Rugged 3U CompactPCI mission computer for land vehicles and avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

SAN DIEGO, 12 Oct. 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) in San Diego is introducing the MPMC-931x family of compact, conduction-cooled rugged half-ATR 3U CompactPCI multi-platform mission computers that can be configured for aerospace applications from benign laboratory to harsh-environment deployed ground vehicles and avionics. The embedded computing systems come in five standard configurations, each with an integrated 28-volt DC power supply, and with computing power from either a DCP-124P SBC Power Architecture 7448 single board computer or a DCP-1201 Intel Core2 Duo CPU board. I/O modules are available for graphics, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, and Gigabit Ethernet switching.

Oct 12th, 2011
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SAN DIEGO, 12 Oct. 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) in San Diego is introducing the MPMC-931x family of compact, conduction-cooled rugged half-ATR 3U CompactPCI multi-platform embedded mission computers that can be configured for aerospace applications from benign laboratory to harsh-environment deployed vetronics in ground vehicles and avionics for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).The embedded computing systems come in five standard configurations, each with an integrated 28-volt DC power supply, and with computing power from either a DCP-124P SBC Power Architecture 7448 single board computer or a DCP-1201 Intel Core2 Duo CPU board. I/O modules are available for graphics, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, and Gigabit Ethernet switching.The cold-plate-cooled MPMC-931x is for mission computer applications in space- and weight-constrained applications. Waste heat transfers between card edges of its conduction cooled 3U CompactPCI cards and the base of the system enclosure, and the computer is sealed from environmental contaminants and electro-magnetic interference.

The MPMC-931x measures 141.5 cubic inches, and weighs 4.5 pounds, and operates in external air temperatures as hot as 55 degrees Celsius using cold plate cooling that has no need for fans, vehicle-supplied air, liquid, or other demands from the vehicle, company officials say.

The mission computer is based on the Curtiss-Wright Packaged COTS (PCOTS) system that meets military specifications such as MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-704. This rugged computing system is designed to fill several roles in air and land vehicles.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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