VPX SBC building block hastens time-to-market for C4ISR apps

Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) is a hot focus in mil tech these days, and so is fast time-to-deployment. The good news is that Parvus’ CPU-111-10 6U SBC can act as a ready building block in C4ISR applications, helping the Armed Forces achieve both focal points efficiently. Suited specifically for C4ISR apps riding in ground vehicles, unmanned/manned technologies, and shipboard, this SBC is powered by an Intel L5408 Xeon processor @ 2.13 GHz, including 4 GB DDR2 RAM. CPU-111-10 also has an integrated 10 GbE switch, which provides as many as eight SBCs aboard one chassis with interconnectivity in full-mesh backplane data layer style. Meanwhile, the full array of I/O resources onboard comprises two 1 GbE, as many as eight 10 GbE, two USB 2.0, four SATA, and one RS-232/485 port. Dual /XMC expansion module sites facilitate I/O expansion.

The SBC is available in ruggedized conduction-cooled and also convection-cooled versions, both compatible with VPX backplanes with a 1.0″ pitch. Also, air-cooled versions have a front-panel SFP+ port, enabling fiber and CX4 copper applications for rack-to-rack and chassis-to-chassis communications. A Rear Transition Module (RTM) is optionally provided, and ruggedness meets MIL-STD-810 for VPX chassis ejection/injection stresses and also for environmental conditions.

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