Rugged avionics computer that saves space and eases upgradeability offered by CES

GENEVA, 10 Aug. 2015. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) in Geneva is introducing the ROCK-2 rugged, modular, avionics computer with a computing power scalable from 3,000 to 170,000 DMIPS.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

GENEVA, 10 Aug. 2015. Creative Electronic Systems SA (CES) in Geneva is introducing the ROCK-2 rugged, modular, avionics computer with a computing power scalable from 3,000 to 170,000 DMIPS.

The ROCK-2 is open-architecture, pre-qualified, application-ready, safety-certifiable, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) avionics system in which basic functions such as I/O, video, and graphics are designed on carriers while the single-board computer function is designed on XMC.

The XMCs then are installed on the carriers not only to save space but also for easy, low-cost system upgradeability, company officials say. The switch from air-cooled laboratory to conduction-cooled airborne environment comes from the cross-compatible laboratory and airborne chassis.

OpenVPX compliant and 3U VPX based, ROCK-2 adopts an integrated modular avionics (IMA) architecture. It is the candidate for airborne applications with a central mission computer managing several functions of different design assurance level (DAL).

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ROCK-2 is built on safety-certifiable building blocks and can be optionally delivered with all the documentation, certification evidences and artifacts required for a DO-178C/DO-254 certification up to DAL-C.

For more information contact CES online at www.ces-swap.com.

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