8-gigabyte buffer memory XMC supporting Serial RapidIO and PCI Express switch fabrics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 31 Dec. 2010. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the MM-6171 rugged buffer memory express mezzanine card (XMC) for use in digital signal processing (DSP) systems such as radar signal processing, signals intelligence (SIGINT), airborne image acquisition, and airborne image buffering.

Dec 31st, 2010

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 31 Dec. 2010. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the MM-6171 rugged buffer memory express mezzanine card (XMC) for use in digital signal processing (DSP) systems such as radar, signal processing, signals intelligence (SIGINT), airborne image acquisition, and airborne image buffering.

The embedded computing card supports either Serial RapidIO (SRIO) or PCI Express (PCIe, 4-lane) host interfaces with as much as 8 gigabytes of DDR2 SDRAM buffer memory with ECC. The MM-6171 helps integrate high-speed switch fabrics and buffer memory into digital signal processing subsystems for applications such as high-speed buffering and recording of signal data and high-performance RAM drives, where a modular memory buffer control by a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is necessary.

The MM-6171 XMC can be used with Intel x86- or Freescale Power Architecture-based host computer boards to provide high-speed temporary storage. Its industry-standard high-speed serial (HSS) interconnects are tied to memory to access buffer memory. The card provides DMA performance with minimal processor intervention. It supports high-speed temporary storage, expanded system memory, interleaving, data aggregation, and warehousing.

This small form factor XMC (VITA 42) card interfaces to the host through the P15 connector. The card supports four HSS links running as fast as 3.125 gigabits per second to provide a high-speed full duplex interface.

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

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