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CPCI Serial Collision Avoidance System

Standard Components Used in this Example

This CompactPCI-Serial-based UAV system is used for optical control of the air space for collision avoidance with civil aircraft. For this, a powerful system was needed to control three high-resolution cameras, which send their data from the UAV to the control center. While three G20 CPU cards control one camera each, a fourth CPU card coordinates the communication between them all, making use of a full Ethernet mesh via the backplane as it is defined in the CompactPCI Serial standard. The data is collected by four G501 HDD/SSD carrier boards.


With the new G25A (Intel) or G52A (NXP) multicore SBCs the same application could be also implemented with just one CPU card using virtualization.

Standard Components Used in this Example

G20 - Intel Core i7 CPU Board

The G20 is a 4HP/3U CompactPCI Serial CPU card supporting USB, SATA, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O interfaces according to the CPCI-S.0 standard.

G501 - SATA HDD/SSD Shuttle

The G501 is a CompactPCI Serial hard disk drive carrier board designed to carry a 2.5" SATA hard disk drive or a solid state drive.

G25A - Intel Xeon D CPU Board

The G25A is a 4HP/3U CPCI Serial CPU card with an Intel Xeon D-1500 processor, supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, SATA, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O interfaces.

G52A - QorIQ Enhanced Network CPU Board

The G52A is a high-performance multicore CPU platform based on NXP (formerly Freescale) QorIQ T4x series and was designed for high data bandwidth based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet via the backplane, while providing high data bandwidth on the front panel via two 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on M12 connectors.