Rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computers for mission computing applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Oct. 20, 2020
These rugged 3U OpenVPX computer boards are designed in compliance with the new and emerging MOSA and SOSA open-systems computing standards.

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1260 family of high-performance single-board computers for demanding defense and aerospace applications like mission computing; image and display processing; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

These rugged 3U OpenVPX computer boards are designed in compliance with the U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Center’s C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and aligned with standards being defined by The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium.

Based on Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-1260 core design, the computer boards have the 9th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Refresh Xeon E-2276ME processor, to speed and simplify the integration of the Xeon E processor’s cutting-edge capabilities.

The I/O Intensive computer board variant of the VPX3-1260 provides a DisplayPort video interface that supports hardware-accelerated graphics to 4K resolution. It also offers PCI Express expansion, USB and SATA storage interfaces, and external serial and GPIO/DIO connections. An on-board XMC mezzanine site supports expansion options.

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The Payload Profile variant of the VPX3-1260 reduces the I/O complement while increasing PCI Express connectivity to the VPX backplane.

The Payload Profile version of these single-board computers can have the VPX P2 connector for systems not using VITA 65 optical/coax interfaces to add serial, USB, SATA, DisplayPort, and Ethernet, as well as providing access to XMC I/O interfaces.

Both variants of the VPX3-1260 support 40-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across the data plane. Additional 1-Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports are for control plane and external connectivity.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at

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