Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces its First 3U CompactPCI® Development-to-Deployment (D2D™) 3/4 ATR 3U Chassis

Supports 3U cPCI development-to-deployment program lifecycle, maximizing use of COTS components for development and demonstration with upgradeability for deployment

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, has introduced a new rugged chassis that for the first time brings the company’s unique development-to-deployment (D2D™) approach to CompactPCI® (cPCI)-based system architectures to reduce risk, schedule, and cost. The new CompactPCI D2D™ ¾ ATR, a 7-slot ¾ ATR conduction cooled chassis, eases the design of 3U cPCI-based systems by enabling the system integrator to use the same enclosure, via simple configuration upgrades, throughout the complete program lifecycle, from development to demonstration and all the way to deployment. 

“Our industry-leading D2D ¾ ATR chassis design, first available for OpenVPX™ systems, is now available for designers of CompactPCI systems seeking to speed their time to market, while reducing costs and program risk,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions group. “The innovative D2D approach enables system integrators to use the very same chassis at every phase of the application’s evolution to cut design risk and boost reliability.”

The CompactPCI D2D ¾ ATR chassis is the newest member of Curtiss-Wright’s Hybricon® family of advanced COTS electronic packaging solutions. The new chassis supports 0. 8” pitch slot cards and is offered in three standard configurations, each of which is designed to speed system development and reduce costs. The three standard configurations support Development, Demonstration and Deployment variants.
The Development version eliminates the need for a custom cPCI backplane before system design can begin. It uses a standard COTS backplane and I/O cabling, an external power supply, and an industrial grade fan. The Demonstration configurations feature a standard COTS power supply backplane which is cabled to a standard backplane, with either an industrial grade fan or a MIL grade fan; a 3U MIL COTS power supply is also available. And the application-specific Deploy configuration replaces the standard backplanes and cables with a custom backplane and I/O panel, and upgrades the industrial fans to MIL grade units.

The rugged D2D ¾ ATR enclosure supports up to 7 slots of 3U 0. 8" pitch payload cPCI cards. The D2D ¾ ATR simplifies the integration process by providing a single enclosure that can be used equally well for in-lab development and fielded deployment. It is ideal for demanding SWAP-C constrained military, aerospace and first responder applications.

D2D ¾ ATR Performance Features:

  • Supports development-to-deployment program lifecycle, maximizing use of COTS components for development and demonstration with upgradeability for deployment
    • Ideal for IRAD projects
    • Eliminates the need to procure air-cooled payload for development
  • Supports add-on "top hat" to support I/O from module and mezzanine faceplates and "bottom hat" to support I/O cabling or custom backplane connectivity using backplane RTM connectors for development and demonstration
  • Supports standard 7-slot cPCI 0.8" pitch, or custom backplanes
  • Seven 3U 0.8" pitch cPCI slots per VITA 30.1
    • Two power supply slots
  • Supports standard backplanes with I/O cables using "bottom hat" for development and demonstration or custom backplane with I/O for deployment
  • Supports internal industrial grade or MIL grade fan
  • Supports Curtiss-Wright’s intelligent rugged fan controller
  • Supports internal or external power supply
  • For development: cables to external power supply
  • For demonstration: cables to internal power supply
  • For deployment: internal MIL grade power supply
    • Power supply slots support a total of 200W or 400W
  • Optional 28 VDC input power supply(s) compliant to MIL-STD-704F and MIL-STD-1275B
  • Supports Curtiss-Wright’s intelligent Power & Control Module (PCM) for chassis monitoring/BIST
  • Extreme cooling chassis
  • Custom configurations and integration services available

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the CompactPCI D2D chassis starts at under $11,000.00. The CompactPCI D2D chassis is available now. Click here for more information.

Sales & Editorial Contacts
For editorial information regarding Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions products or services, contact John Wranovics, public relations director, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Tel: (925) 640-6402; Email:

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Tel: (978) 952-2017.

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About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. The Defense Solutions group serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company’s modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company’s broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services. For more information visit

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Controls segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for niche actuation and drive applications, integrated sensors and controls, and electronic subsystems internationally for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets.  For more information, visit

Contact Information

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

20130 Lakeview Center Plaza, Suite 200
Ashburn, VA, 20147

tele: 703.779.7800

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