First 3U OpenVPX High-Speed Data Recording Engine -

First 3U OpenVPX High-Speed Data Recording Engine

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions has introduced the VR-1257, a high-speed, rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder targeted for the defense and aerospace industry. The company states that this compact, SWaP-optimized COTS module is the first High Speed Data Recorder to leverage the cost and performance advantages of the OpenVPX open architecture to significantly lower the design risk of data acquisition applications and reduce system development time.

The new small-form factor data recording engine captures high-volume, continuously streaming data without interruption, designed for speeding and easing the integration of high-throughput reliable data recording into deployed 3U VPX COTS systems. The VR-1257 is targeted for use in both lab development and rugged deployed environments, for ISR applications, such as radar, sonar, FLIR, and Infrared (IR) sensor data capture in aircraft, ground vehicle and base stations.

The VR-1257 is designed for use in harsh-environment air- and conduction-cooled applications. The rugged board features an Intel Core i7 processor and supports system expansion via an XMC/PMC mezzanine site. The mezzanine module interface provides eight lanes of Gen2 PCIe to support a wide range of high-speed data fabrics such as sFPDP, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE. For applications with unique I/O requirements, our Customer Programmable Software API is available to ease and speed the development of high speed recording systems.

When combined with Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-FSM 3U VPX Flash Storage Module, the VR-1257 provides a complete secure data recording solution for SWaP-constrained deployed applications. The VPX3-FSM secures critical data stored on its high-performance/high-capacity solid-state SATA drives with FIPS 140-2 validated AES-256 bit encryption. The VPX3-FSM, a 1″ pitch conduction-cooled solid state storage device, utilizes high reliability SLC NAND flash designed for the most demanding applications. The FSM can be configured as either four (4) separate SATA drives (4 x 256GB) or as a single SATA drive (1x 1TB). Industry standard wear-leveling, error correction, and bad block management are built-in. Click here for more information on VPX3-FSM removable storage solutions.

VR-1257 Performance Features:

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • XMC/PMC (VITA 42) expansion site
  • 3U OpenVPX (VITA 46) form factor
  • Full range of environmental build grades
  • Various I/O Options
  • Combine with solid-state SATA-drive based VPX3-FSM (FIPS 140-2 validated) Removable Storage Module for complete data recorder/storage solution

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