FACE-compliant 3U OpenVPX graphics processor for safety-critical avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Jan. 4, 2022
Embedded computing module complies with Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) open-systems standards.

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.

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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.

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