GE SBCs address mission-critical avionics apps with Wind River VxWorks 653
GE Intelligent Platforms has incorporated Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform in two of its rugged single board computer products: the SBC625 6U OpenVPX, based on the Intel Core i7 processor, and the SBC312 3U OpenVPX, which features the 8-core QorIQ P4080 processor from Freescale. The VxWorks 653 software platform delivers the stringent integrated modular avionics (IMA) foundation aerospace and defense companies need to address the safety and security requirements of mission critical applications, as well as the portability and reusability requirements of non-critical applications.
For organizations developing solutions designed to comply with the FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment) reference architecture that is increasingly being mandated as a requirement by the US military, VxWorks 653 provides the base technology to deliver future conformance with the FACE Safety Base Profile of the FACE Technical Reference Manual. The VxWorks 653 platform also supplies complete ARINC 653 Part 1 conformance and expands the ARINC 653 XML configuration capabilities to enable a true multi-vendor platform that supports fully independent RTCA DO-297/EUROCAE ED-124 IMA supplier sourcing.
The SBC625 brings substantial processing power, graphics capability, I/O bandwidth and functional density to customers developing and deploying demanding mil/aero applications, which include command/control, ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), radar/sonar and signal processing. For demanding space- and weight-constrained environments such as unmanned vehicles, the SBC312, with its 8-core processor, brings significantly higher performance and throughput while maintaining the power consumption and heat dissipation characteristics of earlier dual core 3U VPX single board computers.
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