PARIS Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) said it has launched the XMC-715, a high performance graphics controller XMC that supports dual independent graphics outputs with a low level of complexity. It is suitable for rugged deployed military and aerospace graphics sub-systems.
CWCDS' XMC-715 Graphics XMC is based on the AMD Radeon E4690 GPU to deliver dual independent channels of high performance 2D/3D graphics. Designed to meet the thermal requirements of rugged embedded systems, the XMC-715 Graphics XMC is claimed to maintain a high level of performance per watt while maintaining full L200 compliance at the host Single Board Computer.
For applications using Windows or Linux on an Intel platform, XMC-715 driver support is available through AMD with its Catalyst graphics driver for the Radeon E4690.AMD provides seamless support for Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Linux (x86), Windows DirectX 10.1 and Windows OpenGL 3.3.
AMD E4690 GPU with x8 PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 interface
512 MB dedicated video SDRAM (128-bit DDR3)
Dual independent video output channels:
o Non-interlaced RGB HV (up to two channels)
o Single-link DVI (up to two channels)
o Dual-link DVI
o TV output supporting NTSC, PAL or HDTV
o OpenGL 1.3, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL SC 1.0, EGL 1.4
o Power Architecture and Intel SBCs
o VxWorks, VxWorks-653, Integrity, Integrity-178B, others
AMD Catalyst drivers:
o OpenGL 3.3, DirectX 10.1, AMD Stream Computing, Unified Video Decoder (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2)
o Intel SBCs
o Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux
Low complexity, high reliability
Exceptional power performance per watt
Safety Certifiable drivers (up to DO-178C level A)
Safety Certifiable kit for the E4690 GPU
Available in air and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels
Supported on Power Architecture and Intel Single Board Computers
Moving maps, mission computer displays, helmet mounted displays and heads-up displays in deployed air, ground and base station platforms.Availability
CWCDS said it expects that production conduction-cooled units will be available in Feb. 2013.
Curtiss-Wright said it plans to introduce a variant of the XMC-715, with support for next generation VITA-61 rugged XMC connectors for improved signal integrity and reliability. See related links:
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