World’s smallest computer designed for aerospace applications
e2v has partnered with French electronic design specialists, Adeneo, to develop an innovative, powerful and pocket-sized avionics computer weighing less than 300g. The computer achieves its ultra-compact size by combining e2v’s processing expertise and Adeneo’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing capabilities.
Adeneo has developed a three layer custom Printed Circuit Board design that integrates e2v’s QT10A powerful processing solution to create a rugged, ultra-compact avionics computer.
The COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) avionics computer measures just 70x50x40mm, which offers both size and weight reductions in aerospace systems. Peripheral communications pass through avionic standard connectors that can be used in many aerospace applications, including UAVs, and will be flight ready in 2018.
The QT10A, the heart of the computer, is the first product of e2v’s Qormino family, combining an NXP QorIQ T1040 processor with 1GB DDR3L memory on a custom substrate, creating a powerful processing solution.
Eric Marcelot, Marketing and Business Development Director, commented, “With the ever-growing SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) constraints within the aerospace market, we are proud to develop a powerful, ultra-compact computer that’s commercially available.”
François Sébès, President of Adeneo, added “Combining our core competencies with the benefits of e2v’s Qormino in the computer design, we’re able to keep our competitive edge in developing innovative embedded computers.”