Military Embedded Systems

Flight, mission, and radio management in one box

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May 01, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Flight, mission, and radio management in one box

The CMA-4000 Flight and Displays Management System, developed by engineers at Esterline CMC Electronics in Montreal, leverages an open architecture design to include radio control management, mission management, and flight management functions in one 11 lb box.

The CMA-4000 Flight and Displays Management System, developed by engineers at Esterline CMC Electronics in Montreal, leverages an open architecture design to include radio control management, mission management, and flight management functions in one 11 lb box. The CMC Electronics box can drive as many as two external MultiFunction Displays (MFDs), enabling graphics capability and integrated management of the CDU/MFD manmade machine interface. It also provides multiprocessor support for developing customer or independent software application designs.

Flexibility is built in via a variety of standard bus, analog, and discrete interfaces with a total of 284 pins at the rear connector. The maximum size of the 640 x 480 color display is 5" x 4". The display, which uses LED backlighting, also is sunlight readable and night vision goggle compatible. The CMA-4000’s basic configuration consists of one processor card with PMC, a graphics carrier card (with an optional graphic PMC), one I/O assembly, and two spare CompactPCI card slots. With the optional graphics PMC, the system can accommodate two video composite/S-video inputs and offers two RGB video outputs to drive multifunction displays. The CMA-4000’s graphics engine rotates and scales video and superimposes graphics for display on MFDs in landscape or portrait mode.

 

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