Kontron announced the VM6103, a new 6U VME SBC with NXP Layerscape scalable multi-core 64-bit ARMT processor. The low power dissipation blade computer features more than 4600DMIPS while drawing less than 10W. The Kontron VM6103 is ideal for use in Size Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C)-constrained systems and general-purpose missions, ranging from industrial to extreme rugged transportation and defense applications.
The VM6103 is available with either a 2-core 1GHz or a 4-core 1.6GHz 64-bit ARM A53 Layerscape processor, on-board soldered DDR4 (with ECC), as well as up to 64GB on-board soldered Flash optionally. The VM6103 provides a host of standard I/O including Dual Gigabit Ethernet, serial lines, SATA, up to three USB channels and GPIOs.
The modular extension with I/O expansion slots of the VM6103 allows to configure tailored systems from open standard components, reducing integration time and cost. It features two PMC-, one XMC-, one Mini-PCI-Express- and one M.2 slot.
Kontron answers increasing security requirements for safety-critical applications with hardware enforced root of trust, as well as software only techniques such as Secure Boot.
The VM6103 withstands shock and vibrations as all components on the board are soldered, which is a prerequisite for reliable operation and a longer product life-time. The low power dissipation of the VM6103 allows reliable long-term operation without forced air cooling. The VM6103 is scheduled to be available in either air cooling or conduction cooling versions supporting a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. With a guaranteed standard life-time of ten years from product start, the VM6103 facilitates life-cycle management by making the overall system available at least for this period of time.