Low-Power, Rugged SBC supports military applications.

Press Release Summary:

Incorporating PowerQUICC III MPC8548E processor, G4V-VME Viper(TM) 6U VME64x SBC supports 2 independent PMC sites at up to 66 MHz and I/O including GbE, 6 UART serial ports, 6 HDLC/SDLC 12.5 Mbps serial ports, dual MIL-STD-1553, and TTL DIO. System uses 16 W of power and has 512 KB L2 cache, 512 or 1,024 MB SDRAM, 512 KB of onboard MRAM, and 32 or 256 MB Flash. It also offers two EIA-232 115.4 Kbaud serial communication ports at P2, and is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions.

Original Press Release:

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems' New PowerQUICC(TM) III VME SBC Combines Low-Power with I/O Flexibility

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems (CWCEL), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed subsystems for the aerospace and defense market, has announced the availability of its new G4V-VME Viper(TM) 6U VME single board computer (SBC). This rugged VME64x SBC, designed for safety critical applications, features Freescale's fastest and most efficient PowerQUICCTM III processor, the MPC8548E, and an extensive I/O complement to provide a highly capable processing platform ideal for a wide range of deployed military applications. The Viper simplifies the integration of high performance compute power and a rich array of I/O into embedded COTS subsystems.

"Curtiss-Wright Controls' G4V-VME Viper hits the sweet spot for size, weight and powerconstrained embedded applications that need high performance processing and I/O flexibility while minimizing power dissipation," said David Dietz, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems group.

Available in both air-cooled (-40 to 71° C) and conduction-cooled (-40 to 85° C) versions, the Viper is ideal for use either as an application-specific compute blade or as an intelligent I/O blade. This low-power 6U VME64x SBC typically uses 16W power. It supports two independent PMC sites at up to 66 MHz and a balanced complement of I/O capability such as Gigabit Ethernet, six UART serial ports, six HDLC/SDLC 12.5 Mbits/second serial ports, dual MIL-STD- 1553 and TTL DIO.

G4V-VME Viper Performance Features:

o 100% G4B pin compatible at P1, P2 and P0

o 6U VME64x low-power SBC with Tundra Universe IIB interface

o Freescale(TM) PowerQUICC III MPC8548E processor (1,200 MHz core)

o 32 KB/32 KB L1 instruction/data cache

o 512 KB L2 cache

o Double precision floating-point ALU

o 512 or 1024 MB SDRAM running at DDR400, EDAC protected

o 100 MHz processor local bus for local memory and I/O devices

o 512 KB of onboard MRAM

o 4 MB of onboard normal boot flash memory

o 4 MB of onboard emergency boot flash memory, always write protected, jumper

o 32 MB or 256 MB user flash with front panel accessible write protection jumpers

o Enhanced 10/100Base-T Ethernet port available at P2 or as 10/100/1000Base-T at P0

o Two EIA-232 115.4 Kbaud serial communication ports at P2

Software Support

Operating environment support for the Viper includes board support packages (BSP) for Wind River VxWorks 6.4 and VxWorks 653.

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Tommy Tam, Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, Tel: (661) 257-4430; Fax (661) 257-4782; email: systeminfo@curtisswright.com

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems is one of the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single sources for rugged, integrated solutions that are qualified for military platforms. Our product and service expertise includes Motion Control, Network Centric Computing, Rate Sensor Assemblies, Vehicle Management Computers, High-Speed Recording & Storage, Chassis/Enclosures, Power Supplies and Electronic Manufacturing Services. The Electronic Systems group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, visit www.cwcelectronicsystems.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). 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 www.cwcontrols.com.

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