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ratings and integrate military and
aerospace-specific system capabilities, including avionics databus interface support, 50-millisecond power
hold-up, and high-speed PCI Express-based M. 2 NVMe storage. This rugged COTS mission computer packs
performance with six ARMv8 processor cores and a 256-core Pascal-based
GPU. Its NVIDIA CUDA-compatible
graphics processor and 64-bit multi-core ARMv8 architecture can satisfy
deep learning, parallel processing
and high-performance embedded
computing (HPEC) demands, while
delivering compatibility with modern virtual machine hypervisors,
software routers, and target software
The VPX3-687 3U VPX 10-giga-
bit/40-gigabit backplane Ethernet
switch from Curtiss-Wright Defense
Solutions is a high-density 3U VPX
Ethernet switch able to implement
high-performance embedded processing clusters in a small size. It has support for IEEE standards for backplane
Ethernet, and delivers as much as 32
ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or eight
ports of 40-Gigabit Ethernet. These
provide low-latency control plane for
coordination between processors, or a
high-throughput pipe for transferring
massive amounts of sensor data.
The C4ISR Modular Open Suite of
Standards (CMOSS) VPX backplane
for the U.S. military’s Hardware
Convergence Initiative from Elma
Electronic Inc. in Alameda, Calif.,
The ISL72813SEH rad-hard
32-channel driver with integrated
decoder from Intersil, a Renesas
company in Milpitas, Calif., is a
high-current, driver circuit fabricated
using Intersil’s proprietary PR40 sili-con-on-insulator process technology
to mitigate single-event effects. This
device integrates 32 driver circuits
that feature high-voltage, common
emitter, and open-collector outputs
with a 42V breakdown voltage and a
peak current rating of 600 milliamps.
The 3DS MEMS Inertial Sensor
System Platform from MEI Micro Inc.
in Addison, Texas, is a single-chip,
inertial measurement unit (IMU)
using a proprietary 3D System MEMS
fabrication platform. It is scalable
to a Navigation Grade IMU, and can
scale to include additional sensors to
measure physical phenomena other
than motion, such as pressure, magnetic field, and sound, enabling up to
a 10-degree-of-freedom sensor or an
inertial navigation unit on one chip.
The Spatium solid-state power
amplifier from the Qorvo Infrastruc-
ture and Defense Products business
in Greensboro, N.C., works by combin-
ing several MMICs to provide high-
power output in a small package.
Spatium is a replacement for legacy
TWTAs in a variety of applications. It
is a single-stage efficient and broad-
band combining platform.
The Nanopak i7 from Themis
Computer in Fremont, Calif., is an
Intel Core i7-based rugged computer
that packages an Intel 6th generation
Core i7 Skylake processor, 32 giga-bytes of DDR4 memory, and 1 terabyte of FLASH storage in a small and
lightweight form factor.
The GORE Aerospace Ethernet
cables from W.L. Gore & Associates
Inc. in Newark, Del., are engineered
for the increasing data demands of
modern airborne digital networks.
They exceed Cat6a electrical requirements and deliver signal integrity
with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission as fast as
10 gigabits per second over long
distances. The cables are 24 percent
smaller and 25 percent lighter than
standard Cat6a cables, and on the
SAE-AS-6070 Qualified Parts List.
The Vx Works 653 software-design
platform from Wind River Systems
offers a multi-core ARINC 653 product that delivers an ARINC 653-com-
pliant platform for integrated modular avionics (IMA) applications.
Vx Works 653 3.0 Multi-core Edition
provides software partitioning in
time and space to ensure fault containment in accordance with strict
IMA and ARINC 653 requirements.
Vx Works 653 Multi-core Edition
enables reduced SWaP and reduced
bill of materials on advanced aircraft.
The Fortress from Curtiss-Wright
Defense Solutions is a combined data,