SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

February 23, 2011 08:00 ET

DuraCOR 830 Mission Computer Targets SWaP-Sensitive Military/Aerospace Technology Refresh and Upgrade Programs

New Parvus Rugged Computing Subsystem Balances Small Size, Low Power & I/O Expandability for Military Vehicle and Aircraft Applications

FT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - AUSA Winter Symposium/Expo Booth #1313 -- Eurotech subsidiary Parvus introduces the DuraCOR 830, a rugged tactical mission processor subsystem optimized for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained military/civil unmanned and manned air, ground, and shipboard technology refresh programs. Delivering robust functionality, low-power operation and small size, the DuraCOR 830 is an ideal solution for situational awareness and C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) applications.

The unit features a modular, Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) PC/104-Plus architecture with an ultra low-power Intel Atom CPU (running at 1.6 Ghz), dual avionics interfaces (MIL-STD-1553), I/O expansion capabilities, and mechanically compact chassis (< 4" tall, < 4lbs heavy). With two (2) open expansion slots for PC/104, PCI-104, or PC/104-Plus cards, along with more than 100 spare connector pins on lightweight MIL-38999 connectors, the DuraCOR 830 is primed for tailoring to application-specific I/O configurations. To reduce program risk, cost and time to deployment, Parvus offers professional subsystems integration services to rapidly tailor this computing platform using COTS technologies to program-specific I/O requirements.

The DuraCOR 830 is designed for use under extended temperature (-40 to +71C) and other demanding MIL-STD-810G environmental conditions (shock, vibration, altitude, humidity, immersion). Its corrosion-resistant, sealed aluminum chassis incorporates protection from water and dust ingress, as well as MIL-STD-461F emissions and susceptibility. Designed for avionics and ground vehicle platforms to enhance situational awareness and computational capabilities, the DuraCOR 830 delivers processing and multimedia performance similar to Pentium M-based DuraCOR subsystems, but with less power consumption, double the RAM memory capacity, and dual Flash SSDs. The system is also equipped with a 28V power supply compliant with MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-704 voltages, spikes, and surges.

The small form-factor computer subsystem integrates Gigabit Ethernet and dual MIL-STD-1553 (optional) connectivity from Data Device Corp (DDC), along with digital I/O and standard PC interfaces, including analog video, audio, 3x USB, 2x RS-232 serial, keyboard, and mouse. For application flexibility, the unit comes with an 8GB industrial solid state disk (SSD) pre-loaded with a Linux or Windows Embedded operating system, as well as a removable 16 GB CompactFlash disk for file storage.


  • Low-Power CPU: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530, 2GB RAM
  • Small Form Factor: < 4 lbs, < 4" tall
  • Rugged: Designed to MIL-STD-810, 461, 1275, 704; MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors
  • Standard Connectivity & I/O: 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x VGA, 3x USB, 2x RS232, Audio, PS2, DIO
  • Optional Avionics Interfaces: 2x MIL-STD-1553 Interfaces from Data Device Corp
  • Expandable: 2x PC104+ Expansion Slot, Up to 101 Expansion Pins for Application I/O
  • SSD: Dual Solid State Disks, including Removable Compact Flash
  • Extended Temp: -40 to +71C Fanless Operating Temperature
  • MIL Power: MIL-STD-1275 and 704 Inputs, Surges, Spike Protection

Limited quantities of the DuraCOR 830 will become available by end of Q2 2011. Parvus is accepting pre-orders now. Contact for pricing and updated availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit

Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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