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Rencie released their rugged 2TB 4TB 3U Open VPX SATA storage card in 2017, it’s a high reliability storage solutions designed for real-time signal acquisition, processing, storage and playback for complex embedded systems such as satellite navigation and communications, radar, aircraft, ships, weapons, vehicles etc..

Renice's 3U Open VPX storage card adopts self-developed SATA6Gb RS3502-IT controller, with dual SATA channels (single channel speed up to 500MB/420MB), super stable writing performance, built-in MIL-STD polymer tantalum capacity to provide abnormal power-down protection and one key physical and logical self-destroy function, AES128/256bit encryption, and wide working temperature from -40°C to +85°C. Supporting Linux, Windows various versions, and virtualization systems. Its ECC capacity can up to 80bit@512Byte. In a word, it's an ideal max storage solution for Military and Defence applications.[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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VP69701 VP69702 January 30th, 2018, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope® released a VPX double-GPU image & video processing board, VP69701, and a VPX image & video processing and 10GbE data transmitting board, VP69702.

VP69701 is based on AMD Radeon™ E8860 and designed for applications of embedded image & video processing and GPGPU. On VP69701, there are 4 independent display outputs routed to front and 2 GPU. Each GPU of VP69701 is equipped with 2GB GDDR5 video memory, 768/48 GFLOPS single/double precision pfeak processing ability and 640 shader processing units.[Continue reading →]

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A new research report added to the comprehensive repository of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) offers market forecast and analysis on the global supervisory control and data acquisition market (SCADA). The report titled “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024” gives users transparent and unbiased insights on the key factors that are shaping the adoption of SCADA globally.

Free Copy of Sample Report @ https://www.mrrse.com/sample/149[Continue reading →]

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Spectrum\'s SCAPP Currently digitizers have a bottleneck caused by having to use either the host PC's central processor with 8 or 16 cores or a FPGA that is complex to program. Spectrum Instrumentation has solved this problem with its new SCAPP software option - the Spectrum CUDA Access for Parallel Processing - that opens an easy-to-use yet extremely powerful way to digitize, process and analyze electronic signals. SCAPP allows a CUDA-based Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) to be used directly between any Spectrum digitizer and the PC. The big advantage is that data is passed directly from the digitizer to the GPU where high-speed parallel processing is possible using the GPU board's multiple (up to 5000) processing cores. That provides a significant performance enhancement when compared to sending data directly to a PC that may have only 8 or 16 cores. It becomes even more important when signals are being digitized at high-speeds such as 50 MS/s, 500 MS/s or even 5 GS/s.

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*Record up to eight channels of Ethernet streams *Ethernet rates of 1, 10 and 40 Gigabits/second *Available in a field deployable, portable chassis *Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 10 GB/s *SSD RAID storage capacity up to 122 TB *SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation[Continue reading →]

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RFA 600 Typical applications for this device are pulsed laser devices, radar systems, ultra sonic systems, automated test environment (ATE), VHF transmitters, data cable drivers, HDTV cable drivers, signal generator output stages and many more.

What makes the product outstanding for this category is the output voltage swing, that can be as high as 22 V. This is possible due to the discrete circuit design and sophisticated components. Unlike most RF amplifiers, it processes True-DC signals. This is very important for accurate pulse amplification and analysis, especially when the pulses have different length.[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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*40Gb Ethernet, Serial FPDP and LVDS digital input options *Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 4 GB/s *SSD RAID storage capacity up to 30.6 TB using NTFS files *Small form factor 17 pound chassis[Continue reading →]

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DEMOS FEATURE FACE-CONFORMANT FLITESCENE® DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE AND PRE-VALIDATED DO-254 SAFETY-CERTIFIABLE BOARD SETS FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, Nashville, Tenn. (Booth #1407) – April 25, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Corporation and Green Hills Software, will present two demonstrations of COTS-based, Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)-conformant Airborne Digital Mapping Solutions at the 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. The demos will include both Intel® and Power Architecture® based rugged embedded solutions. These Digital Moving Map solutions simplify and speed the integration of situational awareness and high-performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

Both demonstrations, hosted at Curtiss-Wright’s booth (#1407), will feature Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software and Green Hills Software’s industry-leading INTEGRITY®-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing (tuMP™) real-time multicore operating system. One of the demos will run on Curtiss-Wright’s Power Architecture VPX3-152, a DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiable single board computer (SBC).[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠April 19, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $16.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated radio frequency (RF) and digital subsystems for an advanced naval electronic support application. The order was booked late in the Company’s fiscal 2018 third quarter. Eight million of the order has already been shipped in the Company's fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, and the balance is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company offers a broad portfolio of microelectronics solutions for a wide variety of defense electronics applications addressing the analog, digital and mixed-signal domains. By adopting open architecture standards, including OpenVPX™ and OpenRFM™, Mercury provides an affordable, low-risk path for future capability enhancements addressing the threat environment of tomorrow. [Continue reading →]

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VP69701 VP69702 January 30th, 2018, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope® released a VPX double-GPU image & video processing board, VP69701, and a VPX image & video processing and 10GbE data transmitting board, VP69702.

VP69701 is based on AMD Radeon™ E8860 and designed for applications of embedded image & video processing and GPGPU. On VP69701, there are 4 independent display outputs routed to front and 2 GPU. Each GPU of VP69701 is equipped with 2GB GDDR5 video memory, 768/48 GFLOPS single/double precision pfeak processing ability and 640 shader processing units.[Continue reading →]

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A new research report added to the comprehensive repository of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) offers market forecast and analysis on the global supervisory control and data acquisition market (SCADA). The report titled “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024” gives users transparent and unbiased insights on the key factors that are shaping the adoption of SCADA globally.

