Portwell White Paper: A High-Bandwidth Backplane with Intel® Architecture-based System Host Board for Surgery Room and Video Wall Applications

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    Portwell White Paper: A High-Bandwidth Backplane with Intel®
    Architecture-based System Host Board for Surgery Room and Video Wall
    Applications

    A breakthrough 10-slot backplane available with Intel® Xeon®
    or Intel® Core™ processors based PICMG 1.3 System Host Board and efficient
    Matrox video cards provides a complete solution for capturing and displaying
    high-resolution images in medical surgery environments.  

    Overview
    Modern surgical operations are benefitting from advanced

    technologies adopted in hospital operating rooms and control rooms. A control
    room is where technicians help surgeons and nurses control various medical,
    surgical and diagnostic instruments in the operating room. To provide this aid,
    these technicians view multiple real-time images and video feeds from a variety
    of specialized equipment, such as C-arm, Endoscope, Intra Vascular Ultrasound
    (IVUS), Surgical Navigation Systems, Video Cameras, and more. For interactive
    training purposes, most of the established hospitals (particularly university
    hospitals) also display real-time images or videos on video walls in video
    conference rooms, auditoriums, or classrooms to enable medical students to view
    live surgery outside of the operating room. These video capabilities could also
    be used for grand rounds, live consultation, real-time collaboration, and
    co-diagnostics with physicians of various specialties, either locally or
    remotely.

    To process the imaging and video feeds, long lifecycle

    computers are now taking a place among these technologies. To handle the
    demands of real-time image and signal processing, these computers  rely on
    high-performance Intel® Core™ and
    Xeon® processors from Intel’s embedded
    roadmap, along with powerful graphics
    cards to capture camera images and
    render precise graphics on large LCDs.

    To help hospitals take full advantage of this trend and

    provide the requisite scalability, Portwell provides a critical building block
    for such a system: A PICMG 1.3 backplane with a PCI Express x16 switch and ten
    PCIe x16 expansion slots.

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