Military Embedded Systems

New rugged computer released by Ecrin for manned and unmanned aircraft


July 06, 2012

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

CROLLES, France. Engineers at Ecrin Systems released a new rugged computer ? ONYX ? for constrained space applications such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. The new small form factor device is based on a rugged COM Express module design.

The device is based on a modular mezzanine concept with a processor choice ranging from Intel Celeron low power chips to multi-Core i7 2nd and 3rd Generation components.

ONYX also has embedded video graphic capabilities via an optional module that targets high-end video digital, analog and broadcast SMPTE outputs and inputs, overlay, EAS-NI encryption and H.264 AVC compression – all through a 500-pin connector with PCIe x16 lanes at 10Gbps signaling.

It also makes use of an AMD Radeon E6760 GP-GPU with its 480 Stream Processors matrix that runs as fast as 576 GFLOPs.

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