Free Copy of Sample Report @ https://www.mrrse.com/sample/149[Continue reading →]

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Spectrum\'s SCAPP Currently digitizers have a bottleneck caused by having to use either the host PC's central processor with 8 or 16 cores or a FPGA that is complex to program. Spectrum Instrumentation has solved this problem with its new SCAPP software option - the Spectrum CUDA Access for Parallel Processing - that opens an easy-to-use yet extremely powerful way to digitize, process and analyze electronic signals. SCAPP allows a CUDA-based Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) to be used directly between any Spectrum digitizer and the PC. The big advantage is that data is passed directly from the digitizer to the GPU where high-speed parallel processing is possible using the GPU board's multiple (up to 5000) processing cores. That provides a significant performance enhancement when compared to sending data directly to a PC that may have only 8 or 16 cores. It becomes even more important when signals are being digitized at high-speeds such as 50 MS/s, 500 MS/s or even 5 GS/s.

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠May 16, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $2.4 million order from a leading defense prime contractor to provide radar subsystems and related digital processing technologies for a missile defense application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 third quarter.

The radar signal processing subsystem is based on an open systems architecture using heterogeneous processors, the Linux operating system, and the Message Passing Interface (MPI) API. The subsystem performs all the signal processing functions including beamforming, pulse compression, Doppler processing, and target detection.[Continue reading →]

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Software Testing harnessing the power of Asperger\\\'s Syndrome & HFA (EMAILWIRE.COM) HIGHLAND PARK, IL -- The public is invited to join Aspiritech (www.aspiritech.org) for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in Chicago on April 29, 2018, at their newest office at 550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This expansion was made possible through a generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (ret.), Weinberg Foundation Trustee, will officially cut the ribbon to kick off the celebration. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony and presentations, there will be opportunities to meet the staff and tour the facility. Refreshments will be served. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to robink@aspiritech.org.[Continue reading →]

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RFA 600 Typical applications for this device are pulsed laser devices, radar systems, ultra sonic systems, automated test environment (ATE), VHF transmitters, data cable drivers, HDTV cable drivers, signal generator output stages and many more.

What makes the product outstanding for this category is the output voltage swing, that can be as high as 22 V. This is possible due to the discrete circuit design and sophisticated components. Unlike most RF amplifiers, it processes True-DC signals. This is very important for accurate pulse amplification and analysis, especially when the pulses have different length.[Continue reading →]

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2017-10-09 Mercury Systems Launches 6U OpenVPX Server with Extreme Durability_LDS6527 ANDOVER, Mass. - Oct. 9, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the Ensemble® 6000 Series LDS6527 6U OpenVPX™ single board computer (SBC) with available options for Modified Off-the-Shelf (MOTS) extreme durability configurations and BuiltSECURE™ technology. MOTS configurations leverage enhanced commercial components, board fabrication rules, and subsystem design techniques to withstand extreme temperature cycles over a longer period of time than standard rugged designs. For deployment at the tactical edge and export to U.S. allies, Mercury’s BuiltSECURE technology counters nation-state reverse engineering through world-class systems security engineering expertise.

Featuring an embedded-server-class 12-core Intel® Xeon® Processor D family CPU, two mezzanine sites for agile I/O customization, and 40/10 Gbit Ethernet or InfiniBand™ FDR10 switched communications for a high bandwidth data plane, the LDS6527 seamlessly supports open data movement middleware alongside APIs to ensure customers’ software investment is preserved. Mercury’s advanced cooling technology standards such as Air Flow-By™ cooling enable the use of the hotter server CPU and InfiniBand chips. In addition to traditional signal processing for radar and electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR), the LDS6527 SBC has capabilities to provide on-board data exploitation for the most demanding ISR applications as well as cognitive or adaptive algorithms for agile communications, EW, and radar systems.[Continue reading →]

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., October 9, 2017 – General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) today announced that the U.S. Army will exclusively deploy powerful rugged server and display systems from GMS to run the multifunction video display (MVD) software within Type II medium mine protection vehicles (MMPV). The prime contract—composed of four electronic components and estimated at $88 million over three years—provides the Army a dense, ultra-small, rugged server using the same high-performing Intel® Xeon® E5 processors that Apple® is shipping in its latest “Pro” products.

“For the first time, the U.S. Army will have deployed military technology that is as leading-edge as the latest and best-available commercial technology in the consumer market,” said Ben Sharfi, CEO and chief architect, GMS.[Continue reading →]

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Rugged processor with 10Gigabit Ethernet Concurrent Technologies latest product combines high performance processing with multiple 10 Gigabit connections for deployment in computer applications requiring higher bandwidth local area network connectivity.

The single slot BA 1TR/501 features a 4-core Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1505M v5 with 16GB of DDR4 ECC DRAM and a rich assortment of I/O interfaces including dual 10 Gigabit and dual Gigabit Ethernet connections. The product is designed to suit the growing number of high performance command, control, communicate and compute applications in the military and aerospace markets that need matching network and processor capacity. [Continue reading →]

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XM61001 July 24th, 2017, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope® released a China local-designed, local-manufactured XMC processor board XM61001, which is a XMC graphics & image processing board mainly used for high-performance embedded graphics & image processing and GPU general-purpose computing (GPGPU) applications. Based on AMD Radeon™ E8860 embedded GPU, XM61001 provides 768/48 GFLOPS single/double precision peak (600e/4.5Gbps) processing performance, 640 independent computing units (shaders) as well as a maximum power consumption of 37W and a minimal power consumption of about 15W when adjusted to low power mode. It is especially suitable for high definition (1920*1080) and 4K (3840*2160) UHD displays, high-performance parallel computing and other GPGPU applications.

