Rugged 6U VPX board with single or dual high-performance NVIDIA® Quadro®, 8GB GDDR5 per GPU and PCIe x16 Gen 3

NORTH AMERICA – WOLF Advanced Technology’s VPX6U-QUADRO-M5000M boards include single or dual high-performance GPU processors in a rugged, reliable product. Each GPU includes 8GB of GDDR5 memory with NVIDIA GPUDirect™ DMA and can drive up to four video display outputs. The board can also be used as a CUDA compute engine providing high data throughput for computations that benefit from advanced parallel processing.

VPX6U-QUADRO-M5000M Board with Dual GPU

The VPX6U-QUADRO-M5000M board uses NVIDIA’s latest Maxwell-2 28nm GPU technology. Each GPU provides 2995 GFLOPS single precision (32-bit), 8GB GDDR5 video memory with a theoretical maximum memory bandwidth of 160 GB/s, ECC memory support allowing for error correction on the DRAM, and 1536 NVIDIA CUDA cores. The board supports the GPUDirect API which allows devices to write directly into the Quadro’s memory, reducing latency, system power and bottlenecks from the system.

The board can be used for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) encoding and decoding. The GPUs contain dedicated encoding hardware for video encoding, called NVENC, that is independent from the graphics engine. When using NVENC hardware for encoding the GPU graphics engine is free to perform other tasks. The NVENC accelerator encodes video at higher speeds and power efficiency than CUDA-based or CPU-based encoders at equivalent quality.

For each GPU included in the VPX6U-QUADRO-M5000M the board can be configured to drive up to four simultaneous video outputs. The standard output connectors available per GPU include 2 DisplayPort connectors and 1 RGBHV (VGA) connector on the rear panel, and 2 mini DisplayPort connectors on the front panel. Optional custom output configurations are also available.

Craig McLaren, WOLF’s CEO, says “This high-performance 6U VPX board is designed to efficiently process Terabytes of data with the added value of up to eight independent DisplayPort video outputs, or an MCOTS 6U VPX version that is capable of different types of video outputs including: DP, ARINC-818A, SDI, COAX-Express, Camera link, LVDS, DVI, STANAG 3350-A, B or C, RGB Sync on green and RS170: PAL, NTSC or SECAM.”

The VPX6U-QUADRO-M5000M is an ancillary processor board designed to be installed into a VPX system with a VPX-REDI (ANSI/VITA 48.x) in a VPX (ANSI/VITA 46.x) or OpenVPX (ANSI/VITA 65) configuration. The board implements PCIe x16 and can support specialized 6U VPX systems designed to provide the full x16 connection. It also implements PCIe Gen 3, which for a x16 has a data throughput of 15.76 GB/s per direction, almost twice the 8 GB/s data throughput of PCIe 2.0.

Terry Laviolette, WOLF’s VP of Engineering, says “WOLF’s 6U VPX Dual GPU Carrier was designed to provide system’s designers with a flexible, highly configurable PCI Express interface enabling a broad range of bridge link configurations. As an example, X16 lane uplink, bifurcation to X8 uplinks, downlinks or link combination and non-transparent bridging are just some of the options that can be considered for the P2/P5 Expansion plan design. WOLF’s 6U VPX modules also support a variety of OpenVPX profiles easing system integration challenges while at the same time being highly configurable to enable system designers to meet specific system functional and performance goals.”

This board is designed to operate in rugged environments and has been manufactured to MIL-STD-810 standards including 20g 11ms shock, 0.1g²/Hz @ 5 - 2000Hz vibration, -40 to +71°C, and can be conduction or air-cooled. Due to the critical importance of size, weight, and power (SWaP) in aerospace and defense applications, each compact, ruggedized VPX6U-QUADRO-M5000M video processing board includes a utility and API allowing the maximum power to be controlled in order to maximize GPU capability while minimizing power usage. Depending on the processing requirements the power can be tuned from 55W to 225W.

FOR MORE INFO: https://wolfadvancedtechnology.com/products/vpx6u-quadro-m5000m/

WOLF also manufactures a 3U VPX version of this board which includes a single GPU processor. For more information about the 3U version of the board please see: https://wolfadvancedtechnology.com/products/vpx3u-quadro-m5000m/.

WOLF Advanced Technology designs, develops and manufactures ruggedized boards for video capture, process, encode and display. All WOLF solutions are designed to operate flawlessly in even the harshest aerospace and defense environments without sacrificing any of the processing power available from the latest generation high-speed NVIDIA, AMD and Xilinx GPUs, APUs and FPGAs. WOLF’s designs include rapidly available COTS solutions, feature-tailored MCOTS solutions, and full custom designs. WOLF supports a variety of board architectures, including 3U and 6U VPX, XMC, PMC and MXC/MXM.