3U OpenVPX and XMC-121 XMC military embedded computing processors introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1220 3U OpenVPX single board computer and XMC-121 switched mezzanine card (XMC) processor for demanding aerospace and defense embedded computing applications like mission computing, image and display processing, virtualization, and small intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

Jan 29th, 2018
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1220 3U OpenVPX single board computer and XMC-121 switched mezzanine card (XMC) processor for demanding aerospace and defense embedded computing applications like mission computing, image and display processing, virtualization, and small intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

These rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing boards use the low-power E3-1505L v6 7th Gen Intel Xeon processor to provide more quad-core x86 performance than previous processor generations operating at higher power levels, company officials say.

The VPX3-1220 and XMC-121, which are qualified for full production, have been provided to leading customers for early development since April 2017.

These high-performance COTS modules have support from real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as Wind River VxWorks, VxWorks 653, and Green Hills Software Integrity-178 tuMP.

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The XMC-121 processor mezzanine module features the same Intel Xeon processor as the VPX3-1220, but delivers its high performance on an even smaller form factor.

The XMC-121 enables system designers to add Intel Xeon processing to space-constrained systems as a means of reducing system slot count. It can mount on a graphics or FPGA module, on the power supply, or on the VPX3-1220 to double the processing density in one slot.

Designed to be pin-compatible with previous generations of Curtiss-Wright single-board computers, the VPX3-1220 also is for technology upgrade programs to add faster DRAM and offer lower power.

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

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