XM61001 has a 128-bit GDDR5 independent video memory up to 2GB, and the whole board is reinforced to meet the anti-shock and anti-vibration requirement described in VITA 42 and VITA 48 specifications. XM61001 also supports OpenGL 4.2, DirectX 11.1 APIs and industry-standard OpenCL™ 1.2 program language.[Continue reading →]

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RFEL HALO RPDS Newport, Isle of Wight, UK - 3 March 2017 - RFEL has supplied the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), UK with two HALO™ Rapid Prototype Development Systems (RPDS). These systems will be used by DSTL to evaluate RFEL's and 3rd party video processing algorithms for real-time video trials and to support interactive demonstrations to military users. This approach will dramatically speed up the assessment of complex video processing solutions, where traditional software simulation suffers from prohibitively long simulation times when assessing real-world performance.

Simulation has traditionally been used to mitigate the risk of deploying algorithms using expensive bespoke hardware. However, the flexibility and high performance of the HALO RPDS system using System-on-Chip (SoC) technology means that it is now possible to experiment with algorithms in hardware to accelerate testing, while automatically ensuring that any successful candidate solutions are inherently supported on the HALO platform.[Continue reading →]

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NEW SERIES OF OPEN ARCHITECTURE COTS MODULES FEATURES NVIDIA PASCAL(tm)-BASED 3U OPENVPX(tm) AND XMC MEZZANINE MODULES WITH VIDEO CAPTURE AND 3G-SDI INTERFACES ASHBURN, Va. – April 24, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the first members of a new series of rugged graphics modules for video capture, processing, and display applications in deployed embedded defense and aerospace systems. As the number of high-resolution cameras and sensors and graphics-intensive applications, such as digital moving maps and diminished visual environment (DVE) systems, proliferate on deployed platforms, embedded system integrators seek the highest performance video capture, image processing, and graphics display technology. To meet these requirements, Curtiss-Wright has added three new graphics modules to its industry-leading range of OpenVPX and XMC modules. The XMC-4730 XMC Graphics mezzanine module and VPX3-4731 3U OpenVPX Graphics Processor bring the NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture to embedded defense and aerospace applications. Both modules provide digital DVI, DP, and HD/3G-SDI interfaces, and include analog capture interfaces for legacy compatibility. For embedded systems that don’t require the NVIDIA GPU, the XMC-4701 XMC Video Capture mezzanine card eases the integration of video capture functionality. It also supports HD/3G-SDI and analog interfaces.

Resulting from its recently announced Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, these high-performance, pre-validated XMC and OpenVPX modules complement Curtiss-Wright’s previously announced family of NVIDIA Pascal GPGPU modules by speeding and easing the integration of video acquisition and graphics processing functionality in demanding video capture, process, encode and display applications.[Continue reading →]

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The Stuttgart University has chosen a Spectrum Arbitrary Waveform Generator for their experiments in which single atoms in a diamond are replaced by nitrogen atoms. This method is a base for applications like a magnetic field detector at the atomic level or a qubit in a quantum computer.[Continue reading →]

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Technical Highlights of M4i.22xx-ir40m option: Now provides programmable full scale ranges from ±40 mV up to ±0.5 V Sampling rates up to 5 GS/s with 8-bit ADC resolution and high SNR Available in PCIe, PXIe and LXI form factors[Continue reading →]

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The integrated onboard automated control systems are currently considered as advanced and multifunctional platforms providing solutions for a wide range of tasks. In such a case, depending on the type of a vehicle, they can either assist human-operators and expand opportunities (a classic example here is the onboard avionic system on a manned aircraft) or can be the main (sometimes the only one) command center of any self-propelled robotized vehicle (Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), spacecraft etc.). The core of such control platforms is the onboard computing system -- a special-purpose Box PC, usually controlled by real-time operating system and using peripheral equipment for connection to the systems of data acquisition and vehicle control.[Continue reading →]

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Grosshansdorf, Germany - Spectrum is pleased to announce that it is boosting its sales and support services in the US with the opening of Spectrum Instrumentation Corporation. Spectrum, headquartered in Grosshansdorf, Germany, is a pioneer in design and manufacturing of PC based test and measurement instrumentation that is used for electronic signal capture, generation and analysis. The company specializes in high-speed digitizer and generator technology and has available over 400 modular products in the popular industry standards; PCIe, LXI and PXI.

Managing Director of Spectrum, Gisela Hassler, says: "The importance of the US market continues to grow for us, particularly with the recent release of a number of high-end digitizer products. Our US customers are generally early technology adopters and they are looking for products that give them a technical edge. Modular hardware and software products need to be backed up with good application support. One thing that really helps to facilitate this is direct access to our engineering expertise and knowledge. As such, the timing is right for us to increase our local presence."[Continue reading →]

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Fully Integrated/Qualified Mission Computer delivers enhanced performance with up to four (4) Core(tm)i7 SBCs connected by Layer 2 Ethernet Switch and PCIe, and an optional Graphics Engine[Continue reading →]

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PXIe-based RF and microwave sources that provide high-quality CW signals at frequencies up to 12 GHz are well suited for general purpose LO, CW, and GHz clock applications where low cost, high performance and small footprint are important.[Continue reading →]

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A military prime contractor in Europe has chosen MicroTCA over OpenVPX for its RADAR Signal Processing application. The applications include ground-based mission surveillance, and airborne and ground-based RADAR. The company was looking for a high-performance, compact solution for data processing that could be used across multiple platforms including light-rugged and extreme rugged applications. MicroTCA provides excellent SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost). The architecture is an easily ruggedized form factor and provides a versatile ecosystem for a wide range of applications. The customer’s system provides simultaneous multi-mission capability, high survivability (small target, high mobility), and is fully self-contained. The MicroTCA platform is expected to expand into other mission computing and RADAR projects for the company.

