CW Parvus DuraCOR 312 Rugged Miniature Modular Mission Computer

Rugged Miniature Modular Mission Computer

The Parvus DuraCOR 312 is an ultra-small form factor (USFF) modular mission computer built around the NVIDIA® Jetson™ Tegra® X2i (TX2i) “supercomputer-on-a module” integrated in a miniature rugged chassis with MIL-grade high-density connectors. This mision computer delivers 1.5 Teraflops performance, is one of the smallest, most energy efficient, rugged, scalable and modular solutions available on the market. This enables system designers to rapidly deploy supercomputer-class processing in a proven high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) subsystem that eliminates design risk and non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs.

Weighing less than 2.0 lbs, and requiring less than 20W of power, the extremely compact DuraCOR 312 measures just 5.2” x 5.4” x 2.0”. Featuring an unparalleled modular and robust system design, the DuraCOR 312 offers unique system features for military and aerospace applications, including expansion slots for an avionics data bus and other platform-specific I/O modules. Additional features include 50 ms power hold-up capacitance for MIL-STD-704F aircraft power switch-over requirements, high-speed M.2 internal storage, and removable SATA Flash SSD capabilities.

The DuraCOR 312, like other Parvus DuraCOR models, provides system designers access to an ecosystem of rugged COTS Mini-PCIe modules, which includes MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 avionics data bus interfaces among many other I/O options. The mission computer’s standard system I/O interfaces include multiple Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, audio, GPIO, and serial ports. Additional features include high-speed M.2 internal storage, optional removable high capacity 2.5” SATA Flash SSDs, and internal Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD storage.

The Jetson TX2i extends the DuraCOR 312’s reliability with a higher mean time between failures (MTBF) and support for error correcting code (ECC) memory to mitigate against single event upsets (SEU). NVIDIA has doubled the Jetson TX2i’s availability to 10 years, compared to the original Jetson TX2. These features, performance and extended lifecycle make the DuraCOR 312 an even more compelling solution for high-altitude and high-reliability applications.  Support for the full industrial operating temperature range (-40°C to +85°C) also enables the DuraCOR 312 to perform optimally in extreme environmental conditions without requiring active heating or cooling.