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The VPX3-1708 and V3-1708 3U OpenVPX NXP LX2160A Arm-based Processor Cards are designed to reduce the time, cost and risk associated with getting rugged, safety-critical systems to the field.
- NXP LX2160A Arm Cortex A72 16-core 64-bit Processor
- Dual 64-bit memory controllers with ECC providing up to 32 GB DDR4 SDRAM
- 80 GB Flash SSD (SLC)
- 1 MB byte addressable non-volatile memory
- 4-lane PCIe XMC expansion site
- Rugged conduction cooled with 2LM covers
- Operating system support:
- Military and aerospace general computing and mission processing
- Fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft, both manned and unmanned
- Systems where A(M)C 20-152A is the means of compliance (RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80 DAL A)
VPX3-1708 & V3-1708 DO-254 Certifiable 3U VPX NXP LX 2160A Processor Cards
3U VPX Processor Card with NXP Arm LX2160A
Available with DO-254 DAL A artifacts for safety certification
The VPX3-1708 single board computer delivers the next step in performance while maintaining a similar power envelope to previous NXP processor generations. Available in a safety-certifiable variant, the V3-1708, this COTS processor card is designed to reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with getting rugged, safety-critical systems to the field.
- High-performance, SWaP-optimized processing
- Enhanced Trusted Computing capabilities
- Built-in adherence to DO-254 and AMC 20-152A/AC 20-152A
- Failure detection coverage through FMEA and BIT software source kit
The VPX3-1708 and V3-1708 support a wide range of popular operating systems, including DDC-I Deos, Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178 tuMP, Lynx Software Technologies LynxOS, and Wind River VxWorks HVP.
Take flight faster with the VPX3-1708 and V3-1708:
High-performance, SWaP-optimized processing
The VPX3/V3-1708’s LX2160A system on chip (SoC) processor provides an impressive amount of processing power and I/O complement in a low total power envelope. With the addition of wire-rate I/O processing (WRIOP) and other offload engines, the VPX3/V3-1708 provides more real-time processing in the cores for compute-intensive applications.
Enhanced Trusted Computing capabilities
For applications requiring information assurance, the VPX3/V3-1708’s hardware design supports NXP Secure Boot and trust capabilities, along with Arm TrustZone.
Built-in adherence to DO-254 and AMC 20-152A/AC 20-152A
The V3-1708 variant is designed for DAL A systems where AMC 20-152A/AC 20-152A is the means of compliance, calling up DO-254. It’s ideal for safety-critical systems, such as flight control computers, mission control computers, and primary flight displays. Complete your certifiable system with our V3-717 graphics processor.
Failure detection coverage through FMEA
A functional level Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is performed during design to derive additional hardware requirements for safety nets (BITE), identify module-level BIT software, identify system-level requirements, and provide a measure of failure mode detection coverage.
RTCA DO-254 / EUROCAE ED-80 Safety Certifiable COTS
Working with a vendor that can provide safety certifiable COTS solutions that are designed for use in systems with Design Assurance Level A using AMC 20-152A as a means of compliance for safety certification can significantly reduce your program’s cost, development time, and overall certification risk. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has extensive experience and decades of proven success in airborne systems, providing hardware developed with safety certification artifacts for RTCA DO-254.
Ruggedization & Reliability
Evaluating and comparing rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) boards and systems can be confusing. Although military ruggedization standards make the process easier, the techniques and methodologies used to ensure ruggedness and reliability can differ from one vendor to another. Curtiss-Wright goes well beyond standard industry processes to deliver ruggedized solutions with trusted and proven reliability that cannot be matched in the industry. Learn more about how we deliver ruggedized solutions with trusted and proven reliability.