CIO10-2080 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer with BuiltSAFE

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Accelerate and authenticate data-intensive radar and sensor workloads in the air

The first safety-certifiable Intel® Xeon® D-1700 board

Built with cutting-edge Intel Xeon D processors and delivered with DO-254 artifacts certifiable up to DAL-C, Mercury’s rugged CIO10-2080 board streamlines avionics and mission computer system development and deployment.

The CIO10-2080 is delivered with complete hardware and software artifacts built with Mercury’s proven BuiltSAFE™ elements—designed, tested, certified and fielded over three decades on multiple safety-critical platforms—to deliver flawless performance and simplify integration.    

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Increase Decision Accuracy

Mercury’s 6U BuiltSAFE boards enable advanced sensors and AI for military and commercial aircraft providing ground stations with real-time information, and giving pilots what they need to make accurate and timely decisions.


Key Features

  • Dual Intel® Xeon® D-1700 SoC 10-core processors that deliver 2-3x more performance than previous generation boards
  • AVX512 and AI neural network inference accelerators
  • Advanced system-on-chip (SOC) with integrated 40Gb/s Ethernet
  • PCIe global memory mapping via PCIe switch to accelerate high bandwidth applications
  • Safety certifiable with complete DO-254 and DO-178C artifacts 
  • Rugged, DO-160, MIL-STD-810G 
  • 100-120 W power-efficient performance
  • Board support packages for Wind River VxWorks to achieve FAA CAST-32A objectives
  • Build a high performance mission computer with 2 CIO10-2080 boards and 2 FIOVU-2180 FPGA boards
  • Safety certification services and support

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  • (2) Intel® Xeon® D-1700 @ 2GHz, 10-core (total 20 cores) 
  • Vector processing, AVX-512 acceleration and VNNI


  • 64 GB of DDR4-2666 ECC (32 GB per processor)
  • 128 GB of on-board SSD (SATA flash) with 4 GB per processor


  • (4) x8 PCIe3 (Gen3) from PCIe switch (with NTB port support) configurable as 2x16, upstream/downstream
  • (4) 40GB-KR4 Ethernet (2 per processor)
  • (4) 10/100/1000 SGMII Ethernet (2 per processor)
  • (4) UART (3.3V, HSUART) (2 per processor)
  • (4) USB 2.0 (2 per processor)
  • (2) USB 3.0 (with DCI) (1 per processor)

Switch / Bridge

  • ExpressLane™ PEX8764, 64-lane, 16-port, PCIe 3.0 multi-host switch
  • 2 NT ports

BuiltSAFE® Proven Elements

  • DO-254 hardware up to DAL-C
  • DO-178C board management features and processor board support packages up to DAL-D
  • Design and information assurance


  • Intel® direct connect interface (DCI) allows debugging of Intel® targets via USB 3.0 port
  • UART via backplane can also be used


  • Rear transition module capability

BuiltSAFE® Board Management Features

  • Board management controller (BMC)
  • Built-in-test (BIOS and software)
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Watchdog (using internal processor mechanism)
  • Error reporting (temp/voltage alarm)
  • Reset management
  • Power sequencing
  • Debug and maintenance mode
  • Security trusted platform module (TPM 2.0, secure boot)
  • Elapsed time counter

Rugged and Low Power

  • Operating temp: -26°C to 55°C
  • DO-160G
  • MIL-STD-810G CHG1
  • MIL-STD-1686C
  • MIL-STD-202H
  • 100 W – 120 W power consumption


  • 6U OpenVPX, 1.2" slot pitch, ANSI/VITA 65-2019
  • MULTIGIG RT3 (up to 25Gbps)
  • MOD6-PAY-4F1Q2U2T with SLT6-PAY-4F1Q2U2T slot profile 
  • VITA 46 / VPX REDI VITA 48.8 / VITA 65-2019, VITA 46.11
  • SGMII, PCIe 3.0, USB 2.0/3.0
  • VITA 48.8 air-flow-through cooling


Board Support Packages (BSP)

Board Support Packages (BSP)

  • UEFI firmware based on Intel Slim Bootloader for faster boot
  • BuiltSAFE® board monitoring package
  • WindRiver VxWorks 7.0
  • Linux*
  • Greenhills*
  • Deos*
  • LynxOS*
  • PikeOS*

*Contact factory for availability

Field-Proven Boards

Maximize performance and scalability

Integrate, tailor and optimize your unique subsystem to accelerate mission-critical applications using Mercury’s highly configurable SBCs with Intel single- and multicore processors and multiple mezzanine sites.

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Purpose-Built Subsystems

Built For Today, Ready for Tomorrow

By combining our OpenVPX multiprocessing and SBC modules with a complementary portfolio of storage, I/O, networking, GPUs, and software, we create customizable, rugged embedded subsystems that securely operate at the tactical edge.  

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