Not all military applications require full military standard tested equipment, but do still require agood level of quality engineering and reliable supply. Unitronix has put together a range of products that fit into this area, commercial grade products, built to good standards, able to be utilised in military applications, at commercial prices.
Our supplier ADLINK is at the forefront of the Industrial Internet of Things, with local sensor processing nodes, communication infrastructure, Fog and Cloud Computing and software to securely harness the data generated and processed by this distributed system. Many of their products are also relevant to the Defence market, each being suitable in a particular deployment environment.
Their wide product portfolio is well suited to deployment in military systems; from small low power modules, through rugged form factors, to Cloud server platforms, ADLINK products serve the entire Data to Decision chain.
The Versatile Performance Switching (VPX) standard, also known as VITA 46, defines Eurocard form factor systems supporting switched fabrics over a new high speed connector. Intended for embedded systems that meet the extremely harsh environments of military applications where size, weight, and power (SWaP) are critical, these VPX line of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products enable fast deployment with reduced development burden and costs compared to proprietary systems.
VPX multi-processor high performance blades are available in both 3U and 6U form factors. All VPX products are Extreme Rugged™ and suitable for mission-critical signal intelligence; radar; and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications in the most demanding battlefield environments.
All VPX products are fully validated and certified by ADLINK before delivery and with the VPX Starter Kit including test frame, peripheral card, RTM and BSP, system integrators can quickly and efficiently develop and deploy systems that deliver great reliability with fast time-to-market.
3U Conduction Cooled VPX Blades
As the products that best exemplify SWaP priorities within ADLINK’s VPX line, the 3U VPX platform packs tremendous capability in a processor blade, and supports a range of VITA 46.x specifications, VITA 48.0 for ruggedized implementation, as well as adhering to the VITA 65 OpenVPX architecture framework.
6U Air/Conduction Cooled VPX Blades
Building on many years of servicing embedded computing in markets spanning commuter transportation to military mobile command, ADLINK’s VPX portfolio continues to deliver dependable, high-performance, value-loaded solutions for today’s market.
A complete line of 3U and 6U CompactPCI platform and along with a diverse line of plug in boards and these CompactPCI products provide the most cost-effective high performance platforms for telecommunications, military and industrial automation.
3U CompactPCI 2.0 / 2.3 Blades
A comprehensive line of 3U CompactPCI processor blades to the embedded board market.
3U CompactPCI Serial Blades
PICMG CPCI-S.0 defining an interface for high-speed switched fabrics with a star topology.
3U CompactPCI Enclosures & Systems
3-4U chassis for 3U CompactPCI boards, most of which are with front/rear panel I/O and redundant power supplies.
6U CompactPCI 2.0 Blades
A comprehensive line of 6U CompactPCI computers to the embedded board market.
6U CompactPCI Enclosures & Systems
1-9U CompactPCI chassis for 6U CompactPCI boards, most of which are with front/rear panel I/O, H.110 CT bus and redundant power supplies.
6U Rear Transition Modules
ADLINK offers a diverse line of RTM to deliver more I/O connectivity.
ADLINK offers a wide range selection of standard backplanes for different demands with various specifications.
6U or 3U managed Gigabit Ethernet switch blades.
Peripherals & Accessories
ADLINK provides CompactPCI Peripherals including PMC Modules and Power Supplies.
A diverse of CompactPCI 3U and 6U Power Supplies for different demands with various specifications.
Products include the most rugged offerings in the industry, Single Board Computers (SBC) in popular compact form factors for embedded applications, and rugged systems with field-proven reliability, durability, and performance.
PC/104 family products provide unmatched fanless operation over temperature extremes, resistance to shock and vibration, conformal coating, embedded BIOS, and a long product life reputation.
The products continue to distinguish itself as an Extreme Rugged product for a multitude of applications. Mini-ITX embedded boards support the latest processors to deliver a high performance and space-saving platform for a wide array of embedded computing applications.
The PC/104-Plus specification establishes a standard for the use of a high speed PCI bus in embedded applications. Incorporating the PCI bus within the industry proven PC/104 form-factor brings many advantages to its users, including fast data transfer over a PCI bus, low cost due to PC/104’s unique self-stacking bus, and high reliability due to PC/104’s inherent ruggedness.
The PC/104 Consortium has established the PCI/104 Express a high speed PCI bus in embedded applications. Incorporating the PCI bus within the industry proven PC/104 form-factor brings many advantages to its users, including fast data transfer over a PCI bus, low cost due to PC/104’s unique self-stacking bus, and high reliability due to PC/104’s inherent ruggedness.
Sealed Extreme Rugged COTS computing platform in a tiny VITA 75 footprint, ideal for ground, air and sea deployments.
Based on Intel® Core™ i7 or Xeon® processors and optional GPGPU parallel processing engine.
Small Form Factor (SFF) Tactical Edge Server family of products, HPERC systems provide the most reliable, high-performance computing possible in the most compact, rugged physical designs. Whether in manned or autonomous solutions, HPERC systems have the speed and flexibility to fit any environment. Despite their small size, HPERC systems offer a wide range of options, including memory and storage configuration, processor type, and an NVIDIA Quadro GPGPU processor for highly parallelised, compute-intensive tasks such as analytics, data visualisation, and artificial intelligence.
Adhering to industry-standard technologies means HPERC systems are widely supported and integrate quickly into custom, rugged embedded applications. HPERC solutions deliver quick time-to-market advantages for OEM customers and, especially with the help of Adlink’s global team of engineers, reduce development costs. Scalable and consistent, HPERC systems are built specifically for the environmental rigours of military and aerospace use and feature uniquely keyed MIL-DTL-38999 connectors. Board Support Packages (BSPs) are provided to support a variety of operating systems, which can be preloaded onto optional internal 2.5” solid-state drives. HPERC systems are fully qualified to MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F, reducing risk and assuring systems integrators of product quality.
Computing technology is advancing at an incredible pace, pressuring equipment manufacturers to find ways keep up in order to stay competitive. For companies developing both high-end and entry-level products, this challenge is even greater due to the need to incorporate a wider range of technology. Manufacturers who need to satisfy a wide range of product requirements in a way that minimises development effort and time-to-market should consider adopting a Computer-on-Module (COM) strategy.
The COM modular design approach relieves equipment developers from being concerned with many aspects of complex, computer system design while allowing for differentiation on the carrier board. By using industry-standard, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, equipment manufacturers can take advantage of many benefits.
Equipment manufacturers can choose from a wide variety of COM standards, such as COM Express®, SMARC®, Qseven® and ETX, to satisfy their requirements related to performance, cost, power consumption, size and I/O, along with other options.