ZM3 MISSION Computer

Your answer to make it smaller, lighter and faster – the ZM3 mission computer offers full computing capability in a small, rugged package. This lightweight powerhouse packs in a 16-Core, Intel® Xeon D™ processor, three PCIe expansion slots, up to two removable NVMe storage drives and double-wide COTS high-end graphics cards making it the most compute dense, rugged computing solution on the market.

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Product Highlights

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Ideal for Airborne ISR Applications

Weighing less than 10 lbs., the ZM3 mission computer was designed specifically to minimize size, weight and power for airborne ISR applications and meets full DO-160G compliance for airborne environments.


NVMe Based TRANZPAK 1 Removable Storage

Further reducing weight, the ZM3 can house up to 2 TranzPak 1 rugged storage drives (up to 16TB), which utilize the latest NVMe technology to provide storage read/write speeds up to 4x faster than SATA and only weigh 3.2 oz. each.


COM Express Type 7 Based System Architecture

The ZM3 utilizes the COM Express Type 7 architecture to create a versatile system that can be configured to fit application requirements. The ZM3 supports supports 2x 10GbE interfaces and enables 32 PCI Express lanes to support NVMe storage and multiple lanes for PCIe expansion cards.

ZM3 Features


Lightweight aluminum construction, weighing less than 10 lbs.

Compact size: 4.6" W x 5.6" H x 14" D

Illuminated power button for system status

Field-replaceable dust filter

High performance NVMe based storage

2x front access USB 3.0 ports

MIL-DTL-38999 locking power connector


Up to 16 core, 1.3ghz+ Intel® Xeon® processor

DDR4 RAM, up to 96GB

Flexible PCI expansion options: up to 3 PCIe cards

Up to 16TB of removable TRANZPAK 1 based storage

Onboard dual 10GigE and audio

Configurable dual serial ports supporting RS422 or RS232

440W, 18-36V DC power input with EMI filter


Conformal coating

Extended temp range compute options available

Rack mount tray

Tech Specs


Engineered to perform in extreme airborne environments, have confidence knowing the ZM3 is designed and tested to meet DO-160G requirements for vibration, shock, temperature, humidity, dust and EMI/EMC. MIL-SPEC Design and Certifications:


Download for features, tech specs, and mechanical drawings to see if the ZM3 Mission Computer is the right fit for your program.

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All ZMicro products feature a 3 Year Standard Warranty, with options for extended and onsite warranties giving you added protection.


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