Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) releases embedded avionics ATR system

MIDDLETON, Wis., 18 May 2009 Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) introduced the XPand3200, a sub-½ air transport rack (ATR), conduction-cooled avionics system solution targeting dual-core Intel and Freescale CPU cards.

May 18th, 2009

MIDDLETON, Wis., 18 May 2009Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) introduced XPand3200, a sub-½ air transport rack (ATR), conduction-cooled avionics system solution targeting dual-core Intel and Freescale CPU cards.

The ruggedized system is for embedded avionics and vetronics environments and supports VPX and/or CompactPCI architectures. Additionally, the XPand3200 can be configured to meet custom I/O requirements with various conduction-cooled PMC/XMC or 3rd party modules.

The XPand3200 can be populated with high-performance, low-power 3U VPX or cPCI X-ES single-board computers, such as:
* XPedite7170 targeting Intel® Core2 Duo (SL9380) processor
* XPedite5370 hosting Freescale's dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor
* XPedite5170 supporting Freescale's dual-core MPC8640D (with AltiVec) processor

"Customers have told us 'XPand3200 is the highest performance ½ ATR system available today'," states Bret Farnum, VP of Sales. "Adding power supply capable of supporting up to 110ms of hold-up time, plus an array of CPU, FPGA, and I/O options, makes XPand3200 an easy 'design-in' for new programs requiring a MIL-STD-810 system solution."

XPand3200 supports Gigabit Ethernet, graphics, RS-232/RS-422/RS-485, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-188-114A, ARINC 429, discrete I/O, as well as custom conduction-cooled PMC/XMC I/O through the back-panel D38999 circular connectors. A front-panel USB port and removable SATA solid-state memory module are also available.

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