Today’s defense applications demand smaller, faster, and smarter technology to maximize performance while minimizing SWaP. What’s more, technology must provide strong, dependable protection against environmental and security vulnerabilities, and a well-supported life cycle throughout the duration of today’s defense programs.

Curtiss-Wright addresses these industry challenges through our full line of rugged, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processor cards supporting Intel, NXP Power Architecture, and Arm processors. Available in the 3U VPX form factor, these single board computers (SBCs) and digital signal processing (DSP) cards bring high-performance processing to today's C4ISR systems.

Curtiss-Wright supports the long life cycle of defense and aerospace programs. To simplify system upgrades, we offer backwards pin compatibility among products in our 3U VPX SBC portfolio. Plus, our industry-leading lifecycle management services proactively mitigate longevity challenges to make the most of your investment.

Curtiss-Wright processor cards are supported by a range of Board Support Packages (BSPs), Signal & Data Processing Libraries, device drivers, and other libraries and source code. For programs with DO-254 requirements, we offer a selection of safety-certifiable SBCs. These 3U VPX boards are delivered with full artifact packages to reduce the risk, cost, and development time required to reach certification.

3U VPX Arm Single Board Computers

The innovative Arm architecture enables processors to meet this challenging set of performance and size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements. Arm technology is based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC), a simplified instruction set architecture that requires fewer microprocessor cycles per instruction. This architecture also requires fewer transistors than processors that are based on complex instruction set computing (CISC). Due to the way that Arm implements the instruction set, Arm-based processors can deliver a combination of capabilities that CISC-based processors (and even other RISC-based processors) cannot match.

Our selection of Arm SBCs offers a variety of performance, security, and power levels in both air- and conduction-cooled modules. Plus, we're proud to have offered the industry's first safety-certifiable Arm SBC available with DO-254 artifacts.

3U VPX Intel Single Board Computers & DSP Modules

Intel is a world technology leader with a stellar reputation for the absolute highest performance in commercial processor technologies. As an Intel Technology Partner, Curtiss-Wright works closely with Intel to design our highly reliable Intel SBC and DSP modules using the latest high-performance technology. All our Intel boards are supported by industry-leading support and life cycle services to ensure the long-term success of your program and minimize obsolescence challenges.

3U VPX Power Architecture Single Board Computers

As an NXP Technology Partner, Curtiss-Wright works closely with NXP to select specific Power Architecture processors supported within NXP’s embedded technology group. These processors enjoy long life availability (over 15 years from product launch) and meet the high reliability requirements that Curtiss-Wright products demand for the long-term success of your programs.

Browse our selection below to find the 3U VPX board that's right for your application.

Product Sheet Product Name IMAGE Product Type Standard Processor / FPGA # of CPUs Memory Mezzanine
VPX3-1707 Single Board Computer with NXP Arm LX2160 VPX3-1707 Single Board Computer with NXP Arm LX2160 SBC OpenVPX, VPX NXP LX2160A Arm A72 16-core 64-bit CPU up to 2.2 GHz 1 16 GB, 32 GB XMC
VPX3-1260 3U VPX Single Board Computer VPX3-1260 3U VPX Intel Xeon Coffee Lake SBC SBC OpenVPX, VPX Intel Coffee Lake Xeon 8th Generation 1 32 GB XMC
VPX3-673 3U VPX SBC with NXP LS1043A Arm Processor Asssured Position, Navigation and Timing, PNT, 3U OpenVPX, SBC OpenVPX, VPX NXP Layerscape LS1043A Arm 1 2 GB, 4 GB N/A
V3-152 DO-254 DAL A Safety-Certifiable Single Board Computer V3-152 DO-254 DAL A Safety-Certifiable Single Board Computer SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI NXP Power Architecture QorIQ T2080 1 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB XMC
VPX3-1703 3U VPX SBC with NXP LS1043A Arm Processor Arm processor, Do-254 SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI NXP Layerscape LS1043A Arm 1 8 GB XMC
VPX3-1259 3U VPX Intel Core i7 Broadwell SBC VPX3-1259 3U VPX Intel Core i7 Broadwell SBC SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI Intel Core i7 5th Generation 1 8 GB, 16 GB XMC
V3-1703 DO-254 DAL A Safety-Certifiable Single Board Computer V3-1703 DO-254 DAL A Safety-Certifiable Single Board Computer SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI NXP Layerscape LS1043A Arm 1 8 GB XMC
VPX3-152 3U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture T2080 Processor VPX3-133 3U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture T2080 Processor SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI NXP Power Architecture QorIQ T2080 1 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB XMC
CHAMP-XD1 Digital Signal Processor 3U VPX Intel Xeon D DSP SBC, DSP OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI Intel Xeon D 1 16 GB, 32 GB XMC
CHAMP-XD1S Digital Signal Processor with TrustedCOTS Security DSP OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, Intel Xeon D 1 16 GB XMC
VPX3-133 3U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture T2080 Processor VPX3-133 3U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture T2080 Processor SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI NXP Power Architecture QorIQ T2080 1 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB XMC
VPX3-131 3U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture P4080 Processor VPX3-131 3U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture P3041/P4080/P5020 Processor SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI NXP Power Architecture QorIQ P5020/5010, NXP Power Architecture QorIQ P4040/4080, NXP Power Architecture QorIQ P3041 1 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB XMC
VPX3-1220 3U VPX 7th Gen Intel Xeon Single Board Computer 3U VPX 7th Gen Intel Xeon Single Board Computer SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI Intel Kaby Lake Xeon 7th Generation 1 32 GB XMC
VPX3-1258 3U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 Haswell SBC VPX3-1258 3U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 Haswell SBC SBC OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI Intel Core i7 4th Generation 1 8 GB, 16 GB XMC
VPX3-450 3U VPX DSP Processor Card FPGA, DSP VPX, VPX-REDI Xilinx Virtex-5, NXP Power Architecture MPC8640/8641 S/D 1 1 GB XMC
VPX3-453 3U VPX DSP Processor Card FPGA, DSP VPX, VPX-REDI Xilinx Virtex-6, NXP Power Architecture MPC8640/8641 S/D 1 1 GB XMC

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