MEN Micro releases cPCI Serial SBC with ARM Cortex A72 and virtualization functions

February 20, 2018 Jamie Leland

MEN Micro, Inc has released the G40A, a high-performance, low-power multicore CPU platform based on an ARM Cortex A72 processor in a CompactPCI Serial form-factor. Equipped with the quad-core CPU with NXP data processing accelerators, PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA Gen. 3 interfaces, Ethernet interfaces on front, and an integrated Ethernet switch, the G40A is designed for communication-intensive applications in harsh environments that need high data bandwidth and computing performance, e.g. in data collection applications onboard trains, in industrial or heavy-vehicle applications. The G40A is full-virtualization ready – memory and I/O sub-systems can be virtualized – and available for the next 15 years.

The MEN proprietary board management controller monitors the G40A optional parameters, such as voltages and temperature, and provides a user-configurable watchdog, making it ready for applications where functional safety is required. The memory configuration of the G40A includes a DDR4 DRAM with ECC soldered to the board to guarantee shock and vibration resistance. A non-volatile SRAM, an eMMC NAND Flash device and a microSD card can also be assembled offering space for user applications or usable as a local boot medium. The G40A comes with a tailored heat sink, all components are soldered for protection against shock and vibration, and it is also coated for use in humid and dusty environments.

MEN will be demonstrating at embedded world 2018 in hall 1, booth 406. 

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