Curtiss-Wright Supports New 7th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors on DO-254 Safety Certifiable Single Board Computers

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    Updated VPX3-1220 and XMC-121 SBCs deliver highest performance with Intel’s latest generation quad-core low-power EL-1505L v6 processor and fast Intel HD Graphics


    On January 3, 2017, Intel introduced its 7th Gen Intel Xeon processor “former codename Kaby Lake-H”. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will support the new processor on two small form factor commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) single board computers (SBCs). The updated rugged modules, the 3U OpenVPX VPX3-1220 and XMC-121 XMC processor mezzanine card, now both feature Intel’s latest low-power EL-1505L v6 Xeon processor to provide even more powerful quad-core x86 performance processing in the same low-power 25 watt footprint as the earlier Xeon (former codename Skylake-H) based versions of the modules.


    These SBCs are designed for use in size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) constrained aerospace and defense systems. What’s more, the VPX3-1220 is the first 7th Gen Intel Xeon processor based SBC designed to meet DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C. Available with certifiable DO-254 design artifacts from Curtiss-Wright, this powerful VPX module can greatly speed the deployment and certification of critical manned and unmanned airborne Safety Certifiable applications. Curtiss-Wright also announced that the XMC-mezzanine form factor module XMC-121 is on schedule for customer deliveries in Q1 2017.


    “Curtiss-Wright continues to lead the rugged embedded COTS industry in bringing Intel’s latest processing architectures to the aerospace and defense markets,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are excited to offer Intel’s newest 7th Gen Intel Xeon processor technology on 3U VPX and XMC small form factor single board computers, delivering even more computing power than before, without increasing power consumption, both key goals of our system integrator customers.”


    The VPX3-1220 and XMC-121 are ideal for use in general purpose mission computing applications that require the highest possible processing performance while consuming low power. These fully rugged modules speed and simplify the integration of 7th Gen Intel Xeon processor processing into demanding defense and aerospace deployed applications such as mission computing, image and display processing, virtualization and small multi-SBC ISR systems.


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