6U VPX G4V-VPX Viper™ Boasts Low-Power, High I/O Flexibility
SANTA CLARITA, CA – October 11, 2011 — Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems (CWCES), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading system integrator of rugged deployed integrated electronics for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets, has introduced a new rugged 6U VPX (VITA 46.1/46.4), low-power G4V-VPX Viper™ Single Board Computer (SBC) ideal for safety critical applications. To deliver optimal compute performance in size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)-constrained commercial aerospace and military platform environments, the G4V-VPX Viper features Freescale™’s fast and efficient MPC8548E PowerQUICC™ III processor with VxWorks 653 RTOS including DO-178B Level A certification artifacts. The board also features an extensive I/O complement to provide a highly capable processing platform ideal for a wide range of deployed aerospace and military applications. The G4V-VPX Viper simplifies the integration of high performance processing and a rich array of I/O into embedded safety critical subsystems.
“Curtiss-Wright Controls’ G4V-VPX Viper delivers 2760 MIPS/1200MHz Power Architecture™ processing in a low-power VPX form factor ideal for demanding SWaP-C constrained deployed aerospace and military platforms,” said David Dietz, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems group. “This purpose built SBC speeds the development and time-to-market of rugged, safety critical computing in applications such as flight controls, mission computing and sense/avoid processing.”
The G4V-VPX Viper Single Board Computer supports its PowerQUICC III processor with an extensive I/O complement including two (2) PMC sites (at up to 99MHz), Gigabit Ethernet, twelve (12) serial ports, dual MIL-STD-1553, and TTL DIO. Available in both air-cooled (-40 to 71° C) and conduction-cooled (-40 to 85° C) versions, the G4V-VPX Viper is ideal for use either as an application-specific compute blade or as an intelligent I/O blade. This low-power 6U VPX SBC typically uses 20W power.
G4V-VPX Viper Performance Features:
· VPX with Serial RapidIO x4 (10 Gbps aggregate)
· 6U VPX low power SBC with Universe II VME interface
· Freescale MPC8548E PowerQUICC III processor (1200MHz core)
· 32KB/32KB L1 instruction/data cache
· 512KB L2 cache
· Double precision floating point ALU
· 1024 MB SDRAM running at DDR400, EDAC protected
· 100MHz processor Local Bus for local memory and I/O devices
· 512KB of onboard MRAM
· 4MB of onboard normal boot FLASH memory
· 4MB of onboard emergency boot FLASH memory, always write protected, jumper selectable
· Two (2) 256MB User FLASH banks
· Gigabit Ethernet
· Two (2) EIA-232 115.4Kb serial communication ports
· Six (6) RS-422 synchronous/asynchronous serial ports 12.5Mb/s
· Four (4) RS-423 asynchronous serial ports 115.4Kb
· Up to two (2) transformer isolated MILSTD-1553 BC/BM/RT interfaces
· 8 bits of TTL DIO, each configurable as an input with programmable de-bounce, and as a CPU interrupt, or each as an output
Operating environment support for the G4V-VPX Viper includes board support packages (BSP) for Wind River VxWorks 6.4 and VxWorks 653 with DO-178B certification artifacts.
For more information on the G4V-VPX Viper, please visit www.cwcelectronicsystems.com/g4v-vpx.html. For pricing, please contact the factory. Availability is Q4 2011.
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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems
Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems is one of the industry’s most comprehensive and experienced single sources for rugged, integrated electronic system solutions. Our product and service expertise includes mission and flight control computer systems; network centric computing systems; avionics and Vetronics processor units; motion control solutions and rate sensor assemblies; rugged high-speed data recorders and storage devices; engineered packaging (including chassis/enclosures, power supplies, subracks and backplanes); smart power control and distribution systems; sensor management systems; electric turret drive, stabilization, and ammunition handling systems; and electro-mechanical solutions. The Electronic Systems group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, visit www.cwcelectronicsystems.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., 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 www.cwcontrols.com.