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article image The AMC-cPCI-3000 computer.

SBS Technologies, represented by Metromatics , has announced the AMC-cPCI-3000, an advanced 3U CompactPCI ruggedised computing platform for flight management/mission computing, display processing, and information management applications.

This flight qualified COTS computer system is suited for a variety of avionics, vetronics, navtronics and space programs where time to market is critical.

The AMC-cPCI-3000 computer is a leading-edge, flexible and rugged processing computing platform that can be readily configured to meet the general purpose processing, I/O, video, and graphics processing needs for a variety of military applications.

This system was built on open systems architecture to allow for technology insertion. It leverages SBS' COTS products, conforms to open standards, and utilises RTOS operating system software.

The AMC-cPCI-3000 comes configured with an off-the-shelf power supply, a ruggedised 3U cPCI PowerPC-based RL4 or CM4 single board computer (SBC) running up to 500MHz, and includes Fast Ethernet, four serial ports, parallel I/O, Build in Test (BIT), VxWorks or Green Hills Integrity Operating Systems support.

The standard configuration also includes a dual channel 1553 PMC, high speed serial card, digital I/O module with eight channels of opto-coupled discrete inputs, eight channels of opto-coupled discrete outputs, and 16 channels of general purpose bi-directional discretes that can be programmed individually as outputs or inputs.

For added reliability, SBS utilises a CompactPCI transition module instead of a traditional wiring harness between the front panel and the backplane.

At 3.5" H, 10.75" W and 12.8" L, the AMC-cPCI is well suited for integration into tight spaces that typify rugged environments.

External fins provide additional heat sinking capability, allowing the system to take full advantage of surrounding airflow.

The design of the AMC-cPCI-3000 can be customised to meet specific needs and price ranges.

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