The ROCK-3 series of systems are small form factor, scalable, modular , rugged, pre-integrated, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) systems optimized for C4ISR applications such as a

  • Mission Computer
  • Display Processor
  • Video Image Processor
  • Data Recorder
  • I/O Signal Concentrator
  • Communications Controller

Based on VNX (VITA 74) the ROCK-3 provides a smaller, lighter, less power hungry cousin to the ROCK-2 family and communicates seamlessly with it. The ROCK-3 mission computer family extends ability of the system architect to deploy the right compute power at the right Size, Weight and Power (Swap) for any deployment. These ROCK-2 and ROCK-3 families provide the system designer with the widest continuum of safety certifiable mission computer products on the market.

A scalable architecture

Extensible from single module to entire complex system, or system of subsystems, VNX provides the ability to create required computing solutions for any deployment including distributed and/or redundant topologies. CES has designed a family of VNX enclosures for the ROCK-3 with varying numbers of board capacity to support compute requirements for a wide variety of mission computers.

Because safety matters

Similar to the ROCK-2, the ROCK-3 will provide a straightforward path to DO-178 and other safety certifications. Even if you don’t need to provide safety certification, why would you trust your mission to a design that wasn’t done to that level of engineering?


Rugged systems using conduction cooled VNX (VITA 74) modules

  • Single Board Computer (SBC)
  • Video Image Processor
  • Databus & Analog / Discrete I/O
  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

Multiple SBC processor options including

  • AMD G-Series SoC
  • Intel Atom E3845
  • Freescale QorIQ
  • ARM

Multiple Databus & I/O Options including

  • MIL-STD-1553B
  • ARINC-429
  • RS-232/422/485
  • USB 2.0 / 3.0
  • GigE
  • GPIO
  • Discrete & Analog I/O
  • FPGA I/O*

*Contact your CES sales representative for more information