Having a Rugged Pi Day

Having a Rugged Pi Day
Having a Rugged Pi Day
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March 14, 2022

Having a Rugged Pi Day

Published in Electronic Design
Written by William G. Wong

Happy Pi Day!

Its March 14, or 3-14, also known as Pi Day. It’s when my alma mater, Georgia Tech, holds the Pi Mile Race, essentially a 5K race down the streets of Atlanta. This year is the 50th annual race.

In 2022, we also can celebrate Curtiss-Wright’s release of the Parvus DuraCOR Pi. This little box houses a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. The compute modules provide a more rugged and compact solution than the conventional Raspberry Pi platforms, which are often oriented toward prototyping. Many developers have used these platforms in products, but these tend to go into environments that aren’t as demanding, such as homes and offices.

Raspberry Pi compute modules generally find homes in industrial applications. Sfera Labs’ Iono Pi Max is a programmable logic controller (PLC) that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi computer module. It’s designed for industrial and production line applications.

The Parvus DuraCOR Pi could be used in those environments, especially when the device needs to be in the field. All of the other components are designed to handle rugged environments that are wet, dirty, and messy.

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Parvus DuraCOR Pi Mission Computer

The Parvus DuraCOR Pi features a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) with support for the Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) expansion ecosystem.

Raspberry Pi Processing Ecosystem

Raspberry Pi technology has been deployed in tens of thousands of applications in a variety of industries across the world. With the Parvus DuraCOR Pi, Curtiss-Wright has developed the first Raspberry Pi rugged mission computer. Optimally designed for extreme size, weight, and power (SWaP)-sensitive mobile, airborne, ground, manned/unmanned vehicles, and sensors, it’s small enough to be integrated into a wearable device or installed on nearly any platform.