Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions announces the availability of its SYS-C365 Deployable Rugged System, a fully-featured rugged COTS system for airborne platforms. Designed for a specific military program, with more than 500 units already deployed in airborne platforms world-wide, the SYS-C365 is a compact, rugged Power Architecture based processing unit that provides a flexible array of I/O and standard multi-protocol communication channels. This announcement marks the first time this system has been offered to the general defense market as a standard product. The SYS-C365 offers system designers a fully qualified, low-risk processor subsystem solution. With no non-recurring engineering fees required for standard SYS-C365 units, the system speeds and simplifies deployment of SWaP-constrained critical applications.
The SYS-C365 comes fully configured. Its three-slot 3U CompactPCI backplane supports a CWCDS DCP-124 SBC, a CWCDS DPMC-601 MIL-STD-1553 module, a dedicated discrete I/O module, and a modular power supply. The system also provides a spare 3U cPCI slot available for user configuration. The system communicates with other equipment via a variety of interfaces including MIL-STD-1553B, Gigabit Ethernet, serial, USB 2.0 and a total of 51 discrete I/O lines.
Designed for deployment in harsh military environments, the SYS-C365 features a fully rugged conduction-cooled enclosure. It has been designed, tested and qualified to meet rugged industrial and military applications over an operating temperature range from -40 to +71°C, with specific emphasis on avionic requirements. It requires neither forced air-cooling nor cold-plate mounting. It supports hot starts at up to +85C to enable immediate operation before air-conditioning brings the ambient down to +71C. The SYS-C365 provides software support for the Wind River VxWorks 6.5 real-time operating system, enabling system integrators to write their own application software.