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Smart Embedded AXP1440 and Centellis 4440 System

AXP1440 Chassis & Centellis 4440 System - 14-Slot 40G ATCA System


  • Architected to combine leading-edge processors with a degree of ruggedness
  • Designed for high availability and SWaP-C
  • 14-slots with rear transition module capability for each slot
  • Base platform includes two 40G ATCA switches & shelf management
  • Advanced platform management software

The SMART Embedded Computing AXP1440 chassis is built to the AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) open, industry-managed COTS standard to provide a platform for very dense computing and signal processing applications in military and industrial systems.


The inherent ruggedness of ATCA, having been designed for the telecom industry’s NEBS standards, is proving ideal for semi-rugged deployments such as shipboard, airborne, and transit-case applications. With an architecture that was designed for high availability from its inception, ATCA systems provide the reliability and performance-assurance needed in applications such as radar control systems, unmanned system ground control stations, and control systems on ships and aircraft.


Compared to conventional enterprise-grade rack-mount systems – the architecture found in the data centers of large corporations and Internet service providers – a bladed system such as ATCA offers substantial benefits for military, aerospace or security equipment. These benefits are often branded with the SWaP-C moniker – for Size, Weight, Power and Cost.


Combined with processor blades featuring dual, multicore processors, SMART EC’s ATCA systems can be used in digital signal processing applications such as audio/speech signal processing, sonar and radar signal processing, sensor array processing, spectral estimation, statistical signal processing, digital image processing, signal processing for communications, control of systems, biomedical signal processing, and seismic data processing.


The AXP1440 chassis combine with redundant ATCA-F140 40GbE switch blades for system management to create the Centellis® 4440. This switch blade combines base and fabric interface switching functionality with AMC slots for additional processing and/or local storage.


The AXP1440 includes redundant shelf manager and alarm modules, redundant power entry modules (PEMs) and two fan tray modules. A variety of payload blades, AMCs and accessory products are available for the AXP1440 system depending on application requirements.


Military applications that require higher levels of resilience against shock and vibration should consider SMART EC’s ruggedized variants of its commercial-grade ATCA products.