SOURCE: Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

September 29, 2011 17:38 ET

Curtiss-Wright Controls' New Low-Power VME SBC Upgrades Earlier SBCs With 6x Performance and Similar Cost

New SVME/DMV-194 Is Ideal for Upgrading Legacy SWaP-C Constrained VME Systems

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products for the rugged deployed defense and aerospace market, has introduced the low-cost, ultra-rugged SVME/DMV-194, the newest addition to its industry leading family of cost-effective, low power VME single board computers (SBCs). The 6U VME64 SVME/DMV-194, based on a Freescale™ Power Architecture™ QorIQ P2020 processor with dual 1.2 GHz cores, delivers 6x the compute performance, at nearly the same cost, than was available from earlier VME designs, such as CWCEC's 179. This rugged air- or conduction-cooled SBC is ideal for upgrading existing SWaP-C constrained systems based on older PowerPC or Power Architecture processors.

The SVME/DMV-194 provides system integrators with an ideal path for the cost effective technology insertion upgrade of legacy VME systems. It also provides a high performance-to-cost-ratio computing component for SWaP-C constrained new designs.

Designed especially for demanding military systems that require maximum processing in extreme temperature conditions, the SVME/DMV-194's features typical power dissipation rated at 20-25W.

"Whether a system integrator is seeking an affordable upgrade for an existing VME system or looking for a proven open standard based platform for computationally challenging multi-processor applications, the SVME/DMV-194 is an ideal solution," said Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "With this new SBC we extend our unmatched commitment to provide our customers with advanced Power Architecture compute engines and a technology roadmap that ensures ongoing support for their long-lifecycle program requirements."

Available in the full Curtiss-Wright range of ruggedness levels, the SVME/DMV-194 is ideally suited for retrofit and technology insertion applications. The board features two (2) 64-bit PMC/XMC sites and a large complement of I/O including Gigabit Ethernet, up to six (6) serial ports, SATA, 1553 and USB 2.0 ports. To maximize compatibility with earlier SBCs, the SVME/DMV-194 provides an equivalent complement of I/O to that featured in earlier generations of CWCEC PowerPC and Power Architecture SBCs. It also has optional pin-out modes for backplane compatibility. For example, the SVME/DMV-194 eases the upgrade of systems based on the legacy VME/DMV-179, SVME/DMV-181, SVME/DMV-182 and SVME/DMV-183 SBCs.

SVME/DMV-194 Key Features:

  • Powerful general-purpose single or dual core SBC
  • Dual core Freescale Power Architecture™ QorIQ P2020 processors at 1.2Ghz
  • Full complement of I/O capability (Ethernet, SCSI, serial, USB 2.0, MIL-STD-1553, SATA, TTL and differential discretes)
  • Software support includes:
    • VxWorks® BSP and Driver Suite
    • Curtiss-Wright Wind River Linux® 4.x
    • INTEGRITY® BSP and Driver Suite
  • Comprehensive foundation firmware including Built-in-Test (BIT), non-volatile memory programmer, and secure erase utility
  • Designed for harsh environment applications, both air- and conduction-cooled
  • Supports upgrade path for VME/DMV-179, SVME/DMV-181, SVME/DMV-182 and SVME/DMV-183 SBCs

For pricing information, please contact the factory. Availability is Q1 2012. Click http://cwcembedded.com/194 for more information on the SVME/DMV-194.

For price and availability, please contact the factory.

For editorial information regarding Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing products or services, contact John Wranovics, public relations director, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Tel: (925) 640-6402; email. jwranovics@curtisswright.com.

Inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: sales@cwcembedded.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the Motion Control business segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. This business segment designs and manufactures complex motion control components, systems and subsystems for very specialized defense, commercial aerospace and general industrial applications. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com

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