VITA 75 small form factor exploits Nvidia graphics for mil-aero

At DSEI 2019, London, UK (10-13 September) Adlink Technology will unveil its latest rugged, SWaP-optimised VITA 75 COTS computing platform. The HPERC-KBL is designed for mission-critical applications such as command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) in demanding military and aerospace environments.

Adlink formed its Small Form Factor Tactical Edge Server (SFF-TES) group to optimise products for mission-critical computing in small systems that can handle both the data loads and physical stress common in edge and fog deployments.

The HPERC-KBL balances SWaP constraints against high compute performance and scalability and brings accelerated computing capabilities. Like all HPERC models, the -KBL platform features VITA 75 standard mounting and silent passive cooling. The cold plate MC variant measures just 223.7 x 177.8 x 98.7mm (8.8 x 7.0 x 3.9-inches) and the finned passive convection (MH) version measures 304.8 x 150.0 x 130.0mm (12.0 x 5.9 x 5.1-inches).

Despite its size, the HPERC-KBL contains a quad-core Intel Xeon processor combined with 16Gbyte of ECC DDR4 memory. This processing performance can be further enhanced with an optional Nvidia Quadro MXM module for general purpose GPU-accelerated applications. Removable SATA and SD storage provide data collection capabilities, while four Gigabit Ethernet and six USB ports via MIL-DTL-38999 connectors offer network and device connectivity. An IP67-rated sealed enclosure, small enough to mount under a vehicle seat or carry in a backpack, along with a MIL-STD-461F/810G/704F/1275E certified design makes the HPERC-KBL suitable for mobile environments where neither constant movement nor debris ingress can be allowed to interfere with demanding data processing tasks.

Roy Keeler, senior product and business development manager at Adlink, said: “The addition of the HPERC-KBL delivers an advanced heterogeneous computing solution with real-time graphics and video processing capabilities, enabling a wide range of next-generation mission-critical applications including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, radar, software-defined radio, sonar, and forward looking infrared radiometry.”

Adlink provides military and aerospace system integrators with integrated, highly cost-effective, military standards-compliant COTS/MOTS products. The company designs and manufacturers in-house, using a vertically integrated production framework to provide customers with fast development and deployment of reliable, long-lifecycle products that enable rapid data-to-decision and end-to-end solutions for mission-critical applications.

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