Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARM®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors. This cost-effective, low-power small form factor SBC is rated at less than 15W maximum power dissipation. Curtiss-Wright’s ARM-based SBCs are the industry’s first VPX architecture processing modules to harness the affordability and low power advantages of the ARM architecture. They provide unmatched performance-per-Watt without compromising full-featured connectivity and I/O options. The VPX3-1701 delivers the benefits of ARM technology to system designers today while providing a path to technology insertion with pin compatible, higher performance Curtiss-Wright ARM SBCs to follow.

The VPX3-1701’s integral high-speed backplane and XMC connectivity enable multi-GB/s data flows from board-to-board through the backplane interface and from the backplane to its on-board XMC site to support the acquisition, processing, and distribution of sensor data for demanding C4ISR applications such as video, radar, and sonar data processing.

Features include:

  • New small form factor provides similar I/O interfaces and pin-compatibility with Curtiss-Wright’s other popular 3U VPX SBCs
  • Compact, lightweight
  • Ideal for technology refresh applications

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