Test Rack speeds packaged COTS subsystem development.

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Configurable System Test Rack, designed for developing applications on Packaged COTS Subsystems, provides slots for up to 19 I/O panels that support various I/O types including USB, ARINC, and video ports. Standalone, 6 x 4 x 4.5 ft unit simplifies testing of embedded systems and is provided with 24-28 V/5 V/12 V power supplies, each powered from 100-240 Vac. It includes Dell PowerEdge(TM) R200 rack server, serial port servers, I/O cables, and LCD monitor and keyboard.

Original Press Release:

New Curtiss-Wright Controls Configurable System Test Rack Speeds Packaged COTS Subsystems Development

San Diego, CA - July 22, 2009 - Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, VXS and CompactPCI products for the Aerospace and Defense market (A&D), has introduced its first Configurable System Test Rack (CSTR). The new CSTR comprises an ideal platform for system developers who are developing and fielding applications on Curtiss-Wright Controls' Packaged COTS (PCOTS) Subsystems. Curtiss-Wright Controls supports CSTR test configurations with a comprehensive range of components, including 19 different types of I/O panels, commonly demanded by military I/O test systems. This stand-alone system test rack speeds and simplifies the testing of embedded systems to reduce time-to-market and fielding of critical deployed systems.

"Embedded computing industry customers face unique and daunting time-to-market pressures. To help mitigate these challenges, Curtiss-Wright Controls has created Configurable System Test Racks to accelerate test development and subsystem deployment," said Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager of Modular Solutions, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing.

The Curtiss-Wright Controls CSTR was designed with a full range of I/O interfaces panels necessary to support the widest range of test unit configurations. The CSTR is a standard laboratory rack (6' x 4' x 4.5') that provides slots for up to 19 I/O panels that support the full range of system I/O types including USB, ARINC, Video ports, etc. Ideal for system developers who wish to build and customize their own test systems, the CSTR is able to support the simplest basic rack requirements while enabling numerous custom I/O testing system configuration options to be selected by the user. A single CSTR test set up can support hundreds of PCOTS systems when comprehensively configured.

In addition to their flexible support of a wide selection of interface panels for I/O connectivity, the CSTRs also include a Dell PowerEdge(TM) R200 enterprise class rack server, serial port servers, power supplies, I/O cables, and a built-in LCD monitor and keyboard.

Three industrial grade power supplies are provided (24V-28V/5V/12V), each powered from a standard 100-240VAC.

The CSTR is ideal for use in Design Verification Testing (DVT) and Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP). Curtiss-Wright Controls' own internal DVT and ATP testing is conducted using the CSTR platform.

Standard CSTR Configuration:

o 19" Rack Enclosure

o Dell PowerEdge(TM) R200 enterprise class rack server

o Terminal Server (Serial Port Server)

o Power Supply

o Up to 19 CSTR I/O Interface Panels (see below)

o I/O test cables - tailored for each system

CSTR I/O Interface Panels:

The following I/O interface panels are available for use in the CSTR, in any combination up to 19 individual panels, to meet the customer's demanding I/O test system requirements:

o Power Distribution

o Serial Loopback

o Serial Crossover

o Serial monitoring / control

o Switched Inputs

o 5V DIO display

o 28V DIO display

o 28V Relay Load

o Four SATA hard drives / with power

o 10/100/1000 Ethernet (16 ports)



o MIL-STD-1553


o Video In (Video into the UUT)

o Video Out (Video generated by the UUT)

Availability is 20 weeks ARO.

For editorial information regarding Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing Multi 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.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 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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