Advantech’s MIC-6311 is a single processor VPX blade based on the Intel® 4th generation Core® i3/i5/i7 platform. It enables the highest performance available in 6U VPX form factor with two SRIOx4 ports in the VPX data plane and two PCI Express x8 gen. 3 lanes in the VPX expansion plane for workstation and compute intense applications. The two Serial RapidIO ports offer the possibility to interface the MIC-6311 to digital front ends such as DSP and FPGA cards via a high speed, low latency deterministic interconnect. In addition, PCI Express ports with up to 8GB/s throughput offer a high performance interface to ainstream peripherals and IO cards. With a SO-DIMM socket and additional soldered, onboard DRAM with ECC in a dual channel design running up to 1600MT/s, the MIC-6311 offers the ability to fit harsh environments while maintaining maximum memory throughput and supporting memory expansion using the latest SO DIMM technology. Moreover, the 4th generation Core® processors offer increased cache size and efficiency as well as instruction set improvements which make the MIC-6311 a high performance compute engine with outstanding floating point and vector processing performance.