- Ruggedized COTS bladed server chassis
- Extended shock and vibration
- Leading-edge processor blade options
The SMART Embedded Computing AXP1440-D chassis is specially hardened against shock and vibration for shipboard electronics applications. This enhanced ruggedization makes the enclosure, which is built to the AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) open, industry-managed COTS standard, suitable for military applications requiring an enhanced tolerance for shock and vibration.
The shipboard electronics environment is particularly demanding for its shock and vibration. Ship electronics must be able to withstand the effects of vibration from engines and other onboard systems, and must be able to withstand the intense shock of missile and torpedo hits. In conjunction with shock-hardened racks designed by the customer, the SMART EC AXP1440-D chassis has been successfully deployed in navy shipboard data centers at the heart of very dense computing and signal processing applications.
With an architecture that was designed for high availability from its inception, ATCA systems provide the reliability and performance-assurance needed in applications such as radar control systems, unmanned system ground control stations, and control systems on ships and aircraft.
Compared to conventional enterprise-grade rack-mount systems – the architecture found in the data centers of large corporations and Internet service providers – a bladed system such as ATCA offers substantial benefits for military, aerospace or security equipment. These benefits are often branded with the SWaP-C moniker – for size, weight, power and cost.
Combined with processor blades featuring dual, multicore processors, SMART EC’s ATCA systems can be used in digital signal processing applications such as audio/speech signal processing, sonar and radar signal processing, sensor array processing, spectral estimation, statistical signal processing, digital image processing, signal processing for communications, control of systems, biomedical signal processing, and seismic data processing.
System management is provided by the ATCA-F140-D, a ruggedized version of SMART EC's industry-leading 40GbE switch blade, which has been proven in thousands of installed systems worldwide. This switch blade combines base and fabric interface switching functionality with AMC slots for additional processing and/or other functionality.
The AXP1440-D includes redundant shelf manager and alarm modules, redundant power entry modules (PEMs) and two fan tray modules. A variety of payload blades, AMCs and accessory products are available for the AXP1440-D system depending on application requirements.
Military applications that require very dense, high-performance computing with moderate levels of ruggedization should consider SMART EC’s commercial-grade ATCA products.