Curtiss-Wright Controls Introduces New Family of Cold-Plate Cooled 3U CompactPCI Rugged Multi-Platform Mission Computer Sub-Systems

Fully Integrated/Qualified MPMC-931x Family of Ultra-compact 3U Subsystems Operates in 55°C Temperature with Cold Plate Cooling

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 11, 2011 – Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, OpenVPX™, VXS and CompactPCI products for the rugged deployed defense and aerospace market, has introduced a new family of compact, conduction-cooled rugged ½ ATR-style 3U CompactPCI systems. The ultra-compact MPMC-931x family of Multi-Platform Mission Computers, developed by CWCEC’s Embedded Systems group in San Diego, CA, comes in five standard configurations. Each of these fully developed system configurations features an integrated 28VDC power supply and either a DCP-124P SBC Power Architecture™ 7448 single board computer (SBC) or a DCP-1201 Intel® Core™2 Duo SBC. In addition, the MPMC-931x couples these processing capabilities with a variety of I/O modules to meet specific program requirements such as graphics, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, Gigabit Ethernet Switching, and more.

“Our customers are looking for performance and flexibility in system designs,” said Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. “Our MPMC-931x system solutions are ultra compact, making them ideal for system integrators with severe space constraints.”

The MPMC-931x provides high functional density in a small package. As a cold plate cooled system, the MPMC-931x is designed for reliable operation in harsh environments. Packaged in an ultra compact form factor and equipped with reliable, industry leading processing solutions, the MPMC-931x has all the elements required of modern mission computers in space and/or weight-constrained applications. Optimal system cooling is ensured via thermal transfer between card edges of its conduction cooled 3U cPCI cards and the base of the system enclosure. Environmental and EMI sealing is employed for accommodation of a wide variety of deployed platforms and environments.

The MPMC-931x uses advanced packaging techniques to provide advanced processing power in a rugged enclosure that measures a compact 141.5 cubic inches and a lightweight 4.5lb, yet is able to operate and survive external air temperatures of 55°C using a cold plate cooling approach. This enables system designers to implement and deploy a highly capable processing system without the need for fans, vehicle-supplied air, liquid or other demands from the vehicle. This rugged Packaged COTS (PCOTS) system can be readily configured to meet the needs of the full range of military or aerospace requirements, from benign laboratory to harsh deployed ground vehicle environments, simplifying and speeding the development and deployment of critical applications.

The PCOTS Advantage

The MPMC-931x can greatly reduce up-front development costs. As a PCOTS system it delivers economies of scale in production that reduce recurring costs while meeting the I/O, performance and environmental requirements of unique, demanding military programs. It features a rugged enclosure designed to the meet military specifications including MIL-STD-810 for environmental conditions, MIL-STD-461 for EMI, and MIL-STD-704 for power. This rugged computing system is designed to fill multiple roles in air and land vehicles.

MPMC-931x System Key Features:

· 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) backplane

· Cold plate cooling

· Volume optimized

o 3.71” x 4.89” x 7.8”

o <5 lbs (fully populated)

· Standard Configuration

o One SBC

§ (1) DCP-124P SBC Freescale Power Architecture® 7448

§ or (1) DCP-1201P SBC Intel® Core™2 Duo

· Flexible Integration Options (Various configurations support different options):

o (1), (2) or (8) GbE

o (1) 100BaseT Ethernet

o (1) to (3) USB

o (1) SATA

o (1), (2) or (3) RS-232

o (2) DVI

o (1) Video in

o (2) or (12) RS-422

o (2), (16) or (18) TTL I/O

o (16) Discrete

o (2) TMDS (DVI) out

o (1) RGB component out

o (1) RGB component in

o (2) CANBus

o (1) DDC 12C Bus

o (2) UBIC

o (2) LVDIO

o (10) 10V A/D

o (10) 4-25mA A/D

o (1) Fiber GbE

o (10) Microphone Sensor Nodes

· Power Supply

o 28 VDC input

o MIL-STD-704 compliant

Fully developed configurations are currently shipping.

For pricing information, please contact the factory.

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