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FORCE1 is a rugged software reference platform comprising COTS boards packaged in a proven chassis design. It is intended to provide a platform for customers to try COTS software, develop application code, and demonstrate capabilities on a rugged platform that is capable of being deployed on real airborne platforms.

The Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium (FACE™) is leading the development of open standards for avionics systems.  The intention of the standard is to bring interoperability and portability of applications, as well as ensuring a robust architecture and quality software development.

The FACE architecture is intended to drive more capabilities to the warfighter faster, while stimulating innovation within the avionics industry.


FACE™ is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

No Longer Recommended -- Newer Designs Are Available
This product is no longer recommended for new designs. More recent products are available and recommended. This product is in a ‘frozen configuration’ phase. Design modifications are no longer being made. Product Lifecycle Management services are recommended. If you have questions about this product, or any other GE Intelligent Platforms product, please contact us.



• SBC312

    • 1.2 GHz QorIQ P4080

    • Eight e500mc cores

    • 2 GB dual-channel DDR3

    • 4 GB NAND flash

    • x4 PCIe to graphics




    • S3 2300E GPU

    • 256 MB DDR3



• 2 independent channels video out

• DVI or VGA

• 3x 1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet

• 2x USB 2.0

• 2x RS-232

• TV capture


Compatible Software

• Wind River Hypervisor

• Presagis OpenGL

• Presagis VAPS XT 

  • Freescale Alliance
  • OpenVPX Logo
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Datasheet FORCE1
Brochures Rugged Systems
8-page Rugged Systems Brochure
Brochures Rugged Systems Products & Capabilities
This 12-page brochure features GE’s Rugged Systems control and communications switches.
White Papers Anti-Tamper Technology: Safeguarding Today’s COTS Platforms
This paper focuses on the use of COTS anti-tamper frameworks to support secure platforms and provide information assurance.
White Papers Mil/Aero Thermal Management
Providing the most capable rugged COTS products for demanding environments
Customer support contact info for this product is listed below by global region. All related documentation and software for this product are listed under the "Downloads" tab of this product page.

Primary Support

Towcester, UK
Tove Valley Business Park
Towcester, Northamptonshire, -- NN12 6PF

Support Phone: +44 (0) 1327 322760
Support E-mail:
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Huntsville, AL
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803-3308

Support Phone: 1-800-433-2682
Support E-mail:
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