SWaP-constrained rugged mission computer for signal and image processing introduced by Curtiss-Wright

July 27, 2022
The MPMC9337 comes pre-configured with a Curtiss-Wright VPX3-1220 or VPX3-1260 single board computer, and an NVIDIA GPGPU based co-processor module.

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC9337 rugged mission computer for military systems that need additional on-board processing power but must limit their size, weight, and power (SWaP) burden.

The The MIL-grade three-slot 3U OpenVPX mission computer comes ready to support compute-intensive general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU)-driven applications like cognitive signal and image processing.

It is pre-configured with a Curtiss-Wright VPX3-1220 or VPX3-1260 single board computer in the first slot and an NVIDIA GPGPU based co-processor module in the second slot.

The computer board hosts a Curtiss-Wright XMC-E01 Vita 42 fiber-optic XMC module that delivers four channels of 10-gigabit Ethernet, configurable as four 1000BASE-T Ethernet ports or four 10GBASE-SR Fiber Ethernet ports.

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The chassis’s third slot can support a 3U OpenVPX SATA solid-state drive data storage module or an additional 3U OpenVPX PCI Express card. The MPMC-9337 also features an integrated 28-volt DC power supply.

Measuring 250 cubic inches, this compact mission computer delivers reliable and predictable performance in operating temperatures as high as 71 degrees Celsius.

The system uses advanced coldplate and thermal management to remove the need for fans, vehicle supplied air, liquid, or other demands from the vehicle. Designed for operation in harsh military environments, the MPMC-9337 chassis includes heaters to support cold-starts in temperatures as low as -50 C.

I/O includes a dual channel CAN/MilCAN offload controller, as well as USB and video ports accessible at the front of the unit. For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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