SPAWAR picks Curtiss-Wright XMC computing

U.S. Navy researchers needed small-form-factor and low-power XMC single-board computers for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) research work.

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U.S. Navy researchers needed small-form-factor and low-power XMC single-board computers for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) research work. They found their embedded computing solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va.

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in San Diego announced their intention to order 12 Curtiss-Wright XMC-120 Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) modules and related embedded computing equipment.

The XMC-120 is designed for space-constrained size, weight, and power (SWaP)-sensitive applications.

It has the Intel Atom Bay Trail E3845 processor, which is an integrated system on chip (SoC) based on Intel's 64-bit Silvermont processor architecture. The processor provides quad-core performance, operates at 1.91 GHz, has integrated 2-megabyte L2 cache, and provides 64-bit x86 processing while consuming less than 10 watts of power.

The upcoming contract to Curtiss- Wright has yet to be negotiated. The contract also will call for Curtiss- Wright to provide 12 RTM-120 rear transition modules (RTMs), cabling, 12 RTM3-652-0020 RTMs, and 12 RTM3-1258-1001 RTMs.

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific provides the Navy with research, development, delivery, and support of integrated C4ISR, cyber, and space systems and capabilities. The center manages locations in the Pacific and around the world.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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