FSM: 3U VPX Flash Storage Module

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Key Features

  • Four internal solid state SATA drives
  • FIPS 140-2 Validated ASIC
  • Tool-less wedge locks
  • 3U VPX form factor VITA 48.2
  • Front panel indicators
  • Three AES256 key zeroize methods



  • 3U VPX based architectures
  • Airborne ISR
  • Ground vehicles C4
  • Network attached storage
  • Secure Data-at-rest (DAR)
  • Quick data off-load to ground station
  • Moving map upload to vehicle
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FSM-C: 3U VPX Flash Storage Module Carrier

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The 3U VPX (VITA 46 and 48.2) Flash Storage Module (FSM) provides high-performance, high-capacity, solid-state SATA storage with AES-256 bit encryption using an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that is FIPS-140-2 validated (Certification #1472). The 1" pitch conduction-cooled solid state storage device utilizes high reliability SLC NAND flash designed for the most demanding application. The FSM is configured as four separate 256 GB SATA drives. Industry standard wear-leveling, error correction, and bad block management are built-in.

The security micro-controller performs the AES-256-bit encryption key management functions and supports two options for key management. The AES keys can either be generated internally or provided externally. The keys can be stored into battery-backed SRAM or in EEPROM or can be loaded into volatile memory. Fast zeroization of the AES keys secures the data-at-rest and can be initiated by command, by backplane discrete input, or by a front panel push button. AES key zeroization take only 2-3 seconds as only the AES-256-bit keys need be purged to secure data compared to typical solid state purge algorithms which may take critical minutes to hours in order to complete.

FSM Applications

Any 3U VPX Single Board Computer and Chassis including:

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