LEESBURG, VA – January 28, 2009 — Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, VXS and CompactPCI products for the aerospace and defense market, has introduced the SPMC/DPMC-214, a new high performance, rugged PMC card that offloads host processor cards from CANbus, MilCAN, and Utility Bus processing tasks. The SPMC/DPMC-214, available in both air- and conduction-cooled versions, speeds and eases the integration of the CANbus and MilCAN data communications protocols into embedded aerospace and defense systems deployed in harsh environments.
“The SPMC/DPMC-214 enables aerospace and defense system designers to quickly add high performance CANbus and MilCAN interconnects to their rugged deployed systems,” said Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager of Modular Solutions, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. “This highly capable card off loads the system’s host card from detailed protocol handling, to deliver more overall processing power to the entire system.”
“Curtiss-Wright’s SPMC/DPMC-214 card will help speed the deployment of MilCAN-based embedded systems,” said Dr. Elias Stipidis, Managing Director, Altek Technologies, provider of the MilCAN protocol interface. “MilCAN standardizes the use of the popular CANbus on military vehicles, providing a deterministic protocol for communications for use in defense related ground based vehicle applications.”
This fully compliant PMC mezzanine card provides 4 CANBus ports or 4 MilCAN ports along with the US Army standard Utility Bus (optional), and TTL I/O functionality. Its on-board dual ColdFire MCF5485 processors implement the detailed handling of the CANBus or MilCAN protocols effectively offloading the system host card from protocol processing tasks, and thereby increasing the effective processing capacity of the host card.
SPMC/DPMC-214 Performance Features:
– Dual ColdFire MCF5485 processors with built-in FlexCAN modules
– Can be configured as:
*4 independent CANbus interfaces compliant to:
– CAN Specification 2.0, Part B protocol(standard and extended message formats)
– ISO 11898
– 1993 CAN High-Speed physical interface levels
*Or 4 independent MilCAN interfaces compliant to:
– MWG-MILA-001 Specification
– Galvanic isolation of the CANbus physical interfaces and the SPMC/DPMC-214 power and ground planes
– Supports standard CANbus speeds
– Optional Utility Bus interface
– 16 channels of LVTTL Discrete I/O
– Available in range of ruggedization levels: air-cooled and conduction cooled
– PMC Bus
* 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI Bus
* 3.3V signaling, 5V tolerant
-Power: 5V only, 1.2A
-Backward compatible with Curtiss-Wright S/DPMC-211 card
The SPMC/DPMC-214 is interoperable with most host and carrier cards that provide support for PMC cards. Software support includes BSPs for popular operating systems Such as BSP Support VxWorks 5.5.x/Tornado 2.2.1, VxWorks 6.3/6.5 Workbench 2.x, Linux and Windows.
As a member of our comprehensive range of ruggedized PMC modules the SPMC/DPMC-214 is available in both air-cooled and conduction cooled versions and is supported by Curtiss-Wright’s commitment to long-term availability, provision of life-cycle management services and comprehensive after-sales technical support.
The SPMC/DPMC-214 is the latest addition to Curtiss-Wright’s broad family of rugged embedded boards. It complements Curtiss-Wright’s wide range of SBCs, DSPs, Graphics and Communications and IO products. For more information about Curtiss-Wright networking solutions please visit www.cwcembedded.com.
Pricing for the SPMC/DPMC-214 starts at $2,095.00 USD. Availability for the SPMC/DPMC-214 is off-the-shelf. Both air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions, according to CWCEC ruggedization guidelines, are available.
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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the defense and aerospace industry’s most comprehensive and experienced single source for rugged embedded computing solutions. Our complete portfolio of products includes processing, data communications, digital signal processing, video and graphics, recording and storage, analog acquisition and reconstruction, radar and integrated subsystems. All our quality products are architected with the most advanced technology for a rugged environment and are enhanced by services such as life cycle management and custom engineering. As part of the Motion Control division of Curtiss-Wright, our focus on engineering excellence is based on more than a century of innovation that includes some of the most important advancements in aviation pioneered by our founders, Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright. For more information about Curtiss-Wright visit www.cwcembedded.com.
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