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Southampton, UK and Paris, France– June 13, 2016 – VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, has partnered with ECRIN Systems to showcase the latest VadaTech solutions for defence, aerospace and security at Eurosatory being held in Paris between the 13 th and 17 th June.

In Hall 5, stand J730 visitors will be able to see and learn about new Xilinx FPGA FMC carriers in the PCIe, VPX and AMC form factors, FMC analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) cards based on TI and Analog Devices technology, and rugged 1U platforms for sonar and radar applications. [Continue reading →]

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The integrated onboard automated control systems are currently considered as advanced and multifunctional platforms providing solutions for a wide range of tasks. In such a case, depending on the type of a vehicle, they can either assist human-operators and expand opportunities (a classic example here is the onboard avionic system on a manned aircraft) or can be the main (sometimes the only one) command center of any self-propelled robotized vehicle (Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), spacecraft etc.). The core of such control platforms is the onboard computing system -- a special-purpose Box PC, usually controlled by real-time operating system and using peripheral equipment for connection to the systems of data acquisition and vehicle control.[Continue reading →]

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A military prime contractor in Europe has chosen MicroTCA over OpenVPX for its RADAR Signal Processing application. The applications include ground-based mission surveillance, and airborne and ground-based RADAR. The company was looking for a high-performance, compact solution for data processing that could be used across multiple platforms including light-rugged and extreme rugged applications. MicroTCA provides excellent SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost). The architecture is an easily ruggedized form factor and provides a versatile ecosystem for a wide range of applications. The customer’s system provides simultaneous multi-mission capability, high survivability (small target, high mobility), and is fully self-contained. The MicroTCA platform is expected to expand into other mission computing and RADAR projects for the company.

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Eching, Germany, February 14, 2013 – Kontron has announced today that the Kontron MicroTCA™ Carrier Hubs (MCH) AM4904/AM4910 have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA™ enhancements for rear I/O and precision timing, the MCHs are ideally aligned with the requirements of high-speed data acquisition and processing applications. Target segments include physical research centers and many other high-bandwidth applications that require increased serviceability packed into a compact form factor and feature high levels of performance, bandwidth and availability. By supporting four different high-speed fabric variants, including GbE, sRIO, PCIe and 10 GbE, the new Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs build the backbone of practically all data-intensive MicroTCA™-based high-performance applications.

Besides deployment in physics applications, other typical scenarios can be found in telecom markets – including 3G, LTE and network test equipment – and non-telecom markets such as military, medical, test and measurement, as well as in image and video processing applications. To cover the individual application requirements, the modular Kontron AM4904/AM4910 MCHs come in four different versions. The Kontron AM4904-BASE is a pure Gigabit Ethernet switching version; the Kontron AM4904-PCIE has a combined PCIe mezzanine card and the Kontron AM4904-SRIO features sRIO. For high bandwidth demands, the Kontron AM4910 provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching. All the versions provide central management and data switching functionality on a full-size, single-width Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor.[Continue reading →]

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RadarWatch is Cambridge Pixel's new radar and sensor-agnostic display software application designed for in-country integrators developing coastal surveillance, small port & harbour security, and short-range vessel traffic management system (VTS-Lite) applications.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems Receives Four-Star Supplier Excellence Award from RTN ANDOVER, Mass. - May 29, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received the 4-star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business unit. This prominent award recognizes the Company’s facility in Oxnard, Calif. for operational excellence while delivering precision-engineered radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions in support of Raytheon’s business objectives.

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Mercury was one of 55 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. [Continue reading →]

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According to latest Study "Military Embedded Systems Market by Application (ISR, Communication, Computer, Cyber, Combat, Command & Control), Component (Processor, GPU, DPS, IP-Chip, Others), Platform (Land, Air, Naval), Architecture, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021",

The military embedded systems market is expected to grow from USD 71.29 Billion in 2016 to USD 134.88 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 13.60% from 2016 to 2021.[Continue reading →]

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CMOS Image sensor wafer San Jose, Calif., USA - 8 March, 2018. Testing CMOS image sensors on a wafer-size scale is not easy because of the challenges of creating uniform illumination over a large area. Presto Engineering has developed a custom, computer-controlled solution that illuminates sections of the wafer in turn. Integrating the results enables the whole wafer to be tested automatically for an array of large sensors or even sensors that are right up to the size of an entire 12-inch wafer.

"An entire wafer can be tested in a laboratory using a similar method," explained Martin Kingdon, Presto Engineering's VP of Sales. "However laboratories are not geared up for fast commercial testing so we designed our own solution to test any size wafer. Importantly, we can do this in small to medium sized test runs here in Europe at our Class 10K cleanroom facility in Meyreuil, France, near Aix-en-Provence. We believe that we are probably the only such commercial test service to be available in Europe."[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems' follow-on order is from a leading defense prime contractor for state-of-the-art radio frequency subsystems that are integrated into an advanced airborne electronic warfare system.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 27, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $2.2 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for wideband millimeter wave transceiver subsystems integrated into a high-resolution imaging system used for a homeland security application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Mercury Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components, modules and subsystems spanning a frequency range of 1 MHz to 140 GHz. With deep domain expertise in millimeter wave technology for commercial and defense applications, the Company designs and manufactures all of its RF microelectronics in its three scalable Advanced Microelectronics Centers located throughout the United States. [Continue reading →]

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Work with Draken International for the USAF has seen Leonardo providing on-site support of Grifo radars on L-159E ALCA fighter jets during adversary training.

