This week, we’ve been at the Aviation Electronics Europe show at the MOC Event Centre Munich, Germany. A two day event with conferences, seminars and workshops as well as a central large exhibition, it’s the largest of its kind in Europe. The show includes almost every conceivable technology the aviation industry could need—which meant it was a natural opportunity for us to showcase our recently-announced FORCE2 Rugged Display and Mission Computer, an open reference computing environment specifically designed for FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment) applications.
The FACE approach is a government-industry software standard and business strategy for acquisition of affordable software systems that promotes innovation and rapid integration of portable capabilities across global defense programs. Designed to promote standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems, the principles of FACE are now being applied more widely.
The rugged, small form factor FORCE2 Display Computer combines state of the art Freescale Power Architecture CPU technology with the latest graphics processing unit (GPU) to deliver unprecedented levels of performance for rugged applications. When deployed as an avionics display computer, mission computer or flight computer, the FORCE2 supports the industry’s most demanding video and image applications.