Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Newest High Performance Intel™ Architecture 6U OpenVPX™ SBC Features Intel’s Latest 3rd Gen Cor

Jan. 15, 2013

New VPX6-1957 6U VPX SBC Brings Latest Intel Processor and Unmatched Complement of High Speed I/O Support to Rugged Defense & Aerospace Systems

ASHBURN, VA – September 28, 2012 – Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, has announced the new VPX6-1957, a very high performance rugged Intel® Architecture-based OpenVPX™ processing engine, that features the Intel® 3rd Gen Core™ i7 Quad-Core (“Ivy Bridge”) processor, an unmatched range of high-speed I/O, and support for Intel® AVX™ floating point libraries. Designed for optimal performance in harsh environments, the single board computer’s (SBC’s) latest generation Intel 22nm quad-core processor is supported with a 21 GB/s (peak) DDR3 memory subsystem connected directly to the processor that maximizes data throughput to its AVX floating point units. The VPX6-1957 features the widest range of I/O support available on an Intel-based VPX SBC, including Serial RapidIO (SRIO), x16 PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE. With an unprecedented quantity of on-board cache memory, the SBC’s CPU is able to process larger vectors at peak rates than was possible with previous processor technologies. Available with either 16 or 32 GB of flash, the VPX6-1957 is ideal for handling applications with demanding storage, data logging and sensor processing needs.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to being the market leader in Intel processor-based embedded computing,” said Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions.  “We are proud to market the broadest, most fully featured and highest performance range of Intel® Architecture-based SBCs, from our new ‘Ivy Bridge’-powered VPX6-1957, to our high-end digital signal processors boards, such as our CHAMP-AV8, and our end-to-end solutions and fully integrated subsystems, Curtiss-Wright is setting the standard for rugged Intel COTS processing.”

The VPX6-1957 supports a wide variety of high-bandwidth fabrics including Serial RapidIO® Gen2 and PCI Express® Gen2 via the SBC’s P1 & P2 connectors. The VPX6-1957 also supports dual 10 GbE ports to enable connectivity with heterogeneous boards in a high performance embedded computing (HPEC) environment.

VPX6-1957 Performance Features:

  • Intel® 3rd Generation Core™ i7 Processor
  • Quad-Core 22nm
  • 6 MB L3 Advanced Transfer Cache
  • 16, 32 GB NAND flash
  • Single-slot, 6U board with (2) XMC/PMC sites
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TxT)
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-d)
  • Trusted COTS enabled
  • TPM support
  • (4) 4x SRIO Gen2 5.0 Gbps
  • 16x PCIe Gen2 or (2) 8x PCIe Gen 2
  • (2) 10GbE
  • Ruggedized Air-cooled, Conduction-cooled,and Air Flow Through (AFT) variants available

Software support:

Software support for the VPX6-1957 includes an extensive suite of industry-preferred operating systems including VxWorks™, Linux®, and Windows® WES7.

For availability and pricing information, please contact the factory.

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Sales & Editorial Contacts

For editorial information regarding Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions products or services, contact John Wranovics, public relations director, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Tel: (925) 640-6402; email. [email protected].

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: [email protected].

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. CWCDS serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company’s modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company’s broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit


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