Rugged 3U CompactPCI embedded computers with Freescale MPC7448 offered by GE for military vehicles and aircraft

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 19 Jan. 2011. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing a family of rugged, off-the-shelf embedded computing systems for military aircraft and land vehicles, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and launch vehicles.

The CRS-C2P-3CC1 and CRS-C3P-3CB1 are 2- and 3-slot 3U CompactPCI-based computer systems available in configurations in a rugged, convection- or base-plate-cooled chassis. These computers are supplied as standard with a Freescale-based single-board computer, the VxWorks real-time operating system, I/O including Ethernet, serial, USB, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and discrete I/O.

The CRS-C2P-3CC1 and CRS-C3P-3CB1 integrate GE Intelligent Platforms boards and modules with Freescale MPC7448 processor operating at 1.4 GHz, together with 512 megabytes of RAM and 256 megabytes of Flash memory. The CRS-C2P-3CC1 measures 3.96 by 7.15 by 9.03 inches (excluding connectors) and weighs 11 pounds. The CRS-C3P-3CB1 measures 5.6 by 4.25 by 8.76 inches (excluding connectors) and weighs nine pounds.

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