Rugged computer for manned and unmanned aircraft
The new rugged computer – ONYX – is designed for constrained space applications such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. The device engineers at Ecrin Systems in Crolles, France based it on a modular mezzanine concept with a processor choice ranging from Intel Celeron low-power chips to multi-Core i7 2nd and 3rd generation components.
ONYX also has embedded video graphic capabilities via an optional module that targets high-end video digital, analog and broadcast SMPTE outputs and inputs, overlay, EAS-NI encryption, and H.264 AVC compression – all through a 500-pin connector with PCIe x16 lanes at 10 Gbps signaling. It also makes use of an AMD Radeon E6760 GPGPU with its 480 Stream Processors matrix that runs as fast as 576 GFLOPS.