[Avionics Magazine 01-05-2016] Curtiss Wright Defense Solutions is supporting Intel’s seventh generation Xeon processor on its updated 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 EL-1505L v6 Xeon processor to provide even more powerful quad-core x86 performance processing in the same 25 watt footprint as the earlier Xeon based versions of the modules.
Curtiss-Wright Supports New 7th Gen Intel Xeon Processors on DO-254 Safety Certifiable Single Board Computers. Photo: Curtiss-Wright.
Both SBCs are meet DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C requirements for use in aerospace and defense.
The VPX3-1220 is the industry’s first COTS multi-core Intel Xeon processor SBC designed to meet DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C for use on safety critical military and civil aerospace platforms, Curtiss Wright says. The aerospace and defense manufacturer also recently announced that it is collaborating with Green Hills Software to support the RTCA/DO-178C certified multi-core INTEGRITY-178 tuMP Real Time Operating System (RTOS) on the VPX3-1220.