Radisys Announces First Intel Quad-Core, Extended Temperature COM Express Module


HILLSBORO, Ore. ---- Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the CEQM67HD, the first ruggedized COM Express module with quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processing and a -40 C to +85 C temperature range. The CEQM67HD combines quad-core performance with Radisys’ Highly Accelerated Lifetime Test (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) expertise during the design and development process to provide aerospace and defense (A&D) customers with the high processing power and extreme temperature range capability required for embedded technology applications in network-centric warfare.

Entire A&D networks, from base station through the core, are being consolidated into small, ruggedized communications platforms based on Radisys’ COM Express modules. The combination of ruggedness, reliability and performance of Radisys’ COM Express modules provides the ability for an entire network to be picked up and moved, or even carried in a soldier’s pack. These ultra-portable cellular networks require a combination of hardware and optimized software that meets specialized size, weight and power requirements for next generation net-centric warfare. Radisys’ Trillium 3G and LTE and media server software combined with the Radisys small form factor and defense specialized COM Express computer modules provide the necessary technology for today’s military portable communications networks and services.

“As the military adopts more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies to keep pace with constantly changing missions and threats, the defense community is looking for innovative partners to enable this strategy. Synexxus is one of those partners, providing its data distribution system—the Electronic Keel (EKeel)—a highly ruggedized system used in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The EKeel leverages the best of COTS manufacturing and the design and modular benefits from standards-based COM Express in order to quickly take advantage of commercial investments and migrate to newer technologies for the battlefield,” said Gregory Glaros, CEO, Synexxus. “The Radisys CEQM67HD complements our design objectives and architecture needs by consistently delivering the performance and reliability that the EKeel and MRAP vehicles require and our servicemen and women deserve.”

Optimizing the performance of A&D systems can be accomplished only by putting more processing power inside tactical platforms to receive and pre-process data prior to delivering information to the operator. This increased level of processing performance now requires the quad-core processing capabilities of Intel’s 2nd Generation Core i7 processors, incorporated into compact, mobile and rugged form factors that can withstand extreme environmental conditions. The new Radisys CEQM67HD combines quad-core i7 processing with the small, 95mm x 125mm COM Express form factor over the -40 C to +85 C temperature range, addressing the performance, size and ruggedness that A&D applications need.

“This CEQM67HD module brings extreme processing and graphics performance into a compact COM Express form factor, supporting processing intensive applications for the A&D space within smaller, more efficient designs,” said Jennifer Zickel, COM Express product line manager, Radisys. “Based on a thorough understanding of the defense industry’s needs, Radisys COM Express experts have given our customers a solution to successfully execute compute intensive applications in even the harshest of environments, while also providing the confidence associated with an extended product lifetime and future upgradability backed by full life-cycle support from Radisys.”

About CEQM67HD

Radisys’ CEQM67HD extended temperature product brings new graphics technology and unprecedented processing power to A&D applications within a 95mm x 125mm COM Express form factor. Key product features include:

Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor options
Intel Core i7 2715QE processor, 2.1 GHz
Intel Core i7 2655LE, 2.2GHz
Intel Core i7 2610UE, 1.5GHz
Type 6 COM Express Revision 2.0 extended temperature module
Basic 95mm x 125mm size
Seven PCI Express® x1 ports and one PCI Express x16 PEG port
Intel QM67 chipset for up to 12 USB ports (four on board), four SATA ports and DDI, HDMI, LVDS or VGA graphics
Dual-channel DDR3, up to 16GB
On-board TPM support to enable security features

Radisys CEQM67HD product samples are available now and are expected for general availability in February 2012.

Additional Resources

Radisys’ CEQM67HD datasheet
Radisys Trillium products
Radisys Aerospace & Defense solutions

About Radisys

Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace, defense and public safety applications. Radisys’ market-leading ATCA, IP Media Server and Com Express platforms coupled with world-renowned Trillium software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring high-value products and services to market faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN) solutions from femtocells to picocells and macrocells, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including voice, video and data, as well as customized mobile network applications that support the aerospace, defense and public safety markets.

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