The demand for cost-effective customization in the aerospace and defense industry is at an all-time high. Systems require increased data and signal processing performance, along with lower power and high performance I/O to meet their application needs.

Curtiss-Wright addresses these industry challenges through our full line of processor cards supporting Intel Core and Xeon D, NXP Power Architecture, AMD & NVIDIA GPGPU/Graphics, and processors. Curtiss-Wright supports the long lifecycle of defense and aerospace programs by offering most single board computers with backwards pin-compatibility to enable easy system upgrades from older products. Designed to fit the most rugged military applications, these COTS building blocks enable application stability and predictability.

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. DO-254 safety certifiable COTS Single Board Computers (SBCs) along with associated artifact kits to support platform level certification enable rapid deployment of Curtiss-Wright cards in rugged conduction-cooled applications.

Intel, Power Architecture, and GPGPU processors each offer appeal to customer applications based on the requirements of the embedded computing application. Intel's Core processors deliver a high degree of graphics and digital signal processing functionality with data security. Power Architecture is often the choice for deterministic processing in applications where throttling performance is detrimental. Power Architecture is often the processor of choice for applications that require safety certification.

3U Intel SBCs

3U Intel SBCs

Rugged Intel-based Single Board Computers

Curtiss-Wright's Intel-based 3U Single Board Computers (SBCs) can support sophisticated defense application deployments in smaller platforms, from ground mobile mission computing to EO/IR on rotor aircraft. Very high performance SBCs are More>

  • Intel Core i7 processor-based Single Board Computers
  • 3U OpenVPX form factor
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
  • Wide variety of I/O options
3U Intel DSP

3U Intel Digital Signal Processors

Leveraging Curtiss-Wright's extensive 3U OpenVPX ecosystem, these modules form the centerpiece of new small form factor HPEC system architectures. Our Intel Xeon D-based digital signal processing products provide industry leading performance within strict SWaP constraints . More>

  • Intel Xeon D DSP processor for high performance system requirements
  • 3U VPX form factor for SWaP-constrainned applications
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
3U Power Architecture SBCs

3U Power Architecture SBCs

If your applications require deterministic processors with proven workhorse reputations, we offer a variety of 3U Single Board Computers (SBCs) using NXP Power Architecture processors. Available in OpenVPX form factor, these COTS SBCs provide a full complement of I/O to meet the needs of any application and are designed for rugged air and conduction cooled applications. More>

  • NXP Power Architecture processors
  • 3U OpenVPX and cPCI form factor
  • Supports the long lifecycle of defense and aerospace programs with backward compatible pinouts
  • Up to 8 cores per CPU
3U Power Architecture DSP

3U Power Architecture DSP

Curtiss-Wright 3U VPX NXP Power Architecture digital signal processor cards are ideal for small form factor, size, weight and power optimized systems. More>

  • 3U VPX and VPX-REDI multi-processors
  • Freescale MPC8640/1 processors with Xilinx Virtex FPGAs
  • XMC expansion sites
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
6U Intel Digital Signal Processors

6U Intel Digital Signal Processors

Curtiss-Wright builds high-performance digital signal processing computing solutions tailored to the needs of the most demanding defense applications such as radar, signal intelligence and image processing. More>

  • 6U OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI and VME form factors
  • Intel Core i7 and Xeon D processors
  • 2 CPUs per board
  • XMC and PMC expansion sites
  • Wide variety of I/O options
6U Intel SBCs

6U Intel SBCs

Curtiss-Wright offers 6U COTS Single Board Computers (SBCs) to fit the needs of the most demanding applications. Our family of Intel-based SBCs implement the latest generation Core i7 Haswell and Ivy Bridge processors in VME and VPX form factors. They allow More>

  • 6U OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI, and VME form factor
  • Intel Core i7 processors (5th, 4th and 3rd Gen)
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
  • Wide variety of I/O options
6U Power Architecture DSP

6U Power Architecture DSP

Curtiss-Wright builds high-performance digital signal processing computing solutions tailored to the needs of the most demanding defense applications such as radar, sonar, signal intelligence and image processing. More>

  • 6U OpenVPX, VPX, VPX-REDI and VME Form Factors
  • Freescale MPC8640/1 and 7448 processor cards
  • Some models include Xilinx Virtex FPGAs
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
  • Wide variety of I/O options
6U Power Architecture SBCs

6U Power Architecture SBCs

For 6U application requiring reliable, deterministic processing, take a look at our variety of 6U Single Board Computers (SBCs) using Power Architecture processors including T2080, P2020, P4040, P4080, 8641, 8640. 7447A, and 7448. More>

  • 6U OpenVPX form factor
  • NXP Power Architecture P2020, P4040, P4080, 8641, 8640, 7447A, and 7448 processors
GPGPU Processor Card


System Integrators use GPGPUs to meet the intense processing needs of C4ISR military applications that require large amounts of DSP algorithm computation. Curtiss-Wright offers the latest NVIDIA Fermi architecture-based GPGPU technology in COTS rugged More>

  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
  • The latest NVIDIA Fermi architecture GPGPUs
  • 3U and 6U OpenVPX form factors
XMC Intel SBCs

XMC Intel SBCs

Curtiss-Wright's Intel-based XMC Single Board Computers (SBCs) implement the Atom Bay Trail processor to deliver power-efficient flexibility for SWaP-constrained applications. The Bay Trail processor packs a powerhouse of features into More>

  • Intel Atom Bay Trail processor
  • XMC form factor for SWaP-C systems
  • Air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions
  • Integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
XMC Power Architecture SBCs

XMC Power Architecture SBCs

If you need a low SWaP processing solution, our XMC mezzanine Single Board Computers based on Power Architecture processors provide robust performance with low power in a zero-slot solution. More>

  • Dual-core P2020 QorIQ processor
  • Power-efficent solution in a mezzanine form factor
  • Ideal for deterministic, low-latency applications

DO-254 / DO-178 Certifiable SBCs

The DO-254 and DO-178 safety certification process can be daunting, expensive, and time consuming. To help you avoid the obstacles certification presents, we offer COTS Single Board Computers (SBCs) that are rugged and designed using a development process that results in a DO-254 up to DAL A and DO-178C DAL C certifiable product and supporting artifact packages. More>

  • • DO-254/DO-178C Safety Certifiable
  • Space-efficient 3U OpenVPX form factor
  • Ideal for airborne applications and mission computers
Software Case


Curtiss-Wright's open software approach supports portability and protects long-term investments in application development. By partnering with the industry's leading providers of standards-based software, Curtiss-Wright More>

  • Open, industry-standard software
  • Supporting application portability
  • Protecting investments in applicaitions

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