Curtiss-Wright introduces Gen 4 PCI Express capability with standard MultiGig RT2 VPX connectors

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the ability to meet the increased bandwidth requirements of Gen 4 PCI Express embedded computing with standard MultiGig RT2 VPX connectors.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the ability to meet the increased bandwidth requirements of Gen 4 PCI Express embedded computing with standard MultiGig RT2 VPX connectors.

This uses a new optimized design approach, extends the ability of the VPX and OpenVPX (VITA 65) standards to support the full bandwidth and signal integrity required when transferring 16-gigabaud PCI Express 4.0 data communications signals over the backplane.

Curtiss-Wright plans to support Gen 4 PCI Express using standard VPX connectors on its Fabric64 family of modules and systems.

"The ability to support next generation Gen 4 PCI Express data rates over VPX without having to abandon the current OpenVPX architecture, today's de facto bus and board standard for aerospace and defense systems, will enable our customers to protect and preserve their investment in current VPX hardware," says Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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