3U VPX computer boards for military aircraft and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

OTTAWA, 16 Dec. 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ottawa is introducing the VPX3-129 rugged 3U VPX (VITA 46) computer boards based on the Power Architecture processor for embedded aerospace and defense applications such as tactical aircraft, armored vehicles, and rugged naval systems.

Dec 16th, 2009

Posted by John Keller

OTTAWA, 16 Dec. 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ottawa is introducing the VPX3-129 rugged 3U VPX (VITA 46) computer boards based on the Power Architecture processor for embedded aerospace and defense applications such as tactical aircraft, armored vehicles, and rugged naval systems.

The computer board augments the performance and digital I/O capabilities of Freescale's QorIQ P4080 eight-core communications processor, and is designed to support the OpenVPX system interoperability specification for VPX.

The VPX3-129 single-board computer has multi-gigabytes per second data flows from board-to-board via the backplane, and from the backplane to its XMC site to support the acquisition, processing, and distribution of high-bandwidth sensor input such as video, radar, and sonar data.

The board's I/O complement includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, four serial channels, as much as eights bits of discrete digital I/O, USB 2.0 ports, and an XMC mezzanine site with 64 bits of I/O mapped to the backplane.

It accommodates either dual SRIO high speed fabric ports to the backplane or as many as three PCI Express ports. Software support includes Wind River VxWorks/Tornado (6.x) and Wind River Linux 3.0.

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

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