The DSP220 is a 6U VXS (VITA 41.2) quad 8641/8640D multicomputer. Featuring four single- or dual core Freescale™ PowerPC® 8641 system-on-chip nodes and a VITA 42.2-compliant XMC slot, the DSP220 is available in six ruggedization levels including air-, spray- and conduction-cooled for extended temperature operation as well as resistance to shock and vibration.
Designed for a broad range of applications such as land-mobile, airborne fixed- and rotary wing, and naval surface- and underwater platforms that require high performance COTS multiprocessors, and providing the optimum platform for GE Intelligent Platforms’ AXIS (Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software) environment, DSP220-based solutions can be scaled up to eighty 8641 nodes per chassis for the most demanding environments.
The DSP220 derives its high performance from a number of key features. Each PowerPC e600 core is clocked at 1 GHz, and each 8641 node supports two banks of DDR2 SDRAM with 256 MBytes per bank, 2 Gigabytes total per card, as standard. Up to 8 GBytes SDRAM per board is optionally available. PowerPC AltiVec™ support for advanced vector and floating point operations is provided by each processor core. The multi fabric data plane interfaces include Tundra Serial RapidIO to all 8641 nodes, XMC site and the system backplane along with two Gigabit Ethernet ports to all nodes and off board for optimum system throughput. System management and additional data movement options are supported over the VME64 2eSST interface.