GRA112 - Rugged Interconnect Technologies
Intelligent Platforms
3U VPX High Performance Graphics Board
– NVIDIA Kepler architecture
– 384 processor cores
– 128-bit memory bus
– 2 Gbytes GDDR5 SDRAM as used on
• PCI Express
– 16-lane PCIe Gen 3 capable
• Support
– NVIDIA CUDA™ (compute capability 3.0)
– OpenCL™
– OpenGL
– NVIDIA H.264 video encoding (NVENC)
– NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology (PUHD)
– NVIDIA PhysX™ -ready
– Microsoft® DirectX (Compute)
• Dual channel output
– 2x digital DVI outputs
– Up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) @ 60 Hz
– 2x analog outputs
– Up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) @ 60 Hz
– Legacy video, STANAG 3350, RS-170
• Video input
– RS-170, NTSC, PAL
– CVBS or S-video
• Air- and conduction-cooled variants
• 3U VPX form factor
• Available as 2LM VPX-REDI
The GRA112 is the third generation of 3U
VPX graphics boards, bringing the NVIDIA®
‘Kepler’ graphics processing unit to the
rugged military and aerospace market for
both video and graphics generation and
general purpose computing (GPGPU).
For both runtime performance and ease
of programming, NVIDIA’s EXK107 GPU
enables significant gains in SIGINT, radar
and video or image processing applications. With 384 processing cores, single- and
double-precision floating point units,
improved shared memory architecture and
cache hierarchy, together with faster atomic
operations, the GRA112’s EXK107 GPU is
capable of CUDA Compute Capability v3.0.
GE Intelligent Platforms GRA112’s 3U VPX
form factor allows maximum bandwidth
connectivity between NVIDIA’s EXK107
GPU and the system backplane, routing the
full 16 lanes of PCI Express® Gen 3 to the
backplane for connection to a CPU, such as
a 3rd generation Intel® Core™-i7 SBC. This
high-bandwidth interconnect helps reduce
latency, particularly in applications which
transfer large volumes of data to the GPU
for processing.
The input is digitized onto PCI Express, and
appears to the operating system as a standard video capture device. Driver support is
available for both Microsoft® Windows® and
Linux® operating systems.
This high-performance graphics card is
available in all five of GE’s standard rugged
build levels, from benign lab environments
to wide-temperature rugged conductioncooled, and in a two-level maintenance
(2LM) VITA 48-REDI variant with rear covers.
In critical applications where it is desirable
to have a fast shutdown of computing
equipment, an option exists for a fast
power-supply discharge.
The GRA112 is a form, fit and function
replacement for the GRA111, and may be
deployed in the MAGIC1 Rugged Display
Computer to provide a fast-to-market solution for high-performance graphics and
GPGPU signal processing applications.
Designed to be pin-compatible with GE’s
GRA111, The GRA112 offers two independent
graphics channels in both analog VESA and
digital DVI formats. In addition, the analog
outputs can be configured to drive legacy
video formats such as STANAG 3350 and
RS-170, with custom timings if necessary.
GE’s GRA112 has one channel of video input,
which may be selected as RS-170, NTSC
or PAL, in either CVBS or S-video formats.
The GRA112 is is optionall available as an
LRM (Line Replaceable Module) in accordance with the VPX-REDI (VITA 48) standard
GRA112 – 3U VPX High Performance Graphics Board
Specifications: All Systems
Block Diagram
Video memory
• 2 Gbytes GDDR5 SDRAM
• 128-bit wide memory interface
Number of channels
• Dual independent channels
RGB output
• VESA resolutions up to UXGA 1600x1200@60Hz
• STANAG 3350 A, B & C; RS-170; Custom
Digital output
• DVI 1.0 resolutions up to UXGA 1600x1200@60Hz
Video input
• RS-170, NTSC, PAL
• CVBS or S-video
Form factor
• 3U VPX
Fabric Interface
• Interconnection between GPU and CPU
• 16-lane PCI Express interface, Gen 3 capable
• Interconnection between TV decoder and CPU
• 1-lane PCI Express interface, Gen 1
• Level 1: 0°C to +55°C air-cooled
• Level 2: -20°C to +65°C air-cooled
• Level 3: -40°C to +75°C air-cooled
• Level 4: -40°C to +75°C conduction-cooled
• Level 5: -40°C to +85°C conduction-cooled
x16 PCIe
Pass thru
Scan Cnv
Ch1 - DVI
Ch2 - DVI
Ch3 - VGA
Ch4 - VGA
TV in
x1 PCIe
Ordering Information
GRA112 — 1 0 0 0 0 1
3U VPX Graphics Board
1 = Video BIOS
0 = Reserved
0 = Reserved
0 = Reserved
0 = Reserved
5 = Build level 5 : -40°C to +85°C conduction
4 = Build level 4 : -40°C to +75°C conduction
3 = Build level 3 : -40°C to +75°C convection
2 = Build level 2 : -20°C to +65°C convection
1 = Build level 1 : 0°C to +55°C convection
• OpenGL 4.1 and DirectX 11 drivers for Microsoft®
Windows® & Linux® running on Intel® host card
Power Requirements
• +5V / 3V3_Aux required
Single Width Rear Transition Module
Dual Width Rear Transition Module with TV Input
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