Mistral intros single board computer

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Mistral Solutions has announced the availability of Curtiss Wright’s VPX6-187, a single board computer based on Freescale's latest eight-core QorIQ P4080 communications processor.


Harnessing the performance capabilities of the Freescale QorIQ P4080 communications processor, the VPX6-187 provides a computing environment for a wide range of embedded military/aerospace applications.

The 6U VPX general purpose SBC supports its eight 1.5GHz Power Architecture processor cores with high-performance data-path acceleration logic, network and peripheral bus interfaces.

The VPX6-187 provides two PMC/XMC sites supporting the acquisition, processing, and distribution of high-speed sensor data such as video, radar, and sonar data. The high-speed VPX backplane of the VPX6-187 supports connectivity via Gen 2 PCIe and SRIO for multi-Gbps board-to-board data communications.

By providing support for data, control and expansion plane interconnects, the VPX6-187 can be used in centralized, distributed, or hybrid switched backplane topologies.

It also supports a rich I/O complement including four Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, USB, options for multi-function RS-232/422/485 serial ports, MIL-STD-1553, serial ATA, and TTL that provide connectivity integration with other system elements without using up PMC/XMC sites.

The VPX6-187 is also supported by a wealth of software including Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing’s standard CSA firmware, Wind River VxWorks and Linux Board Support Package and Driver Suites supporting both SMP and AMP operating modes, MIL-STD-1553 software driver, and other operating systems.

Offered in both air-and conduction-cooled rugged configurations, the VPX6-187 is also optionally available in a VPX-REDI (VITA 48) configuration.