidth, low latency I/O to maximize per-slot overall performance
  • Extensible for integrating customer IP through unused resources on Altera-stratix FPGA
  • Dual flexible mezzanine sites for enhancing system processing or IO
  • Single-board computer functionality with additional synchronization and timing features

Intel Sandy Bridge Mobile-Class 32-nm Processor 
Dual-core 2.1 GHz
Peak performance 134 GFLOPS (peak theoretical)
Threads per core 2
Intel® Virtualization Technology
      DDR3-1333 4 GB with ECC (up to 8 GB future capability)
      Raw memory bandwidth 21 GB/s
BIOS SPI flash 2 x 8 MB
NAND flash 4 GB

Altera Stratix® IV EP4SGX180 FPGA 
Logic elements 175,000
Internal memory 11.7 Mb
18x18 multipliers 920
SerDes 16
      Each SerDes 600 Mbp to 6.25 Gbps
184 GMACs 200 MHz
Provides fabric bridging to data plane
Can act as co-processor to execute iFFT/FFT, image or signal processing
Configured from CPU or dedicated configuration ROM

IPMI (System Management) 
On-board IPMI Controller
Voltage and temperature monitor
Geographical address monitor
Power/reset control
FRU and on-board EEPROM interfaces
FPGA, CPU and CPLD interfaces

OpenVPX Multi-Plane Architecture 
System Management via IPMB-A and IPMB-B link on P0 management plane
Dual 4x serial RapidIO® or 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on P1 data plane
Full x16 or dual x8 PCIe® expansion plane
Dual 1000BASE-BX Ethernet control plane
Power/reset control
FRU and on-board EEPROM interfaces
FPGA, CPU and CPLD interfaces

Ethernet Connections 
Two 1000BASE-BX Ethernet to P4 connector
     OpenVPX™ Control Plane
One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet to P4 connector
      Accessible via OpenVPX RTM or external chassis interface
One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connection to front panel (air-cooled module)
or backplane (conduction-cooled module)
Ethernet functions supported by the chipset include:
UDP, TCP, SCTP, ARP, IPv4, IPv6, IEEE1588, flow control, 802.1P (priority) and
802.1Q (VLAN)

PMC-X/XMC Sites 
Mezzanine sites 1 PMC/XMC, 1 XMC only
PCI-X™-to-PCIe bridge Connects PMC site to on-board PCI Express® switch
PMC PCI™ support 33 and 66 MHz
PMC PCI-X® support 66, 100, and 133 MHz
PMC user-defined I/O from P4 to backplane
PCIe XMC sites per VITA 42.3 with XMC user-defined I/O from J6 to backplane

Additional I/O Capabilities 
1 RS-232 serial interface to front panel (air-cooled) or backplane (conduction-cooled)
Configurable for RS-422 signaling when routed to backplane
One front-panel USB 2.0 interface (air-cooled configurations only)
Two USB 2.0 interfaces to backplane
Two SATA interfaces to backplane
8 single-ended GPIO interfaces to backplane
System signals to backplane
NVMRO, ChassisTest, Environmental Bypass, MemoryClear

6U VPX (air-cooled)
1.0” slot pitch

Environmental Specs (Air-Cooled Version) 
Operating Temp -0°C to +40°C*
Storage Temp -40°C to +85°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%, non-condensing
Vibration 0.003 g2/Hz; 20 to 2000 Hz, 1 hr/axis
Shock 20g, z-axis; 32g, x-, y-axes; 11 ms half-sine
Operating Altitude 0-10,000 ft*
*Customer must maintain required cfm level. 

OpenVPX™ System Specification encompasses VITA 46.0, 46.3, 46.4, 46.6, 46.11
Compatible with VITA 65
VITA 46/48.1/48.2 (REDI)
Serial RapidIO®, PCI Express®, 10 Gigabit Ethernet