Smallest multicore avionics computer

Louise Smyth

e2v has partnered with electronic design specialists, Adeneo, to develop an innovative, powerful and pocket-sized avionics computer weighing less than 300g.

The new computer from e2v and Adeneo, 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 new COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) avionics computer measures just 70 x 50 x 40mm, 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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 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.