COTS Journal

Pair of Safety Certifiable 3U VPX Graphics Modules Target Avionics


Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions has expanded its portfolio of DO-254/DO-178C safety certifiable COTS products with the introduction of two new rugged 3U VPX high performance graphics processor modules. Based on AMD's Radeon E8860, both of these multi-head graphics cards support the long lifecycle availability required for defense and aerospace programs. Designed for use in safety certifiable applications, these modules were developed to meet DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL A certification.

The VPX3-719 is ideal for applications that require video capture and HD-SDI video interfaces. It supports extremely low latency video capture, graphics generation and overlay, and display output conversion. The card's Radeon GPU is supported with up to six independent and simultaneous graphics outputs selectable from 4x DVI, 2x HD-SDI, and 2x analog RGBHV or STANAG interfaces. The VPX3-717 provides system designers with a higher level of architecture flexibility. Unlike the VPX3-719, it provides an on-module XMC mezzanine expansion site, which can be configured with a wide variety of XMC card types. The card can also be configured with a processor XMC SBC enabling single-slot solutions. I/O support includes six independent DVI outputs, two of which can also be configured to support a dual-link DVI port for higher resolutions.

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Ashburn, VA.
(703) 779-7800.


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