Curtiss-Wright Introduces its First Intel® “Broadwell”-based Small Form Factor Rugged Mission Computer for Deployed Air and Ground Platforms


Doubles memory support to 32 GB and delivers 2x the graphics horsepower compared to previous generation compact mission computer.

Parvus® DuraCOR® 80-42

Designed to address system integrator demand for high performance processing and advanced graphics capabilities in the smallest possible package, this latest addition to the popular Parvus family of SFF subsystem solutions is ideal for integrating uncompromised compute power into size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained airborne, ground and shipboard vehicles.

Achieving a new level of computational and graphics performance, the DuraCOR 80-42 features an integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics GPU to support OpenGL®-based graphics-intensive applications. It also supports OpenCL™ on the 40-core GPU, providing up to 640 GFLOPS of performance for data processing-intensive applications. Its powerful Advanced Vector Extensions accelerate math-intensive algorithms. The highly rugged mission computer supports the full -40 to +71C military operating temperature range without active cooling or moving parts such as fans.

Built Rugged for Demanding Environments

Like other Parvus DuraCOR products, the DuraCOR 80-42 is designed to meet extensive qualification testing, including MIL-STD- 810G, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-704F and RTCA/DO-160G conditions for environmental, and power (thermal, shock, vibration, dust, water, humidity, altitude, power spikes/surges,). The unit’s test regimen also includes expanded conducted/radiated emissions and susceptibility EMI qualification testing, including CS114, CS115 and CS116, to pre-validate the design and reduce risk.

For demanding aircraft power transfer requirements, the unit also supports 50 ms power hold-up under MIL-STD-704 and 200 ms for DO-160. For enhanced reliability, the unit adds comprehensive built-in-test (BIT) self-diagnostics for critical failure identification and can support N+1 failover power supply redundancy requirements for mission critical applications.

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