Curtiss-Wright Debuts Industry’s First Safety Certifiable OpenVPX™ Single Board Computer to Feature the NXP® 16-Core Layerscape™ LX2160A Arm® Processor

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted, proven supplier of rugged safety certifiable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) avionics processor modules, today announced the expansion of its family of DO-254 safety certifiable single board computers (SBC). The new V3-1708 3U OpenVPX processor module is the embedded industry’s first SBC to bring the high core count advantages of the NXP LX2160A Arm Cortex A72 system on chip (SoC) processor to rugged deployed DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) A safety certifiable applications. This SBC is designed for use in compute-intensive applications such as flight control computers, mission control, and primary flight displays.  It’s ideal for bringing the benefits of COTS-based safety certifiable processing to airborne military platforms such as the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). This modular open systems approach (MOSA) based module meets the DAL A safety certifiable objectives of the FAA/EASA AMC 20-152A Development Assurance for Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) standard. It enables system integrators to easily transition their new system designs from NXP T-series Power Architecture® devices into an Arm architecture alternative that features familiar NXP IP blocks within the SoC. This approach significantly extends lifecycle availability and delivers greatly increased performance.

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