New rugged computer released by Ecrin for manned and unmanned aircraft

CROLLES, France. Engineers at Ecrin Systems released a new rugged computer – ONYX – for constrained space applications such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. The new small form factor device is based on a rugged COM Express module design.

The device is based 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 10Gbps signaling.

It also makes use of an AMD Radeon E6760 GP-GPU with its 480 Stream Processors matrix that runs as fast as 576 GFLOPs.

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