The CPU-71-15 is a high performance Single Board Computer
(SBC) based on the VMEbus 6U form factor. The CPU-71-15
is offered in both convection cooled and ruggedized conduction
cooled variants, it will meet the needs of numerous commercial
and military applications requiring maximum processing
power, low power consumption, and small physical footprint.
At the heart of the CPU-71-15 is an Intel® 2nd Generation
Core i7 ULV Sandy Bridge Processor and QM67 Cougar
Point Platform Controller Hub (PCH). These two devices
form the central processing backbone of the design. With
a dual-channel memory controller integrated in the processor,
the CPU-71-15 supports up to 8 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM running
at up to 1333 MHz. The CPU-71-15 routes one of the i7s
two x8 gen 2 PCIe to the two on-board XMC sites.
One of the QM67 PCHs x1 gen 2 PCIe is routed to
a PCIe to PCI bridge (PLX8112) that supports PCI bus for
the two on-board PMC sites and the Universe IID PCI-VMEbus
interface controller. Another x1 gen 2 PCIe lane is routed
to an Intel 82579 10/100/1000BaseT ethernet with front
The QM67s x4 PCIe is routed to an 82571EB dual
10/100/1000 BaseT, routed to either P2 or P0 in compliance
with VITA 31.1 ethernet backplane network. Three RS232
ports and an LPT1 port are also routed to P2.
Operating system support is provided for VxWorks, Linux,