Thermite® TVC-2 Model 3500/3520

Vehicle Computing Solved

Vehicle-based computing is demanding. Tackling battlefield conditions requires high-performance computing (HPC) power and ruggedness all-in-one. The Thermite TVC-2.0 series of tactical visual computers are designed for vehicle-based applications delivering state-of-the-art embedded computing, mobile graphics, extended environment packaging, and conduction cooling in one package.

The Thermite TVC-2.0 Difference

Designed as a rugged computer for video or sensor signal processing, the Thermite TVC-2 Model 3500 is a compact, self-contained computer that allows rapid migration of PC-based applications from desktop environments to field-ready deployments in military tanks, aircraft, maritime and other vehicles. Emphasis is on 2D/3D graphics, accelerated video capture for sensor or camera input, and video-intensive C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) as well as field-based training, mission planning, mission rehearsal, weapon system control, maintenance, and other augmented reality simulations.

The Thermite TVC-2.0 models 3500/3520 embedded computers deliver mobility, moderate power consumption, ruggedness, and visualization performance for all your vehicle computing needs. The Thermite TVC-2.0 series deliver mobile graphics, conduction cooling, and support for open architecture operating systems, striking the perfect balance between affordability and performance for vehicle-mounted applications.

Lightweight Vehicle-Mounted Computing

The Thermite TVC-2.0 brings the power of PC workstations to the battlefield—for deployment on tanks, M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), Bradley Fighting Vehicles, aircraft, maritime, or other manned or unmanned vehicles. The Thermite TVC-2.0 is ideal for field-based training, mission planning, mission rehearsal, weapon system control, maintenance, and embedded computing applications such as heads-up/heads-down and digital map displays. The Thermite TVC-2.0 sets the embedded computing standard for vehicle mounted applications.


  • Rugged – Contained within a lightweight, rugged, sealed alloy enclosure designed for conduction cooling
  • 28V Power – Designed for vehicle use
  • Reliable Rugged Storage – Solid State Drive storage options for shock-resistence and use extended temperature environments
  • Video Capture – Accelerated video capture for sensor or camera input
  • Flexible Video Output – Supports single or dual RGB QXGA and NTSC, PAL, RS-170/A, and S-Video output
  • Expandability – Internal CardBus Slot for additional factory-installed options
  • Military Spec Compliance – MIl-STD 810F certified
  • Standard Computing Platform - 100% PC-compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Processing Performance – Intel® Pentium® M CPU, with up to 1 GB system memory
  • Graphics - ATI Mobile Graphics or Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • MIL-STD 1553 (Model 3520) - Serial data bus standard for use with military avionics

Tech Specs

  • CPU

    • Manufacturer: Intel
    • Class: Pentium M
    • Clock: 1.4 GHz
    • L2 Cache: 2MB

  • System Memory

    • Type: DDR2
    • Capacity: Up to 2GB

  • Graphics Processor

    • Frame Buffer: Up to 128MB DDR2 shared or dedicated
    • RGB Outputs: Single or dual analog
    • API Support: DX9 and OpenGL 2.0
    • S-Video Outputs: Simultaneous RS-170/A, NTSC or PAL
    • Video Capture Port: Accelerated for real-time camera/sensor applications

  • Operating System

    • Standard: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    • Optional: Microsoft XP Embedded, Redhat® Linux®, LynuxWorks® BlueCat® Linux, or other

  • Standard Interfaces

    • USB 2.0: 2 (optional up to 6)
    • PS-2 (keyboard or mouse): 2
    • Serial I/O (RS-232C/422): 1
    • Stereo Out: 1
    • Microphone In: 1
    • IEEE 1394 Firewire®: 1
    • 802.3 10/100 Ethernet: 1

  • Optional Connectors

    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g: Yes, with antenna
    • IEEE 10/100 Ethernet: Yes
    • GPS: Yes, with antenna
    • MIl-STD-1553: Yes, A/B dual redundant port

  • Storage

    • Options: 128 GB 2.5” Solid State Drive

  • Power/Performance

    • Supply: 28VDC (10.5 - 30 volts DC) with Advanced power-saving technologies
    • Tactical Mode: 14W – 19W
    • Training Mode: 19W – 34W

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 114 mm (4.5 in)
    • Height: 173 mm (6.8 in)
    • Depth: 64 mm (2.5 In)
    • Weight: 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs), typical, with connectors

  • Environmental

    • Ambient Temperature: -10° C to +50° C (operating), -40° C to +70° C (non-operating)
    • Humidity Level: 5% - 90%, NC (operating), 5% - 95%, NC (non-operating)
    • Altitude Level: -200 to 40,000 ft
    • Vibration Resistance: Up to 12 G RMS
    • Shock Resistance: Up to 40 G
    • Immersion Resistance: 1m for 30 minutes
    • Note: Subject to validation testing, and subject to change at any time.

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