Building on Kontron's successful VX3058, the VX305C 3U VPX Single Board Computer uses the highly integrated 12-core Intel® Xeon® D process, supporting Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet, high bandwidth PCI Express 3.0, and high speed DDR4 memory. As a result, it is SWaP-C optimized with versatile mezzanine options for XMC, storage, graphics, M.2, and I/O. Combined with Kontron's advanced switch technologies and centralized health management, VX305C is a logical choice for both high thread count and high performance embedded computing applications.
VX305C brings server class applications into the battlefield
Typical programs include:
VX305C and leading edge architecture for Multi-CPU computing nodes
VX305C provides two 10 GBASE-KR ports and 8 lanes Gen3 PCI Express to the backplane. A 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch and a PCI Express Switch can be complemented with two respective single star data planes. Kontron’s sample turnkey system StarVX implements this architecture, enabling a significantly higher I/O bandwidth. While computing power has been continuously increasing in the past, and I/O bandwidth did not, the balance of both is back again by Kontron StarVX. VX305C makes it a powerful, leading edge Multi-CPU computing node architecture.
Long term programs: high reliability and low Total-Cost-of-Ownership
Kontron provides a Long Term Supply program service (LTS) for over 15 years. Intel communicates silicon reliability is 10 years. A comprehensive Health Management is optionally available to support easy field maintenance. All this makes the VX305C an ideal candidate for long term programs.
|Form Factor||3U VPX, 1’’ (5HP)
Slot profile: SLT3-PAY-2F2U-14.2.3, SLT3-PAY-1F1F2U-14.2.4, SLT3-PAY-1F1U-14.2.10
|Processor||Intel® Xeon® D-1559 Twelve Core™, TDD 35W, 1.5 GHz/2.1 GHz TURBO
(12 execution cores, 24 threads, 18 MByte Cache)
PCIe gen3 x8 ports to VPX and XMC, up to 8 GT/s
|Main Memory||Up to 32 GB dual channel DDR4 SDRAM running at 2133 MT/s, with ECC, soldered|
|Available I/Os||Front Panel
USB: 1x USB 2.0 port
GIGABIT ETHERNET: 1x RJ-45 connector: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet Note: This port is configurable from the BIOS to be routed to the VPX rear connector
HDMI (OPTION): HDMI connector as option. This includes a HDMI front-I/O module and a M.2 mezzanine for 2D graphics. Remark: HDMI front I/O and XMC support are exclusive.
SERIAL: 1x RJ-11 connector: Two EIA-232 interfaces or one EIA-485 interface without hardware flow control
LEDS: 5 LEDs reporting the board CPU health status and activity
RESET: Push button
PCIe: x8 PCIe 3.0, non-transparent capability, on P1. Configurable as 1 x8, 2 x4, or 4 x2
SATA: 2 SATA 6 Gb/s links on P1, 2 additional SATA 6 Gb/s links on P2
USB: 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 port on P1, 1 additional USB 2.0 link on P2
UART: Two serial lines (Rx, Tx only) on P2, for RS-232 or RS-422/485 dynamically configured
Ethernet: Two 10GBASE-KR or 1000BASE-KX on P1, one 1 1000BASE-T on P1, 2nd 1000BASE-T on P2 (both front/rear switchable, onboard magnetics)
GPIO P1: GPIO1, GPIO2/Maskable reset, OpenVPX GDISCRETE1, VBAT
GPIO P2: SYSCON. 2x multiplexed GPIO3/4 or SFI I2C
Video: DVI port on P2 as option. This includes a M.2 mezzanine for 2D graphics.
|Security||Dual secure elements, TPM and Wibu, which can be enhanced with Kontron SEC-LINE product|
|Watchdog||PLD-based, timeout ranging from 2 µs to 510s, IRQ, Reset, dual-stage|
|Flash||2x16 MB FLASH, with recovery image and uEFI BIOS settings|
|Power Supply||On P0: VS1=12V and 3.3V_AUX; VS2 not used; VS3=5V not used; -12V_AUX for XMC slot option|
|Drives||60 GB SSD M.2 Option|
|Cooling||Air and Conduction-cooled options|
Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. Service and Support Offering
This data sheet contains a detailed description of all the support and service offering from Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S, including the Long Term Supply (LTS) Services.
[ support-brochure-03-2018.pdf, 894.71 KB, Jun.28.2018 ]
[ vx305c_20190412_datasheet.pdf, 3.08 MB, Apr.23.2019 ]
Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]
All other downloads such as drivers, bios, drawings etc. are available on Kontron’s Customer Section
To find out more about our services go to services pages