Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the CEQM67HD, the first ruggedized COM Express module with quad-core Intel ® Core™ i7 processing and a -40 C to +85 C temperature range. The CEQM67HD combines quad-core performance with Radisys’ Highly Accelerated Lifetime Test (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) expertise during the design and development process to provide aerospace and defense (A&D) customers with the high processing power and extreme temperature range capability required for embedded technology applications in network-centric warfare.
Entire A&D networks, from base station through the core, are being consolidated into small, ruggedized communications platforms based on Radisys’ COM Express modules. The combination of ruggedness, reliability and performance of Radisys’ COM Express modules provides the ability for an entire network to be picked up and moved, or even carried in a soldier’s pack. These ultra-portable cellular networks require a combination of hardware and optimized software that meets specialized size, weight and power requirements for next generation net-centric warfare. Radisys’ Trillium 3G and LTE and media server software combined with the Radisys small form factor and defense specialized COM Express computer modules provide the necessary technology for today’s military portable communications networks and services.
“As the military adopts more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies to keep pace with constantly changing missions and threats, the defense community is looking for innovative partners to enable this strategy . Synexxus is one of those partners, providing its data distribution system—the Electronic Keel (EKeel)—a highly ruggedized system used in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The EKeel leverages the best of COTS manufacturing and the design and modular benefits from standards-based COM Express in order to quickly take advantage of commercial investments and migrate to newer technologies for the battlefield,” said Gregory Glaros, CEO, Synexxus. “The Radisys CEQM67HD complements our design objectives and architecture needs by consistently delivering the performance and reliability that the EKeel and MRAP vehicles require and our servicemen and women deserve.”
Optimizing the performance of A&D systems can be accomplished only by putting more processing power inside tactical platforms to receive and pre-process data prior to delivering information to the operator. This increased level of processing performance now requires the quad-core processing capabilities of Intel’s 2nd Generation Core i7 processors, incorporated into compact, mobile and rugged form factors that can withstand extreme environmental conditions. The new Radisys CEQM67HD combines quad-core i7 processing with the small, 95mm x 125mm COM Express form factor over the -40 C to +85 C temperature range, addressing the performance, size and ruggedness that A&D applications need.