Safety certifiable COTS modules launched by Curtiss-Wright - Embedded.com

Safety certifiable COTS modules launched by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's Defense Solutions division has launched a new family of DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C  safety certifiable standard commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processing modules designed for use in military and civil aerospace applications. An alternative to more costly custom designs, Curtiss-Wright’s Safety Certifiable COTS Modules provide the reduced cost and development risk benefits of COTS electronics to designers of safety-certifiable systems.

The comprehensive family of select DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C certifiable products feature the design artifact packages required to support successful certification of the customer’s system. Use of Safety Certifiable COTS Modules will speed and significantly reduce the cost of developing critical aviation applications on manned and unmanned platforms. The first members of the product family to be announced are the VPX3-150  3U VPX single board computer (SBC) and VPX3-718  3U VPX graphics card.

Curtiss-Wright has launched its new family of Safety Certifiable COTS Modules with the introduction of two new SWaP-C (space/weight/power/cost)-optimized COTS modules, the VPX3-150 single board computer (SBC) and the VPX3-718 graphics display module. Both modules are rugged and compact, small-form factor 3U VPX modules. They are designed using a development process that results in a DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C certifiable product and supporting artifacts.

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