The nature of the military operation and existence is changing due to technology. The military programs are pushing the limits of computing system requirement. The performance, reliability, and stability of the application become important, and so is the durability of the application to the challenging environments. Rugged computer systems must continue to evolve to endure the toughest conditions: extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and humidity amidst altitude, fungus, salt fog, explosive decompression, and sand/dust exposure.
THOR100-X4 - 1U Half Size Rugged Mission MIL-STD 810 Computer is built to meet strict size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements and to withstand harsh environments in a small form factor. To offer high reliability and long-term performance, we combined with the best military grade components with fully qualified IP65 with D38999 connectors which are ready to handle harsh environments in battle-field, such as sustain 75G shock in the maritime applications.
1.1 IT Block Diagram
1.2 I/O and Expansion Option
2. What is Military SFF Computer?
An SFF computer stands for ‘Small Form Factor’ computer. Using SFF computer doesn’t mean that giving up the requirements or sacrifice the efficiency. The SFF computers are addressed in space-constrained applications such as navy system, but they are still features high performance and rugged.
2-2. Advantages of SFF computers
Small Form Factor computer
takes up far less physical
space than traditional one.
Reduce Power Consumption:
Most SFF equipment uses fewer fans and lower power hardware so it operates more efficiently.
Lightweight computer equipment is easier to move from place to place.
3. Reducing SWaP in Defense Systems
Now more than ever, size, weight, and power (SWaP) must be managed and reduced across virtually all military and aerospace applications to improve operational efficiency and logistics, increase mission life, and reduce the total cost of system ownership. System upgrades are driving added functionality and increased performance, placing additional attention on SWaP. Additionally, markets are expanding as systems become smaller and lighter. SWaP reduction is driven by the needs of the applications. The ultimate goal of these applications is to provide the smallest and lightest product with the longest usable field life.
In order to satisfy the requirement of Naval System Application and reducing the SWaP, THOR100-X4 is driven by powerful processor, and equipped with high speed serial interconnects 3 x LAN, 1 x DC, 8 x DIO( 4xDI/4xDO), 2 x DVI, and 3 x USB3.0. It also withstand extended temperature -40°C to +70°C and wide voltage input 9V~36V with MIL-461 EMI Filter, to make it an ideal solution for military type rugged applications.
4. Intel Coffee Lake R Xeon® E-2276ML Processor on Board
THOR100-X4 is powered by Intel® Coffee Lake R Xeon® E-2276ML processor soldering onboard. The E-2276ML operates at 2.8 GHz with a TDP of 25 W and a turbo boost of up to 4.2 GHz. This chip integrates Intel's UHD Graphics P630 GPU operating at 350 MHz with a burst frequency of up to 1.15 GHz and supports up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory.
5. Robust Product Design Ready for Military Application
5-1. Design for Naval Defense System; Withstand MIL-STD-810 Shock Up to 75G rms
In Naval Defense System, the application must be withstand detonating explosives in water and assessing the resulting high-impact mechanical shock. MIL-STD-810 standard is considered the upmost principle of the environmental design. With using the shock tester, it can analyze the product ability to tolerate the strong external stress and the degradation of structural weaknesses to quickly obtain the data of structure strength, anti-shock appearance and anti-drop. The shock tester is using the sawtooth wave to evaluate the product reliability and monitor the consistency of production. To assure the application is supporting a mission-critical hardware, THOR100-X4 are designed to meet with the strict standards of MIL-STD 810 shock up to 75G rms.
5-2. MIL-STD-461 EMI Filter and MIL-STD-1275 Power Input 28 VDC
To withstand under any kinds of application challenges, system with wide range designed is brings maximum reliability and stability. THOR100-X4 is designed with MIL-STD-461 EMI, protecting against voltage surges, spikes and transients, and even electromagnetic interference. Wide voltage power input design (18~36V) can protect the system from damages caused by sudden surge of voltage, especially in Navy application, thus further secure the reliability of its critical components and the system itself. MIL-STD-1275 is a military test standard that defines nominal 28 VDC voltage characteristics that are common to all military application. Utilization equipment should be complied with relevant performance specification requirements for the mitigation of electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic pulses, power switching, and lightning-induced voltage spikes.
6. 1U Half Size Rack Mounting Applications
THOR100-X4 is 1U half size compact design. With only 1U ½ sized, it increased space utilization, and also easily to move and system building. It can be installed alone in a 19” cabinet or mount side-by-side to increase the performance.
The nature of the military operation and existence is changing due to technology. The military programs are pushing the limits of computing system requirement. The performance, reliability, and stability of the application become important, and so is the durability of the application to the challenging environments.