Xeon processor based VPX SBC for low-power, small form factor technology upgrade programs

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    The new rugged 3U OpenVPX™ VPX3-1220 Processor Card from Curtiss-Wright features a low-power version of the Intel Xeon processor to provide high performance quad-core x86 processing with integrated graphics. This SBC is ideal for use in size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) constrained aerospace and defense systems. The VPX3-1220 is the first Xeon processor SBC designed to meet DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C. Available with certifiable DO-254 design artifacts, this powerful VPX module can greatly speed the deployment and certification of critical manned and unmanned airborne Safety Certifiable applications.



    With up to 32 GB of high speed SATA flash memory and 512 KB user NVRAM, the VPX3-1220 is ideal for handling complex applications with demanding sensor processing requirements, or high speed data processing, logging and storage needs. Users can add a Curtiss-Wright XMC-554 storage mezzanine for up to 2 TB of additional storage in a single slot.


    The VPX3-1220 is easily integrated with other members of Curtiss-Wright’s extensive 3U OpenVPX product family to develop powerful mission computing and ISR/EW systems.


    Key Features:

    • Intel “Skylake Xeon” 6th Gen processor based 3U VPX SBC
    • Quad-Core (8-thread) E3-1505L CPU with Turbo
    • Up to 32 GB DDR4 at 2133 MT/s supporting 34 GB/s
    • Up to 32 GB SATA NAND flash
    • Supports XMC expansion mezzanine
    • Available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions


    The VPX3-1220 is supported with an extensive suite of industry-standard operating systems such as Linux (Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)), VxWorks, Microsoft Windows, VMware for virtualized applications environments, and 3rd party support for safety certifiable OS’s such as Wind River VxWorks 653, Green Hills INTEGRITY-178, or LynxOS-178.


    Read a 2 page factsheet. Visit the Curtiss-Wright website to download the detailed product sheet.