Mercury Systems is platinum award winner for CIOE-1390 embedded computing module with Intel Atom processors

Sept. 28, 2020
The COM Express processor modules capitalize on the collaboration between Intel and Mercury to address industry demand for onboard processing power.

NASHUA, N.H. – Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace have recognized Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., as a platinum-level winner in the publications' 2020 Innovators Awards for the company's EnsembleSeries CIOE-1390 embedded computing module.

CIOE-1390 embedded computing module has Intel Atom multicore processors and embedded BuiltSAFE technology, and is for flight safety certification.

The COM Express-based processor modules capitalize on the collaboration between Intel and Mercury’s design and flight safety certification experts to address industry demand for onboard processing power for smart and integrated avionics applications on helicopters and urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles.

Traditional single-core processors are becoming overtaxed by high-performance mobile platforms, Mercury officials say. Although comparatively easy to certify, single-core processors increasingly lack the performance necessary to drive next-generation smart platforms.

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The 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Innovators Awards are to recognize products as solutions to difficult aerospace and defense systems design challenges. The awards are in three tiers: platinum, gold, and silver. The awards were announced on 7 Sept. 2020.

Mercury is solving the performance and availability challenge by working closely with Intel to launch powerful multicore processing solutions with design assurance level (DAL)-C artifacts for mission-critical flight safety-certifiable applications.

Powered by Intel Atom multicore processors, the CIOE-1390 COM Express module delivers a x86 processing architecture for embedding into applications that must be deployed in harsh operating environments.

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EnsembleSeries CIOE-1390 modules are rugged, small-form-factor COM Express Type 10 Mini processor modules with either a dual- or quad-core E3900 Atom Apollo Lake processor. These processors with on-die graphics processing units (GPUs) for complex mission-critical embedded computing problems.

CIOE-1390 modules with BuiltSAFE technology are available initially with DO-254 DAL-C flight safety certification evidence for the circuit card assembly and DO-178C DAL-C evidence for the custom BIOS and bootloader software. These artifacts enable systems designers to perform system safety certification quickly and relatively low cost.

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