Rugged avionics computer that saves space and eases upgradeability introduced by CES

GENEVA, 22 July 2015. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) in Geneva is introducing the ROCK-2 rugged, modular, avionics computer with a computing power scalable from 3,000 to 170,000 DMIPS.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

GENEVA, 22 July 2015. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) in Geneva is introducing the ROCK-2 rugged, modular, avionics computer with a computing power scalable from 3,000 to 170,000 DMIPS.

The ROCK-2 is open-architecture, pre-qualified, application-ready, safety-certifiable, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing avionics system in which basic functions such as I/O, video, and graphics are designed on carriers while the single-board computer function is designed on XMC.

The XMCs then are installed on the carriers not only to save space but also for easy, low-cost system upgradeability, company officials say. The switch from air-cooled laboratory to conduction-cooled airborne environment comes from the cross-compatible laboratory and airborne chassis.

OpenVPX compliant and 3U VPX based, ROCK-2 adopts an integrated modular avionics (IMA) architecture. It is the candidate for airborne applications with a central mission computer managing several functions of different design assurance level (DAL).

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ROCK-2 is built on safety-certifiable building blocks and can be optionally delivered with all the documentation, certification evidences and artifacts required for a DO-178C/DO-254 certification up to DAL-C.

For more information contact CES online at www.ces-swap.com.

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