COTS rugged embedded computers for UAVs, commercial and military planes, and helicopters, introduced by GE
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 1 Dec. 2013. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the CRS-D4I-3VB1 and the CRS-D8I-3VF1 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged embedded computers for demanding, harsh environments such as civil and military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commercial and military fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.
These rugged computers for avionics and other mission-critical applications are available as pre-configured, ready-to-run systems, and are available on short lead times, GE officials say.
The CRS-D4I-3VB1 is a conduction cold-plate-cooled 3U VPX computer housed in a 4-slot chassis using one single-board computer with an Intel Core i7 processor.
The CRS-D8I-3VF1 is a 3U VPX embedded computer with an Intel Core i7 processor housed in a one-half-ATR rugged conduction forced-air-cooled chassis with eight slots.
I/O for both systems includes MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, serial, discrete, USB, audio, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA, DVI, and HD-SDI. Each rugged computer uses a 28-volt DC power supply that meets MIL-STD-704F. The one-half-ATR solution also has the option to support a 115-volt AC, 400 Hz single-phase power supply.
The computers are designed to withstand harsh environments per MIL-STD-810. For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.
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