Since 1983, Parvus Corporation has been a strategic systems engineering and development partner for aerospace, defense, transportation, and industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Parvus specializes in the rapid design and manufacturing of rugged embedded computing and communication subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus’ Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and shipboard deployments.
Certified to ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 aerospace quality standards (view certificate), Parvus leverages extensive expertise in systems integration, electrical/mechanical design, and MIL environmental qualification together with a complete line of rugged embedded computer boards and enclosures to minimize cost, ensure high reliability and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Parvus maintains an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance program and is registered with the US State Department Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance (DTCC).
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Parvus is a U.S. subsidiary of the Eurotech Group, a global family of technology companies focused on innovative small form factor embedded and high performance computing solutions. Eurotech is publicly traded on the Milan, Italy Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana) with operations located throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. Parvus' main facilities are located 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport (see driving directions).
Parvus is a Cisco Systems Registered Partner and Solution Technology Integrator (STI) for the hardware design and integration of the Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) and 3200 Mobile Access Router (MAR) solutions. Parvus works with Cisco’s Global Government Solutions Group (GGSG) and Ethernet Switching Technology Group (ESTG) to ruggedizes other Cisco-based Ethernet switch, router, and wireless access point products for deployment in harsh military and civil environments.harsh military and civil environments (extreme temperature, vibration, shock, ingress, EMI/EMC).
Markets Served Parvus serves a large, diverse group of military and commercial prime and subcontractors developing intelligent, rugged and ruggedized computing and communications electronics for harsh field environments. Parvus has strong customer relationships with numerous US government primes, military branches, aeronautics, transportation, energy and telecommunications giants. Key customers include L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing Company, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, among others.
Because of the broad applications for embedded computing technology, Parvus' products can be found on land, air, and sea, performing system monitoring, datalogging, diagnostics, communication, and vetronics subsystem control. Typical customers outsource their complete computer hardware platform to Parvus, along with BIOS and device driver support. This partnership enables customers to not de-focus from their core competencies or end application software development.
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Products and Services
Parvus specializes in rapid turnkey subsystems integration and development services, designing complete embedded computer systems tailor-made to customer requirements through the use of off-the-shelf building blocks and the company’s seasoned in-house engineering, testing, and production expertise. To facilitate the process for rapid concept to prototype to production, Parvus operates a mechanical and printed circuit board (PCB) assembly line, computer numerical control (CNC) machine shop, injection molding, vacuum forming, and rapid prototyping equipment, as well as environmental testing chambers at its Salt Lake City facilities.
Typical customer projects require low power consumption, high reliability, and tolerance to harsh environmental requirements (MIL-STD, NEMA, RTCA/DO), including high vibration, shock, altitude, extreme temperatures, electromagnetic interference, nuclear/chemical survivability, salt, fog, humidity, water, dirt, and/or explosive decompression. To minimize expense, these systems are typically based on open architecture PC/104, PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 products compatible with popular real-time operating systems (RTOSs), including Windows CE, XP embedded, Linux, QNX, and VxWorks. This robust, off-the-shelf product line includes:
Parvus’ boards and systems are typically based on standards-based embedded PC technology. PC/104 is the computer technology standard that adapts widely available Personal Computer (PC) technology and bus architecture for use in embedded microcomputer systems. This type of PC-compatible circuit board (or module) can be used as a complete stand-alone computer or stacked together as components for larger systems. Many types of PC/104 products are available, including single board computers (CPU boards), video controllers and frame grabbers, network interfaces (GigE, 1553), GPS and wireless modules, high-speed serial buses controllers, data acquisition boards, and other specialized interfaces.
PC/104 is characterized by its small form-factor (3.550" x 3.775"), stackable 104-pin-and-socket ISA (PC/AT) bus connector, low power consumption and lack of a backplane. Three popular derivatives of PC/104 include PC/104-Plus, which adds a 120-pin PCI bus connector, PCI-104 (a PCI-only version), and PCI/104-Express (PCI + high-speed PCI Express).
PC/104 technology dramatically improves time-to-market for embedded systems development, since it leverages the same readily available development tools used with personal desktop computers. Its compact size, durability, expandability, and reliability make it an ideal solution for embedded computing. More than 200 vendors worldwide supply hardware, software, and engineering services to support the growing PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, and PCI/104-Express standards.
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