The CB2109 “Heron” is fourth-generation, 6U cPCI SBC module based on GMS’s upgradable CPU technology. It is designed to provide the highest level of workstation performance possible in a fully ruggedized, single-slot cPCI. The Heron is targeted for applications where ultra-high-speed processing power is required with outstanding graphics for upgrading legacy hardware, such as the C269, or for new applications where ultra-high performance, lower-power cPCI is needed. The Heron is the highest performance cPCI SBC in the market with vast I/O and upgradable CPU for extended life cycle.
The Heron supports the Haswell Intel® Core i7 processor with up to four physical CPU cores with Hyper-Threading for total of 8 logical cores, each operating at up to 2.4GHz with the ability to TurboBoost. To harvest this incredible CPU performance, the CPU is coupled with up to 32GB of RAM organized in two banks and supporting error correcting code (ECC). The ECC RAM provides 2-bit error detection and 1-bit error correction and supports up to 1600 mega-transfers per second (MTS) between the CPU and memory.
The I/O subsystem for the Heron is designed to support a wide array of standard and custom I/O functions. The CB2109 standard configuration supports two 10Gigabit Ethernet ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports with TCP/IP Offloading Engine (TOE) to the rear panel and one Gigabit Ethernet to the front panel, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports to front panel, two USB 2.0 to the rear, up to 1TB of mSATA with write-protect for OS boot or one 2.5″ SSD/HDD, two DVI-I ports with sync-on-green on the RGB ports with one optional DVI port to rear panel, two COM ports with RS-232 drivers (one to front panel and one to rear), and line in/out audio. The Heron also supports Super I/O for legacy COM ports and PS2 Mouse/KB on rear I/O, and two SAM sites for custom I/O expansion. The first one is shared with the mSATA device, while the second, much larger site can support a variety of expansion I/O such as, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, CANBus, GPS or any custom I/O via 4-Lane PCIExpress with I/O to rear Panel. The I/O connectors in the front and rear panel are placed on the same locations as the C269 for seamless upgradability.