Sentiris AV1


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Sentiris AV1
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  • Safety-critical, flight-certifiable graphics processing unit
  • This PCI Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) was conceived to address the ongoing needs of high safety- and security-critical applications such as primary flight instrumentation and multi-level security (MLS) systems
  • Certifiable to DO-178B for software and DO-254 for hardware
  • Offers an obsolescence-proof design
  • FPGA-based video- and graphics-processing core instead of the traditional approach of using dedicated GPUs which are rapidly made obsolete by end-of-life announcements
  • The hardware, the core of which is Xilinx's Virtex-5 FPGA, is programmed as an embedded GPU that can be upgraded over the lifetime of the product
  • The company's approach is different from traditional GPUs, however, in that it has fully DO-254 certifiable firmware rather than the traditional approach of obtaining a hardware waiver based on a statistical time test
  • While originally designed for applications such as flight-certified image generation, the product is also applicable for other uses, such as real-time imaging for medical applications
  • Video- and graphics-processing capabilities with analog and HD-SDI video outputs enable three-dimensional graphics in cockpits and mission-critical applications in particular
  • The XMC from Quantum3D, is designed to be obsolescence-proof
  • It incorporates Xilinx's Virtex-5 FPGA, which is programmed as an embedded GPU
  • In addition to its safety-critical DO-178B and DO-254 certifiability, it meets the shock, vibration, temperature, and other requirements of MIL-STD-810F, making it well suited for the harsh and demanding environmental conditions posed by military and civilian field-computing implementations
  • Offers 512 MB of ECC-protected DDR2 memory, dual RGB and dual HD-SDI outputs, and eight lanes of PCI Express
  • Comes standard as a conduction-cooled XMC

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