Rugged Intel Core i7 Haswell-based single-board computer introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1258 4th Gen Intel Core i7 single board computer for compute-intensive applications deployed in space, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

Feb 24th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1258 4th Gen Intel Core i7 single board computer for compute-intensive applications deployed in space, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

The 3U OpenVPX small form factor commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing engine has Intel's latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Haswell chip-set.

The board delivers 2.4 GHz quad-core (8-thread) performance supported with as much as 16 gigabytes of dual-channel high-speed ECC-protected DDR3 memory.

With its support for a seamless upgrade path between older and future Intel processors, the board simplifies customers' long-term technology plans. Because it's pin-compatible with previous generations of Curtiss-Wright Intel-based computer boards, the VPX3-1258 is suitable for technology upgrade programs.

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With built-in support for drop-in processor replacement, the VPX3-1258 eases future upgrades to Intel's 5th generation Core i7 processor (expected to be released this spring).

This ruggedized board speeds and simplifies the integration of high performance processing into demanding defense and aerospace deployed applications such as mission computing, general processing, virtualization and small multi-computer-board intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions on line at www.cwcdefense.com.

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