Demo: Interoperability Between the DuraCOR 8043 Mission Processor and the AVDU Mission Display

November 12, 2020 | BY: Mike Southworth


Demo: Interoperability Between the DuraCOR 8043 Mission Processor and the AVDU Mission Display by Mike Southworth, Senior Product Manager

Video transcript for the hearing and visually impaired 

My name is Mike Southworth - I'm a Senior Product Manager with Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. This video is a simple demonstration of the interoperability between the DuraCOR 8043 Mission Processor and the AVDU Mission Display. By way of introduction, the DuraCOR 8043 is a small form factor Intel Xeon E3-based system that has native interfaces for ethernet, usb, audio, video, including multiple display outputs for HDMI or DVI, or optionally HD-SDI. Because it's a modular system, it can also integrate cards for ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553 or various CANbus input cards.

The AVDU Display is an aircraft-worthy display that is available in multiple sizes, high-resolution format, has a USB interface control from the computer, has hard bezel keys to toggle between different video inputs and obviously soft keys when you're using the touchscreen.

The display also has night-vision goggle compatibility and high brightness for daylight readability. In this simple demonstration we have a Linux operating system running on the DuraCOR 8043 with the VLC Media Player hosting a video that is a high-resolution video. This is a simple demonstration using a DVI interface off of the MIL-STD connectors that are broken out and interfaced to the back of the display.

Both of these systems are ruggedly designed and have been qualified to DO-160 and/or MIL-STD-810 qualification standards for harsh temperatures, shock and vibration, humidity, altitude and other conditions that are common for aerospace use.

These are considered COTS products. They are in production today and more information on them is available at the website.

View the DuraCOR 8043 and download full details.


Mike Southworth

Author’s Biography

Mike Southworth

Senior Product Manager

Mike Southworth serves as Senior Product Manager for Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions where he is responsible for the Parvus small form-factor rugged mission computers and Ethernet networking subsystem product line targeting Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained military and aerospace applications. Southworth has more than 15 years of experience in technical product management and marketing communications leadership roles. Mike holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Brigham Young University.

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