Aerospace & Defense

Defense devices represent some of the most demanding and technologically advanced electronics in the world. To minimize design costs and cycle time, there is pressure to apply existing technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of operators in theater as well as security and intelligence forces. The use of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) computers, tablets, and smartphones is not always sufficient to meet specific operational use cases, features, and performance. Customized defense devices, often leveraged from COTS computers via a process called Modified COTS, can efficiently be deployed.

 

Characteristics of Defense-Grade Devices

Defense-grade devices – particularly devices such as defense rugged tablets – must meet a stringent set of specifications that goes well beyond other computers. A rugged embedded computer, defense grade tablet, and other defense grade handheld or portable device must:
 

  • Operate reliably over widely varying temperatures from desert to arctic environments
  • Resist shocks, drops, impacts, and prolonged vibration
  • Be impervious to damage caused by dust, sand, moisture, and water
  • Resist EMI (electromagnetic interference) and comply with other electronic devices (EMC)
  • Be exceptionally durable and reliable to operate with prolonged life
  • Be viewable in direct sunlight, and often night vision compatible, but undetectable by others in complete darkness
  • Operate with gloved hands
  • Be available for purchase for long periods of time, often 10 years or more

Defense Applications of Electronic Devices

SECO delivers circuitry, operating system software, and fully packaged defense computing systems and handheld devices for many diverse applications such as:

 

  • Information management and security
  • Radio communications
  • Command and control operations
  • Weapons control systems
  • Real-time situational awareness, sensing, and tracking
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) control
  • Defense training and simulation
  • Soldier-worn or soldier-held mapping, sensing and tracking devices
  • Rack-mounted rugged human-machine interface (HMI)
  • Remote control tablets and control hubs for ground, ship-borne, and aerial unmanned vehicles
  • Video switching/routing hubs for cameras and head-up displays
  • Rugged portable display devices (PDAs) and rugged tablets
  • Handheld language translation systems

Technologies Used 

HYDRA-N6
7" Rugged, Customizable ARM Tablet with Quad or dual core Cortex-A9 NXP i.MX 6 processor
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SM-B71
SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with the Xilinx® Zynq® Ultrascale+™ MPSoC
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SM-C93
SMARC® Rel. 2.1.1 compliant module with the Intel® Atom® x6000E Series and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J Series processors (formerly Elkhart Lake) for FuSa applications
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CHPC-C77-CSA
COM-HPC® Client module Size A, with the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ and Celeron® processors (formerly Tiger Lake-UP3)
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SM-D16
SMARC Rel. 2.1.1 compliant module with NXP i.MX 8X Applications Processors
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