Today’s commercial embedded, aerospace, and defense industries rely heavily on modern technology solutions that cater to the power, size, and performance requirements needed for mission-critical systems. For over 20 years, NXP Power Architecture microprocessors have provided reliable, scalable processing options to suppliers of Single Board Computers (SBCs) used in embedded compute-intensive applications.NXP Gold Partner

As an NXP Technology Partner, Curtiss-Wright works closely with NXP to select specific Power Architecture processors supported within NXP’s embedded technology group. These processors enjoy long life availability (over 15 years from product launch) and meet the high reliability requirements that Curtiss-Wright products demand for the long-term success of your programs. Download whitepapers to learn more about these technologies.

Power Architecture Solutions from Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright offers Power Architecture processing modules in 3U, 6U, and mezzanine form factors meeting open industry standards such as OpenVPX, VME, VPX, cPCI and XMC. They are supported by a range of Operating Systems, Board Support Packages (BSPs), Signal & Data Processing Libraries, Shared Memory Drivers for high-speed board-to-board communications. Many of Curtiss-Wright's Rugged Mission Computers incorporate Power Architecture processors.

Single Board Computers
3U VPX   6U VPX   VME  
  • VPX6-197 Power Architecture T2080 SBC
  • VPX6-195 Power Architecture T2080 SBC
  • VPX6-187 Power Architecture P4040/4080 SBC
  • VPX6-185 Power Architecture MPC8640 SBC
  • VME-196 Power Architecture T2080 SBC
  • VME-194/B Power Architecture P2020 SBC
  • VME-186 Power Architecture P4040/4080 SBC
  • VME-184 Power Architecture MPC8641/8640 SBC
  • VME-183 Power Architecture MPC7447A/7448 SBC
  • XMC-109 Power Architecture P2020 SBC
Digital Signal Processors  
  • VPX3-453 Power Architecture MPC8640D DSP Processor Card
  • VPX3-450 Power Architecture MPC8640D DSP Processor Card
  • VPX6-460 CHAMP-AV6 Power Architecture MPC841D DSP Processor Card
  • VPX6-470 CHAMP-FX2 Power Architecture MPC8641D DSP Processor Card
  • HPE720 Power Architecture MPC8640D DSP Processor Card
  • VME-416 CHAMP-AV4 Power Architecture MPC7448 DSP Processor Card
Rugged Computing Systems
     3U MPMC Mission Computers

     6U MPMC Mission Computers
      Small Form Factor Mission Computers



The Curtiss-Wright Advantage

Our complete line of NXP-based COTS modules is engineered for rugged deployed SWaP-constrained platforms.

  • Architecting the Complete COTS System Solution: we support a wide variety of operating systems on our boards, complete with module drivers and middleware, designed to enable quick development
  • Pin-compatibility: we invest to enable technology insertion from generation to generation to offer you the latest technology with minimal risk
  • Modified COTS: we can take our COTS products and modify them to meet the needs of a particular program, saving you time and money while reducing your program risk
  • Safety and Security: we have several products designed to DO-254 and DO-178 standards, and our TrustedCOTS initiative ensures a high level of trusted computing

SWaP-Optimized for Rugged Deployed Platforms

Power Architecture processing modules from Curtiss-Wright combine multi-core processing capabilities, ECC protected memory subsystems, and high-speed I/O, all in embedded form factors. Curtiss-Wright’s innovative thermal management designs at the subsystem level have enabled us to reliably integrate Power Architecture processors across extended temperature ranges using advanced cooling methods, resulting in reliable and deterministic non-throttling performance even at high operational temperatures. This, combined with NXP’s long life, make Power Architecture attractive for those programs with a long deployment requirements.

Picking the Right Processor for the Application

QorIQ T-series

The QorIQ T-series family of processors provides the embedded computing industry’s coveted deterministic performance in an Altivec-enabled, multi-core, small form factor, power efficient footprint. The T-series benefits from NXP’s Trust Architecture 2.0, allowing the end user peace of mind that their system and valuable data is protected.

Curtiss-Wright uses the T2080 and T4160 processors in our SBCs. The P-series of processors will be available in our safety certifiable modules.

QorIQ P-series

The QorIQ P-series family of processors delivers NXP’s legendary deterministic performance in a multi-core, low power envelope for SWaP-constrained applications. The P-series benefits from NXP’s Trust Architecture 1.0, allowing the end user peace of mind that their system and valuable data is protected.

Curtiss-Wright uses the P2020, P4040/4080 and P5010/5020 in our SBCs. The P-series of processors are used in our safety certifiable modules.


The MPC7xxx and MPC8xxx family of processors are general-purpose processors based on the e600 core. These processors are ideal for use in general purpose processing in embedded, aerospace and defense applications and include an AltiVec technology engine, enabling a dramatic acceleration in performance-driven, high-bandwidth embedded computing applications.

Curtiss-Wright uses the MPC7447A, 7448 and MP8640/1 in our SBCs.

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