Rugged, Ultra-Small Form Factor Mission Computer Released

By Caroline Rees / 23 Sep 2021
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Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has introduced the Parvus DuraCOR 313, an Ultra-Small Form Factor (USFF) rugged miniature mission computer that combines a low-power, quad-core 6th gen Intel Atom x6400E Series (Elkhart Lake) processor with support for real-time 802.1-based Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) network connectivity. 

CWDS Parvus DuraCOR 313

The USFF Parvus DuraCOR 313 is one of the industry’s first solutions for deploying a MIL-grade TSN endpoint for deterministic Ethernet connectivity to address time synchronization, ensure low-latency communication, and manage network traffic scheduling.

As one of the smallest and lightest rugged mission computers on the market (~5.2” x 5.4”x 2.0”; ~2 lbs), the DuraCOR 313 delivers significant performance improvement compared to legacy Intel ‘Baytrail’ Atom computing solutions. 

Designed for optimal performance in the harshest size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained environments, the mission computer’s 64-bit Intel architecture features 2x the processing and 3x the graphics performance with 4x the memory capacity, and expanded I/O capabilities compared to the legacy DuraCOR 311 computer based on Intel’s E3845 Atom. 

Housed in a fanless IP67-rated miniature enclosure with industrial temperature components and MIL-performance circular connectors that are pin-compatible with the DuraCOR 311, the DuraCOR 313 sets the industry standard for environmental testing/qualification with adherence to MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-704 and RTCA/DO-160 conditions for environmental, power and EMI (thermal, shock, vibration, dust, water, humidity, altitude, power spikes/surges, conducted/radiated emissions and susceptibility). This Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)-based mission computer provides an ideal Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution for vehicle, airborne, industrial, manned and unmanned vehicle and sensor applications.

“Curtiss-Wright continues to raise the bar when it comes to integrating the most advanced processing capabilities into the smallest and lightest possible rugged mission computer,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. 

“With its low-power Intel Atom processor and extremely flexible complement of I/O scalability, this MOSA line replaceable unit goes further, bringing support for TSN-based deterministic Ethernet connectivity to deployed mission computing.”

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact