3U VPX rugged data storage card for deployed applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

DAYTON, Ohio, 28 July 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Dayton, Ohio, is introducing the conduction cooled VPX3-FSM (flash storage module) encrypted rugged high-capacity solid-state 3U VPX SATA data storage card for deployed military applications.

DAYTON, Ohio, 28 July 2009. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Dayton, Ohio, is introducing the conduction cooled VPX3-FSM (flash storage module) encrypted rugged high-capacity solid-state 3U VPX SATA data storage card for deployed military applications.

The military hard drive card includes a NIST certified 256-bit AES data encryption capability, and is rated at 160 megabyte-per-second military data storage read/writes when configured as RAID0, and 75 megabytes per second per port in a JBOD configuration.

The VPX3-FSM rugged data storage card provides 256 gigabytes of high reliability SLC NAND flash storage in a 3U VPX (VITA 46) or VPX-REDI (VITA 48.2) form factor with a 1-inch pitch.

The on-board flash memory is arranged as four 64 gigabytes banks, and can be configured to appear to the host single board computer (SBC) as four separate SATA drives or as one SATA drive with hardware RAID0 support. Memory cells are rated for more than 100,000 write cycles.

Industry standard wear leveling and bad-block management is provided. The VPX3-FSM's on-board microcontroller monitors temperature, power, and error conditions and provides BIT status to the host SBC over either RS-232 or the I2C bus. Three LEDs are also provided for external indication of power, encryption enabled, and fault condition.

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

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