Rugged computers for civil, military aircraft and autonomous vehicles introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 27 Nov. 2013. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the CRS-D4I-3VB1 and the CRS-D8I-3VF1 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged embedded computers for demanding, harsh environments such as civilian and military autonomous vehicles, commercial and military aircraft, ground vehicles, helicopters, surface and underwater research vessels, and locomotives.

These rugged computers are available as pre-configured, ready-to-run systems, and are available on short lead times, GE officials say.

The CRS-D4I-3VB1 is a conduction cold-plate-cooled 3U VPX computer housed in a 4-slot chassis using one single-board computer with an Intel Core i7 processor.

The CRS-D8I-3VF1 is a 3U VPX embedded computer with an Intel Core i7 processor housed in a one-half-ATR rugged conduction forced-air-cooled chassis with eight slots.

I/O for both systems includes MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, serial, discrete, USB, audio, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA, DVI, and HD-SDI. Each rugged computer uses a 28-volt DC power supply that meets MIL-STD-704F. The one-half-ATR solution also has the option to support a 115-volt AC, 400 Hz single-phase power supply.

The computers are designed to withstand harsh environments per MIL-STD-810. For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at

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