Single Board Computer systems or SBCs, are self-contained embedded computers. Such computers are generally employed as embedded computing systems. These computers run embedded and real-time operating systems. Real time operating systems or RTOS are specific operating systems that are designed and programmed according to the device. The basic functionality handled by real time and embedded OS includes system control and management, input and output expansion, networking and communication of the device, storage and graphics capabilities.

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. is a company that has been manufacturing single-board computers since many years. It is popularly known as X-ES. Apart from the fabrication of SBCs, it also provides chassis, I/O devices, and system-level products within the industry of embedded computers. The latest news from X-ES is the launch of X-ES XPedite7331 single board computer. This SBC from X-ES is built on Intel Core i7 technology. The processor unit of this SBC is supported by Intel Core i7-610E, 620LE, and 620UE processors. Along with this superior processor, the machine is supported by Intel QM57 chipset. The X-ES XPedite7331 is designed to deliver the maximum performance for industrial purposes. This SBC will enhance the efficiency of application driven for industrial control, test and measurements.

Following is the basic hardware configuration and application support features of X-ES XPedite7331 SBC:

The processor unit of this SBC is supported by Intel Core i7 technology. These processing units of the SBC operate at a clock speed of 2.53, 2.0, or 1.06 GHz. Apart from the SBC based on Intel processors, X-ES also offers SBCs that are based on Freescale Power PC processors.

Along with this superior processor inside X-ES SBC, it has 8 Gigabytes of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM as onboard physical memory. The SDRAM of this SBC is provided on two channels on the board.

The dual core technology with this SBC is further supported by hyper-threading technology to provide superior performance. Along with Intel powered processor units, chipset unit of the device is supported by Intel QM57 chipset.

Further, the machine can be upgraded up to 16 Gigabytes for physical memory, although it comes with 8 Gigabytes of physical storage.

XPedite7331 supports a variety of operating system environments. The device work smoothly with Wind River VxWorks, QNX Neutrino and Linux operating system. It comprises a 3U CompactPCI Express module. The chassis of this SBC is enhanced by air cooling. The NAND flash of the device can be upgraded up to 16 Gigabytes. This SBC can be used as a system controller or peripheral and it also has a 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet port for data communication.