Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the aerospace and defense industry’s highest performance 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC), the first to be based on the just introduced Intel Xeon E-2176M (former codename “Coffee Lake”) processor. Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-1260 SBC leads the industry in bringing the unprecedented compute power and I/O flexibility of the new 8th Gen Intel Xeon processor to the embedded market. Boasting a significant performance improvement over previous generations of Intel Core i7 and Xeon processors, the Xeon E-2176M makes the VPX3-1260 an ideal processing engine for system designers seeking the maximum amount of performance-per-Watt to support their compute intensive deployed applications. The Xeon E-2176M’s 6-core (12-thread) architecture delivers an already impressive 2.7 GHz performance that increases up to 4.4 GHz when the processor’s Turbo Mode is applied. What’s more, in addition to being available in air- and conduction-cooled configurations, this rugged board will also be available as the industry’s first Xeon E-2176M-based 3U OpenVPX SBC to feature full compliance to the VITA 48.8 Air-Flow-Through (AFT) cooling standard, ensuring optimal performance for critical applications in the harshest conditions.
“Curtiss-Wright is proud 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. “The VPX3-1260 is the industry’s first single board computer to bring the screaming fast processing power of the Intel Xeon E-2176M to the 3U OpenVPX form factor, enabling our customers to rapidly deploy the sheer power this 8th Gen Intel Xeon processor.”