ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions segment in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the V3-717 rugged 3U OpenVPX high-performance graphics processor module for safety-critical avionics applications like degraded visual environment (DVE) and mission displays.
Based on the well-known and proven AMD Radeon E8860 embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a DO-254 / DO-178C safety-certifiable commercial off the shelf (COTS) avionics graphics processor that meets Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) open-systems standards.
This multi-head based graphics card is designed for systems with Design Assurance Level (DAL) A process assurance where AC/AMC 20-152A (RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80 DAL-A) is the means to compliance.
The V3-717 is an active graphics processor product, with no part changes, for which availability is scheduled to continue through 2026, with support from CoreAVI software drivers.
These graphics drivers are aligned with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standard. Safety-certifiable graphics software APIs supported by the V3-717 include OpenGL SC 1.0.1 and OpenGL SC 2.0.
The OpenGL SC 2.0 API include EGL 1.4 and can support the EGL compositor extension. DO-254 and DO-178C certification artifact kits can ease platform certification, speed time to market, and reduce cost and risk.
For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.