Rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder with Eight 6 Gbit/s Links

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Rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder with Eight 6 Gbit/s Links

A small form factor data recorder board enables system designers to quickly and easily integrate high-volume, continuous (streaming) data recording in a small compact package. The VR-7310 from Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems is designed for use in a broad range of space, weight and power (SWaP)-constrained critical applications in both manned and unmanned ground, air, and sea vehicles, including signal intelligence, image processing, FLIR radar, sonar, RF tuners, MRI and cameras.

The VR-7310 storage includes eight external 6 Gbit/s SAS/SATA links that enable direct attachment to eight 1.8” or 2.5” drives deployed on disk carrier cards or VPX3-FSM Flash Storage Devices. The 3U VPX recording engine features an onboard XMC/ expansion site, supporting a wide variety of I/O such as Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP), Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and analog I/O, as well as FPGA processing. The board’s AMCC 460SX CPU is supported with 2 Gbytes of DDR2 SDRAM memory for recording buffers. 

The Vortex software provides full access to a well-defined and fully documented interface to the data before it is written to or read from disk. Curtiss-Wright Controls also provides the XML-RPC API, which enables the customer’s application to control system operations including the number of channels to acquire, disk grouping, playback from offsets in the recording, disk group management. For custom applications, the Vortex software provides users with an easy to use API for creating high-speed recording systems with a wide range of I/O options. 

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, Dayton, OH. (937) 252-5601. [].