•The latest version of the Grifo radar, featuring optimised performance, is also being integrated onto the Leonardo M-346 Fighter Attack aircraft, which is under development[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 13, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the launch of its new BuiltSECURE™ TRRUST-Stor® solid-state drive (SSD) featuring high-speed serial ATA and non-volatile memory express interfaces to a host computing system. The new secure SSD product marries one terabyte of industrial-grade multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash with Mercury’s exclusive ARMOR® 4 NAND processor. With a compact, military-hardened 2.5-inch form factor enclosure, Mercury’s new design architecture sustains 1GB per second read and write operations in environmentally rugged military applications without sacrificing security.

State-of-the-art defense electronics incorporate numerous sensor systems for real-time data collection. As more of these sensor systems are deployed in military platforms, each system is also tasked with storing larger volumes of data per unit of time. These rich data streams must be stored for off-line analysis where the smallest signals of military interest must be discerned. However, continuous high-speed operation in thermally and mechanically stressful military environments places a tremendous demand on data storage devices to operate without interruption for extended periods of time. Further complicating this scenario, these systems also require the strongest encryption technology to ensure robust data protection in the event of enemy capture. [Continue reading →]

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SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 29, 2018 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, along with the largest ecosystem of solution partners, will showcase solutions related to 5G Communications, Internet of Things (IoT), and Aerospace & Defense (A&D) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, June 10 – 15, 2018.

Keysight experts will be available at the company’s booth (#1325) to discuss simulation, design, and test topics revolving around:[Continue reading →]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RECORDER 40 GBE DATA RECORDER CAPTURES >6 GB/S OF STREAMING DATA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) 2018, TAMPA, Fla. (Booth #1919) – May 21, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced the industry’s first two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) digital data recorder designed to address the extremely high bandwidth data capture requirements of today’s most demanding ISR applications. The new High Speed Recorder 40 GbE (HSR40) is a SWaP-optimized digital data recorder that can capture UDP or TCP/IP data from two 40 GbE interfaces at sustained rates of over 6 GB/s. The challenge of capturing wire-rate data from today’s compute intensive ISR sensor platforms puts new meaning to the old metaphor “drinking from a firehose.” Some platforms have hundreds of cameras and other sensors generating data that needs to be captured and stored. What’s more, these critical sensor systems can’t be throttled in order for the recording system to catch up with the flow of data.

“Curtiss-Wright is committed to bringing the most advanced, rugged digital data recorder solutions to our Military and Aerospace customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are proud to announce the industry’s highest performance two-channel 40 Gigabit Ethernet data recorder, the new HSR40, which delivers unprecedented data capture capability to deployed ISR applications. It breaks through data bottlenecks to record vast amounts of critical data at full wirespeed.”[Continue reading →]

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Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (Booth #1038), NASHVILLE, Tenn. - April 25, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) and Green Hills Software® today announced a close collaboration that has revolutionized the capabilities, performance and safety of next- generation flight display systems using multicore processor architectures. Mercury’s BuiltSAFE™ hardware and software portfolio delivers industry-leading size, weight and power (SwaP) for avionics computers and display systems, with a particular emphasis on mission systems, enhanced vision systems (EVS) and synthetic vision (SVS) systems for degraded visual environments (DVE).

Leveraging hundreds of person-years of in-house experience in safety-certified display computer design, Mercury Systems has launched the ROCK-2 avionics subsystem and BuiltSAFE OpenGL graphics suite, optimized to take advantage of the CAST-32A and ARINC-653 (Section 2, Supplement 4) compliant multicore features of Green Hills’ INTEGRITY®-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing (tuMP) real-time operating system (RTOS). This enables multiple independent safety and/or security-critical applications to execute within the ROCK-2’s multicore operating environment in a predictable, bounded, and application-independent manner. The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP partition-enforcing scheduling mechanism results in a unified RTOS that provides practical time variant scheduling of both asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) applications simultaneously, along with the ability to create core affinity groups that define how cores will be utilized by the graphics (and other) applications. The combined software and hardware solution conforms to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) V2.1 Technical Standard.[Continue reading →]

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Tata Power Company has awarded a contract to Blighter Surveillance Systems and will deploy the Blighter B400 series radars as part of the Indian Government's Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS).[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 20, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced today that Michelle M. McCarthy has joined the Company as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Ms. McCarthy, a sixteen-year veteran of corporate finance, will report to Michael Ruppert, Mercury’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and will be responsible for the Company's financial reporting, accounting and tax operations.

"We are delighted to have someone of Michelle's experience and financial acumen join Mercury's management team," said Ruppert. "She has a proven record of success guiding accounting, financial reporting and governance functions in complex global organizations, which will be of great benefit to our Company and shareholders. Additionally, her experience in acquisition due diligence, technical accounting and integration will be very valuable as we seek to continue our record of organic and acquisition-related growth."[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Feb. 1, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) today announced the completion of its previously reported acquisition of Themis Computer (Themis).

Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement applicable to the acquisition, Mercury acquired Themis for an all cash purchase price of $180 million, subject to net working capital and net debt adjustments. The acquisition and associated transaction expenses were funded through Mercury’s existing revolving credit facility.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright announces new VPX3-534 and VPX3-535 3U VPX 6GSPS Wideband Transceiver FPGA Cards ASHBURN, Va. – January 26, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced its highest performance 3U OpenVPX™ FPGA-based transceiver cards, with 2x or greater performance compared to Curtiss-Wright's previous generation product (VPX3-530). Leveraging Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading expertise in ruggedization and thermal management, the new VPX3-535 features a user programmable Xilinx Virtex™ VU9 UltraScale+ FPGA to process dual 6Gsps 12b ADC/DAC channels on a single slot module solution with 6GHz bandwidth. Such performance supports wideband direct RF applications. The VPX3-535, Curtiss-Wright’s first publicly announced module to feature full compliance to the VITA 48.8 Air-Flow-Through (AFT) cooling standard, ensures optimal performance in the harshest conditions.

For today’s COTS 3U and 6U VPX modules that dissipate ~150W+, VITA 48.8 provides a low-cost, effective means to cool the latest generation of high power components. In addition, the VPX3-535 supports an option for VITA 67 backplane RF I/O, which eliminates the need to manage front panel cables.[Continue reading →]

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Las Vegas, NV, October 31, 2017 - OnTime Networks, a global leader for rugged, time synchronized Ethernet solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, announces the expansion of its military-grade gigabit Ethernet switch and router portfolio with the new CloudberryMIL CR-6900 Series.[Continue reading →]

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Latest 3GPP VoLTE codec offers superb voice clarity and audio quality, requiring substantially higher DSP performance; Implementation for the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs offers best power and performance solution for smartphones and other mobile computing devices[Continue reading →]

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Munich/Langen – Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded system solutions, today expanded its presence in industrial, consumer and home appliances with two new ARM® Cortex®-M4-based microcontroller offerings: the Spansion® FM4 S6E2DH series with an integrated graphics display controller and the S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series with self-contained voice command control.

“These new product families deliver tremendous value and flexibility, enabling customers to design intuitive next generation human machine interface (HMI) systems,” said Dhiraj Handa, senior vice president and general manager of Spansion’s multi-market microcontroller business. “As the Internet of Things (IoT) appliances become more pervasive, Spansion’s rich history of delivering MCUs, flash and energy harvesting advancements further solidifies the company as a leader in this market.” [Continue reading →]

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Linley Mobile Conference -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores today announced that the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP is now handling the processing load of Bluetooth, in addition to audio, voice and sensing technologies, thereby dramatically lowering the cost, complexity and power consumption of chip designs targeting smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and wireless audio devices. Leveraging new instructions and interfaces added to the recently introduced multifunctional CEVA-TeakLite-4 v2 architecture, the DSP now runs CEVA-Bluetooth connectivity (Classic or Low Energy) in addition to a broad range of audio and voice software packages, 'always-on' user interface (UI) functions such as voice triggering and face activation, and a full suite of sensor-fusion capabilities, all on a single core. CEVA is presenting this multifunctional DSP today at the Linley Mobile Conference, in Santa Clara, California.

The Internet of Things comprises a multitude of devices, technologies and form factors, with many use cases and requirements. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 specifically targets user-centric IoT devices, where natural user interface, audio playback and voice communication represent key attributes of the device. This can include for example, voice activation, face triggering and other 'always-on' functionality in a smartphone, smart watch, smart home controller or wireless speakers. The ultra-low power nature of the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP ensures that these 'always-on' features consume minimal battery life. All of this functionality can run concurrently on the DSP without the need for a host CPU, reducing the die size and lowering power consumption of the overall device. Illustrating this, a real-life use case implementing Bluetooth Low Energy, always-on UI and sensor fusion on the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP requires less than 150K gates and consumes less than 150uW when implemented in a 28nm process.[Continue reading →]

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HALO products provide next generation, low power, real-time, video processing at the source for image-based surveillance in defence and security and industrial applications. Furthermore, HALO-based products are not restricted by American ITAR export regulations as they are designed and manufactured in the UK. This means that they can be used anywhere in the world.[Continue reading →]

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Eindhoven, the Netherlands, September 5th – NXP Software, a world leader in mobile multimedia software, today announced that ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, will incorporate LifeVibes VoiceExperience software on their Qualcomm-based phones. This agreement leverages the participation of ZTE and NXP Software in Qualcomm’s Hexagon Access Program.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience is building on NXP Software’s acoustical expertise. It enhances the end-user experience with excellent noise suppression and echo cancellation, delivers HD Voice quality of speech, and ensures intelligibility in noisy environments.[Continue reading →]

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Cicoil's Flexx-Sil(tm) Flat Cables provide reliability and cold temperature (-65°C) flexibility in Cryogenic equipment applications. In addition, these Class 1 Clean Room Rated cables are 100% contaminant free, exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM E-595 and are well suited for use in vacuum environments.[Continue reading →]

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CML Microcircuits (www.cmlmicro.com), a leader in the design, development and supply of low-power analogue, digital and mixed-signal telecommunication semiconductors, has expanded its DuraTALK digital voice processor range with the release of a new professional radio low bit-rate 2.4Kbps vocoder.[Continue reading →]

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Cicoil's exclusive shock absorbing silicone encapsulation needs no external conduit for protection, retains flexibility and will not deform, wear or crack due to long term exposure to intense cold environments. In addition, the ultra-durable silicone is "self-healing" from small punctures and cable jacket damage can easily be repaired in the field.[Continue reading →]

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*40Gb Ethernet, Serial FPDP and LVDS digital input options *Real-time aggregate recording rates up to 4 GB/s *SSD RAID storage capacity up to 30.6 TB using NTFS files *Small form factor 17 pound chassis[Continue reading →]

