Posted by John Keller
LEESBURG, Va., 8 Jan. 2010. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is introducing a high performance VME64x digital signal processing (DSP) computer board called the CHAMP-AV5 that uses the Intel Core i7-610E processor for low-power, high-performance solutions in demanding military signal processing applications.
The CHAMP-AV5 embedded computer complements the Curtiss-Wright Controls SVME/DMV-1905 single board computer, also based on the Intel Core i7 processor, which also is for rugged deployed COTS signal processing applications.
The CHAMP-AV5 multi-processing CPU board brings the floating-point performance of the Intel Core i7 architecture to VME64x. It has a pair of 2.53 GHz dual-core Core i7 processors for performance as fast as 81 billion floating point operations per second. With a 17-gigabyte-per-second (peak) DDR3 memory subsystem connected directly to the processor
The board also has 4 megabytes of cache and two hardware threads per core, is pin-compatible with the Curtiss-Wright MPC7447/7448-based CHAMP-AV4, and has a high-bandwidth PCI Express architecture, with on-board connections between the processors and the PMC/XMC sites.
"The combination of Intel Core i7 processor performance, along with Intel's commitment to long life-cycle supply, has propelled us to choose Intel as the best technology choice for our signal processing product line," says Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing.
"New embedded Intel processors are for advanced signal processing systems and the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market segment," says Ryan Parker, director of marketing at the Intel Embedded and Communications Group.
For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.
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