Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing Unveils Atlas PMC Graphics Card

7/21/2005 - Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the first of a new series of dual-channel, high resolution PMC graphics controllers for VME, CompactPCI and PCI systems. The new AtlasPMC/1D is based on ATI Technologies’ RADEON Mobility 9000 (M9) mobile graphics processor, which supports dual 2D, 3D, OpenGL, and DirectX compatible displays with up to 16.7 million colours (24 bpp). The M9 features 64 MB of integrated memory, reduced-power optimisations, integrated video output, and quad-pipeline 2D/3D acceleration to reduce host processor overhead.

The AtlasPMC/1D is designed for use in 0°C to +70°C, operating environments. It simplifies the integration of high performance display graphics into VME and CompactPCI systems and displays analog VGA screen resolutions up to 1920x1200 over both of its front panel connectors. The card can also be configured to output dual digital video (DVI) channels at resolutions up to 1600x1200 (1920x1200 with reduced blanking intervals). TV video signal output (NTSC/PAL) is supported on the card’s second channel and Sync-On-Green (SOG) can be enabled on both channels.

The PMC card’s VGA/FCode BIOS enables AtlasPMC/1D to operate in virtually any x86, PowerPC, or SPARC system. Uniquely in the embedded computing marketplace, Curtiss-Wright provides software support across a broad range of operating systems including Linux, Windows, and Solaris operating environments.

The board also features a number of unique design attributes including:

“The AtlasPMC/1D is a single PMC card solution that will save system integrators time and valuable board slots,” said Darwin Beckel, president and general manager of Subsystems Solutions, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. “This cost-effective, high performance graphics card is the tip of the iceberg for a new benign-market graphics product line from Curtiss-Wright.”

AtlasPMC/1D Key Features:

Curtiss-Wright is unique in the embedded computing market in providing a full range of benign and rugged graphics and video products across PMC, VME, PCI, and CompactPCI boards for single, dual, and quad monitor applications. AtlasPMC is compatible with existing radar scan conversion and video-windowing products from the Curtiss-Wright product family that support complex command and control displays for graphics and multiple sources of real-time video.

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Pricing for the AtlasPMC/1D is US$1,750.00 US in single unit quantities.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry’s most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright visit Tel: (858) 689-7152; Fax: (858) 689-7156; e-mail:

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit

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