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Software Testing harnessing the power of Asperger\\\'s Syndrome & HFA (EMAILWIRE.COM) HIGHLAND PARK, IL -- The public is invited to join Aspiritech (www.aspiritech.org) for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in Chicago on April 29, 2018, at their newest office at 550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This expansion was made possible through a generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (ret.), Weinberg Foundation Trustee, will officially cut the ribbon to kick off the celebration. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony and presentations, there will be opportunities to meet the staff and tour the facility. Refreshments will be served. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to robink@aspiritech.org.[Continue reading →]

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*Four 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds *Four wideband FPGA-based Digital Down Converters (DDCs) *32 narrowband FPGA-based DDCs *XMC (VITA 42) with PCIe Gen 3 interface *Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA *Navigator Design Suite for streamlined IP development[Continue reading →]

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The DAPtools for Python software from Microstar Laboratories enables intensive data acquisition from Python applications on desktop GNU/Linux systems. Operations with strict time constraints are delegated to the embedded DAPL environment, running on a Data Acquisition Processor board, while less time sensitive data management and display features run in parallel under the Linux kernel. DAPtools for Python is included in the DAPtools Basic package, provided with each DAP product at no added cost. This combines the best of both worlds: the regularity and precision of DAP systems, the flexibility and versatility of the Python environment.[Continue reading →]

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IoT Reference Platform, from embedded systems experts Abelon Systems, is Bluetooth 5 - ready

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter - networking of devices embedded with electronics (including sensors, actuators and network connectivity) and software that enables those devices to collect and exchange data. According to Gartner there will be nearly 21 billion devices on the IoT by 2020. [Continue reading →]

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Softing has announced that the latest version of the echocollect gateway includes support for the MQTT protocol integrating process data from systems and machinery into cloud solutions to help customers optimize their facilities[Continue reading →]

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Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, introduces QuickSwitch® Model 6316 to its line-up of Fiber Optic Switches. The Model 6316 is a Single Channel LC Simplex A/B Switch that allows the sharing of a single port interface device among two other devices. This fiber switch adds flexibility to IT platforms and networks and is ideal for switching data to multiple displays, billboards and signs.

The Model 6316 features all fiber signals that are switched via break-before-make MEMS-based mirror/prism switch technology and supports Gigabit data rates. The LC Simplex ports are comprised of Single mode, 9/125 micron fiber and support a wavelength of 1310 nm &1500 nm. The switch ports are transparent to all data with optical data throughput scalability.[Continue reading →]

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Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) IoT profile provides new advanced features for connectivity, reliability and security

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 14, 2017 -- Embedded World -- MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in Embedded Linux® commercialization products and services, today announced availability of MontaVista® CGX IoT, a modular and standards-based solution that delivers connectivity, reliability, and security that are required for IoT Gateway manufacturers. MontaVista is showcasing MontaVista's "Smart IoT Gateway" design demonstration in Hall 3, Stand 3-225 (co-located with Future Electronics) during Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany.[Continue reading →]

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The LightVISION has been especially designed for data intensive imaging and machine vision applications. Reflex Photonics will proudly launch its new LightVISION industrial embedded optical transceiver solution at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West 2018 exhibition.

The innovative LightVISION is a compact, screw-in, robust, industrial, and RoHS embedded parallel optical module that offers superior performance to current optical interconnect technologies such as QSFP+ and QSFP28.[Continue reading →]

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Reflex Photonics launches new SNAP12 120G optical transceiver modules targeting advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, and machine vision markets. The operation temperature now ranges from −40 ºC to 95 ºC.[Continue reading →]

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Andover, Mass - July 20, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $6.3M order from a leading defense prime contractor for radar processing products. The order includes solutions for multiple surveillance programs and platforms ranging from high-altitude reconnaissance to maritime surveillance in both manned and unmanned aircraft. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and will be shipped over the next several quarters.

The radar processing solutions provided are standard 6U form factor products based on open systems architectures (OSA) that enable affordable reuse of technology across multiple platforms. The technologies provided include high-performance CPU and FPGA processing, digital receiver exciters (DREX), I/O modules, and switch fabric interconnect.[Continue reading →]

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BlueBrain(r) Sensor-Based System is a development platform, breakout board and interface board for high-performance IoT applications that allows designers to easily create a wireless monitoring and data collection system via Bluetooth(r).[Continue reading →]

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Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Leti CEO, and Hubert Lakner, Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics Chairman. Photo credit: Pierre Jayet Leti 50th anniversary logo GRENOBLE, France – June 28, 2017 – Two leading European research institutes today announced their new collaboration to develop innovative, next-generation microelectronics technologies to spur innovation in their countries and strengthen European strategic and economic sovereignty.

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech in Grenoble, France, and the Berlin-based Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Europe’s largest R&D provider of smart systems, will initially focus on extending CMOS and More-than-Moore technologies to enable next-generation components for applications in the Internet of Things, augmented reality, automotive, health, aeronautics and other sectors, as well as systems to support French and German industries. [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received $8.3M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for computing modules to be used in airborne and ground-based secure communication subsystems.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass - June 21, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $8.3M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for computing modules to be used in airborne and ground-based secure communication subsystems. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“With our collaborative engineering engagement, we were able to provide unique value to our customer while maintaining an open system architecture,” said Ian Dunn, Mercury’s Vice President of Sensor and Mission Processing. “These follow-on orders are a testament to the high quality and on-time delivery performance of our solutions.”[Continue reading →]

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Tampa, Florida June 20, 2017. Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) and HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (“HENSOLDT”) have announced the world’s first RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C safety certifiable 4K video output hosted on HENSOLDT’s RTCA DO-254 and EUROCAE ED-80 safety certifiable Mission Computer. This continues the long relationship between CoreAVI and HENSOLDT to provide innovative and cost effective graphics and video processing solutions for safety critical applications such as synthetic vision systems (SVS).

