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New safety certifiable COTS module solutions released by Curtiss-Wright


September 19, 2014

New safety certifiable COTS module solutions released by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has introduced a new rug-ged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) graphics display and video capture engine, the VPX3-718.

Designed for use in civil and military aviation applications, the VPX3-718 supports DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C safety certifiability. The VPX3-718 graphics display and the VPX3-150 single board computer (SBC) are the first members of Curtiss-Wright’s new family of safety certifiable COTS module solutions.

The VPX3-718 is powered by an AMD Radeon E4690 GPU and is the first Curtiss-Wright graphics module to support full stream video capture and 1.485 Gbps HD-SDI output to sup-port the transfer of uncompressed HD video. The VPX3-718 eases the integration of dual independent channels of 2D/3D graphics display into deployed airborne systems that require optimal performance in harsh environments.

“Our new family of safety certifiable COTS modules represents our commitment to leading the industry in bringing rugged, safety certifiable COTS system solutions to airborne platforms,” says Lynn Bamford, Senior VP and GM of the Defense Solutions division. “The VPX3-718 delivers high performance, cost-effective graphics and video capture supported by comprehensive DO-254 and DO-178 data artifact packages to help our customers get their critical aviation systems fielded sooner.”

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