Kontron introduced the ApexVX multi-mission rugged computer system. The embedded system is ideal for mission-critical applications in airborne systems, mobile military vehicles, precision-guided munitions, electronic warfare, UAVs and C4ISR. First samples of the new Kontron ApexVX multi-mission, rugged computer system are available now. The system can be ordered as a pre-qualified system compliant to relevant MIL and AERO standards such as MIL-STD810 E for shock, vibration, humidity, salt fog and MIL-STD461-E for EMC/RFI.
Kontron introduced the KISS 4U PCI760 MIL-STD rackmount server. The PCI760 features the Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9400, DDR2 dual channel RAM (up to 8 GB), 64 GB SSD, up to three 3.5″ SATA HDDs, PCIe x16, four PCIe x1 and seven PCI 32-bit. The Kontron KISS 4U PCI760 MIL-STD has been certified for the MIL-STD-810F and 461E specifications. The Kontron KISS server is available now in EMEA. It will be available in America and APAC in October. The rackmount server is ideal for military applications with high demands on performance, ruggedness and reliability.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the CRS-C2P-3CC1 and CRS-C3P-3CB1 off-the-shelf embedded systems for military vehicles. The CRS-C2P-3CC1 and CRS-C3P-3CB1 feature Freescale-based single board computer, VxWorks real-time operating system, 512Mbytes of RAM, 256MB of Flash memory, Ethernet, serial, USB, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and discrete I/O. The CompactPCI-based computer systems are ideal for UAVs, manned and unmanned ground vehicles and launch vehicles.
Chassis Plans announced the M2U-20A rugged COTS Plus rackmount computer system. The M2U-20A is designed for high shock and vibration environments found in military applications and includes unique features to assure survival in the harshest environments. The system is optimized for installation in transit cases or for mobile installations such as aircraft or vehicular. The M2U-20A is designed to meet 901D in a shock isolated rack and Mil-Std-810G for survival in high-G applications. The M2U-20A is currently shipping in production quantities.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms introduced the SE 2 high performance 6U VME rugged graphics platform. The SE 2 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor operating at up to 2.26GHz, an NVIDIA graphics processor (G72 or G73), and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card. The SE 2 is ideal for demanding graphics-intensive applications that will be deployed in harsh environments. Software support includes Wind River’s VxWorks 6.6, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux. The availability of OpenGL drivers under VxWorks means that certification to DO-178B is achievable.