3U VPX Solutions Deploy Faster
The compact 3U VPX form factor reduces the size, weight and power (SWaP) needed to run rugged, mission critical applications, with powerful processing chips and high speed serial interconnects, today’s 3U performance can exceed yesterday’s 6U performance. Many applications are switching from 6U to 3U VPX form factor.
Curtiss-Wright leads the industry with 3U VPX, offering both complete 3U VPX system solutions and an incredible range of 3U VPX products. Rugged systems built on the compact size and modularity of the 3U VPX form factor address growing aerospace and defense program requirements for Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) that conform to decreasing size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) allocations. Despite the reduced SWAP-C of a 3U based systems, the complexity of these systems in many cases is not reduced.
Curtiss-Wright simplifies the process with complete, innovative, COTS-based 3U VPX solutions that accelerate system development for all land, air, and sea platforms.
Low-cost Development with Short Lead Times
Our complete, low-cost, 3U VPX offerings are engineered to integrate easily into existing development programs within reduced lead times. Offering more than boards in a box – we deliver fully developed systems complete with software tools and analysis documentation to help you get to deployment quicker.
- Rugged Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC) systems supported by software tools and analysis and SDRL documents, such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) report, thermal report, Design Verification Test (DVT) report and more
- System Quick Start Kits deliver proven, pre-configured 3U modules pre-installed in a lab/demonstration chassis, with a 4-8 week lead time
- System Built-In Test (BIT) Software pre-tested and verified for complex, high-performance requirements
- Test infrastructure that shortens development cycles, increases test coverage, and verifies hardware performance under high levels of simultaneous usage. Designed with the intent of being re-used by our customers to save development cost of validation in their process.
These solutions deliver state-of-the art 3U VPX processing for any program requirement making it easier to deploy field-ready LRUs that provides more functionality in a single footprint.
Proven COTS Technology Building Blocks
Our 3U VPX solutions are built on a wide range of proven 3U VPX building blocks that create a quick-turn 3U VPX Infrastructure you can rely on. Mix and match any of the products below using a variety of packaging options to create a 3U VPX solution that meets your needs. Our 3U VPX subsystems provide higher levels of performance, reduce power consumption, and limit unit count — all critical attributes for rugged systems deployed in space limited environments.
The industry’s broadest choice of 3U VPX embedded building blocks
Choice means configuration flexibility. Curtiss-Wright gives you choices, starting with 3U VPX Single Board Computers (SBC) - you can select from options using ARM-based chips, Power Architecture processors or the latest multi-core Intel processors.