Small form factor XMC mezzanine card for situational awareness introduced by Curtiss-Wright

OTTAWA, 11 Oct. 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ottawa is introducing the XMC-660 multi-function mezzanine card that combines wireless, GPS and cryptography to deliver portable, secure in-the-field wireless connectivity and situational awareness.

OTTAWA, 11 Oct. 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ottawa is introducing the XMC-660 multi-function mezzanine card that combines wireless, GPS, and cryptography to deliver portable, secure in-the-field wireless connectivity and situational awareness.

The lightweight, small form-factor XMC-660 is for adding trusted wireless communications to VME, VPX, and CompactPCI embedded computing for applications including luggable computers, manpacks, and secure rugged laptop computers.

Designed for rugged environments, the XMC-660, based on the VITA 42 XMC standard, combines support for WiFi 802.11 n/a/b/g communications, Zigbee 802.15 asset tracking, and GPS location services on one plug-in mezzanine card, for embedded wireless networks.

Power dissipation for the card is 7 Watts (typical)/ 8.4 Watts (max). It requires a 5-volt power supply from the basecard. All other necessary voltages are generated on-board the XMC-660.

Although targeted for multi-function wireless applications, the XMC-660 also provides advanced back-end AES/3DES cryptographic support for secure wireline communications over PCI/PCIe to a basecard.

As a modular building block, the XMC-660 can, for example be mounted on a Curtiss-Wright Controls' VPX3-1100 ATOMIC basecard (uses Intel ATOM 1.6 GHz processor) resulting in a 100-by-160-by-2.54-millimeter solution

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

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