SOURCE: Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

January 17, 2012 17:05 ET

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions' New 13U OpenVPX™ Forced Air Conduction Cooled Development Chassis Cools > 150W per Slot

ASHBURN, VA--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed subsystems for the aerospace, defense and commercial market, has introduced the RME13CC, a new 16-slot 13U-high chassis designed to ease the design of 6U OpenVPX™ based systems. This forced air conduction-cooled enclosure supports up to 16-slots of 6U 1" pitch payload OpenVPX cards and rear transition modules. Designed to satisfy the most extreme cooling requirements for 6U OpenVPX systems, the rackmount RME13CC chassis meets stringent ANSI/VITA 65 power and cooling requirements for conduction-cooled 150W 6U OpenVPX modules.

The RME13CC supports OpenVPX backplanes for high-speed Gen2 switch fabric data rates up to 6.25 Gbaud. Power supply configurations supplying up to 3750W are available for both 12V and 5V payload forced air conduction-cooled enclosures for the development of rugged deployed military embedded systems.

The RME13CC chassis are the newest member of Defense Solutions' Hybricon® family of advanced COTS electronic packaging solutions targeting challenging OpenVPX payloads. These rack mount-style enclosures support power supplies up to 3750W and provide levels of cooling required to ensure optimal performance for the most demanding high power conduction-cooled OpenVPX applications.

"This rack mount conduction cooled chassis supports up to 16 6U OpenVPX-based high performance conduction cooled cards," said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions group. "With cooling capacity exceeding 150W per slot, the RME13CC chassis is a perfect match for system integrators developing very high performance multiprocessor systems for demanding compute intensive applications."

The RME13CC measures 22.69" (13U) high, 18.96" wide, and 19.53" deep and weighs 98 lbs. The conduction cooled card cage is constructed of precision grade aluminum.

RME13CC Performance Features:

  • OpenVPX REDI designed to the latest ANSI/VITA 46.0, VITA 46.3-VDSTU, VITA 46.4-VDSTU, VITA 46.6-VDSTU, VITA 46.7-VDSTU, ANSI/VITA 46.10, ANSI/VITA 48.0, ANSI/VITA 48.2 and ANSI/VITA 65 OpenVPX specifications
  • Supports 6U 16-slot 1" pitch backplanes with rear transition module support
  • 16-slot 6U OpenVPX backplanes available
  • Power supply configurations available for OpenVPX 12 V-centric and 5 V-centric module sets
  • Modified COTS configurations and system integration services available.

Sales & Editorial Contacts
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Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Maria Antal, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Tel: (978) 952-2017; email:

For editorial information regarding Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions products or services, contact John Wranovics, public relations director, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Tel: (925) 640-6402; email.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. CWCDS serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company's modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company's broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services. For more information visit

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit

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