Military Embedded Systems

13U enclosure eases SIGINT, radar processing design

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February 21, 2012

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

13U enclosure eases SIGINT, radar processing design

With applications such as SIGINT, radar processing, and image processing at the forefront of military embedded electronics, having those applications designed based upon an open standard such as OpenVPX (VITA 65) is a real boon to helping designers speed up development. Accordingly, the ne...

With applications such as SIGINT, radar processing, and image processing at the forefront of military embedded electronics, having those applications designed based upon an open standard such as OpenVPX (VITA 65) is a real boon to helping designers speed up development. Accordingly, the newly formed Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has announced the RME13CC (though it is apparently part of a Hybricon product line, far as we can tell) 13U OpenVPX conduction-cooled development chassis. Comprising 16 6U 1" payload card slots that also support rear transition modules, the chassis is tailored to meet the OpenVPX cooling and power requirements specified for 6U 150W conduction-cooled modules.

Further, the rack-mount enclosures can be powered via configurations providing as much as 3,750 W, suited to 5 V and 12 V payloads. Drilling down a bit, the chassis can be stored at -20 °C to + 70 °C, and altitude is up to 5,000 feet in accordance with VITA 65. Transmission takes place at 6.25 Gbaud, as specified by VITA 65 and VITA 68, and forced-air cooling also occurs, thanks to RME13CC’s upper and lower fan trays.

 

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