Military Embedded Systems

Curtiss-Wright's Latest 3U OpenVPX? DSP Module is First to Deliver the Power of Intel? Xeon? D and Xilinx? MPSoC FPGA Processing with TrustedCOTS? Security

Press Release

September 10, 2019

DSEI 2019, EXCEL, LONDON, UK (Stand S10-120) - September 10, 2019 - Curtiss-Wright's Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of embedded ISR processing technology, is introducing its highest performance 3U OpenVPX digital signal processor (DSP) engine, the CHAMP-XD1S, a multi-core High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) module with advanced security features. The CHAMP XD1S is the industry's first Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) board to deliver the performance of a 12 core (576 GFLOPS) Intel XeoD processor, a Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC (ZU4EG) FPGA, and a Flash-based Microsemi® SmartFusion®2 IPMC FPGA with HOST v3.0 support to deliver best-in-class data security.

The board's advanced TrustedCOTS security features include Enhanced Trusted Boot capabilities, such as FPGA-based authenticated boot code and other features, to protect against malicious cyber attacks and reverse engineering. It also supports Intel Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 and NVMe encrypted Flash. The CHAMP-XD1S features memory modules that provide enhanced security protection for processor and FPGA memory. This fully rugged module is an ideal size, weight and power (SWaP)-optimized solution for system integrators seeking to deploy the highest available compute performance in support of compute intensive applications that require high security.

It is designed for use in demanding SWaP-constrained radar, SIGINT, EW, and floating-point intensive DSP applications, such as specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP), SAR, sonar, multi-sensor (i.e., EO/IR), direction finding (e.g. TDOA), and mission computing. Curtiss-Wright Corporation ? Page 2 The CHAMP-XD1S will be continually enhanced, with multiple capabilities planned for introduction over time, that leverage the secure capabilities of the FPGAs and other devices on the board.

"With the introduction of the new CHAMP-XD1S, we further strengthen our commitment to providing system integrators with the most secure and capable DSP modules available," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Power." As the importance of cybersecurity grows every day, our new board, with TrustedCOTS protections, delivers a highly secure, supercomputer-class ISR processing solution for the most demanding and SWaPconstrained HPEC applications."

CHAMP-XD1S Performance Features
• Extended temperature Intel Xeon D 12-Core (576 GFLOPS @ 1.5 GHz)
• PCH integrated in Xeon D SoC
• Native dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) KR ports with option to route one to FPGA
o TCXO for maximum stability over temperature
• 32 GB DDR4 @ 2133 mega-transfers per second (34 GB/s aggregate)
• XMC mezzanine expansion site (PCIe up to Gen3)
• PCIe Gen3 on 3U OpenVPX data plane
• Xilinx MPSOC FPGA with embedded quad-core A53 processor and 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM

• SmartFusion2 IPMI with full Vita46.11 Tier 1, Tier 2 and HOST support
• 80GB NVMe 1.3 SLCm SSD Flash supporting encryption, write protection and sanitization
• Open Standards Aligned Pinout Options
o Enterprise Open Standards Architecture (EOSA)
o MOD3-PAY-1F1F2U1TU1T1U1T-16.2.15-2 (SOSA aligned with PCIe data plane)
o MOD3-PAY-2F2U-16.2.3-11
o Contact factory for details
• TrustedCOTS, Enhanced Trusted Boot
• Conduction-cooled, (-40º to +85º deg. C)

Software Support
Planned software support for the CHAMP-XD1S includes Board Support Packages (BSP) for CentOS 7.6 and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.6, and a TrustedCOTS Security Firmware/Software Curtiss-Wright Corporation ? Page 3 Package. Support will also be provided for Curtiss-Wright's OpenHPEC™ Accelerator Suite of development tools and Dolphin® SuperSockets™ eXpressWare over PCIe Software. Support for Wind River® VxWorks® 7 is planned. Please contact the factory for more information on schedules and feature roll out.

Fully Integrated HPEC Solutions
Leveraging Curtiss-Wright's extensive 3U OpenVPX ecosystem, the CHAMP-XD1S is ideal for use as the centerpiece of small form factor HPEC system architectures. It is backwards compatible with the CHAMP-XD1, and is compatible with the full range of Curtiss-Wright OpenVPX modules including single board computers, Ethernet switches and routers, graphics processors, and FPGAbased ADC/DAC modules. To reduce program risk, improve affordability, and speed time to deployment, Curtiss-Wright offers system integrators a range of development-to-deployment system options. This approach enables the system integrator to match the equivalent development system they need to the appropriate stage of their program, while enabling application transfer between the stages with minimal effort.

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