This solution enables system integrators and end-users to leverage the high-resolution imagery provided by aircraft-installed sensors and available databases as well as large area displays to be installed in future aviation cockpits. Thus, the HENSOLDT Mission Computer with CoreAVI graphics drivers is already supporting the requirements of tomorrow’s avionic architectures.[Continue reading →]

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EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc., a provider of ruggedized graphics and video products, has released the Condor GR4 3U VPX 3G-SDI capture board, an ultra-high performance rugged graphics/capture board with four 3G-SDI inputs and outputs.[Continue reading →]

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EIZO Rugged Solutions' Adapt Series was designed to convert DisplayPort outputs to DVI, VGA, and potentially support other connector types such as MIL-DTL-38999. Support for 3G-SDI and STANAG 3350 and other formats are to follow.[Continue reading →]

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The TL8651 supports the video transmission of uncompressed image signals with 3G-SDI (SMPTE ST424M Level A) and HD-SDI (SMPTE292M) and now offers a maximum resolution of 1080p with an image frequency of 60 Hz. The TL8651 video interface board can be mounted directly to the side of the Tamron MP1010M-VC camera module and the interface board form factor is optimally adjusted to the dimensions of the camera.[Continue reading →]

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Designed for demanding applications in the scientific research, defense and aerospace industries, it builds upon the award-winning technology of Vision Research's Phantom digital cinema products.[Continue reading →]

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Designed for demanding applications in the scientific research, defense and aerospace industries, it builds upon the award-winning technology of Vision Research's Phantom digital cinema products.[Continue reading →]

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The Hydra 1004 rugged 3G-SDI splitter eases video distribution for airborne and ground-based application. It features built-in signal regeneration which allows SDI signals to be retimed and conditioned to remove jitter/interference and to ensure that video quality is not compromised.[Continue reading →]

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Tigard, OR – Sensoray introduces its new Model’s 3364 a USB 3.0 device available in SDI or DVI versions. It captures uncompressed SD/HD video in resolutions up to 1080p60 and uses H.264 video compression for inputs up to 1080p30, both with very low latency. A USB 3.0 device, it is capable of capturing uncompressed video at full frame rates and simultaneously sending uncompressed (preview) and compressed streams to the host.

Both models are UVC devices (USB Video Class), and do not require a device-specific driver or an external power supply. They are controlled using a video API (DirectShow or Video4Linux). [Continue reading →]

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VRD1 VIDEO RECORDING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM NOW ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A NETWORK FILE SERVER TO SUPPORT NETWORK ACCESS, REDUCE COST AND COMPONENT COUNT EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its industry-leading VRD1 rugged video management system (VMS) has been enhanced with the addition of network attached storage (NAS) capability, significantly expanding its utility in demanding aerospace, defense, and law enforcement ISR applications. Designed to speed and simplify the integration of high definition (HD) video management on airborne and ground platforms, the VRD1 uniquely delivers integrated format conversion, compression, scaling, switching, recording and network distribution of many video types in a single compact rugged unit. Now also able to function as network attached storage (NAS) or as a network file server (NFS), the VRD1 spans both video-centric and network-centric systems. It enables Ethernet-based network clients to remotely access files stored on the VRD1, using standard networking protocols (such as NFS, CIFS, FTP or HTTP). With its ability to now serve boot files to any network client, this innovative VMS significantly reduces size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) by eliminating the need for additional memory storage in each network client. The VRD1 is ideal for use in demanding deployed applications, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that require multiple displays and cameras, such as FLIR and Wescam turret-mounted camera systems, and deployed Ethernet-based systems whose network clients require access to NAS.

“The addition of NAS functionality to our popular VRD1 video management system further extends our leadership and commitment to providing the industry’s most innovative and high performance solutions for demanding video-centric and network-centric applications,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. ”Customers continue to seek more video functionality, yet seek to reduce SWaP. VRD1 meets these needs with a powerful networked VMS that combines multiple functions in a single unit and eliminates the need for individual storage devices across the platform.”[Continue reading →]

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Dataforth's updated 2017 Full-Line Product Catalog is now online. The 326-page document provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products.[Continue reading →]

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The Sumida ESMIT-4180/C Series Isolation Transformer is the latest entry into Sumida’s line of low-profile, surface mounted isolation transformers. It was developed to better respond to the demands of the embedded-circuit based products, including automotive battery monitoring, high-speed modems and other circuits. As an example, the ESMIT-4180/C is included in the reference design for the NXP Freescale MC33771 and MC33664 High Voltage Battery Cell Controller and Transformer Physical Layer. This comprises a high-voltage battery management system.

The Sumida ESMIT-4180/C offers AEC-Q200 certification and a very high, 3,750 volt RMS, one second isolation capability (equivalent to a full minute at 3,000 volts RMS). Other specifications are consistent with the signal and high voltage isolation needs of digital data devices. [Continue reading →]

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The TXMC590 is a standard Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) compatible module offering 16 channels capable of measuring thermocouples, resistive sensors like RTD and thermistors, and strain gauges. Released as an extension to TEWS' growing portfolio of XMC modules, the TXMC590 is designed for industrial control, telecommunication infrastructure, medical equipment, traffic control and COTS applications.[Continue reading →]

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For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range need to be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments and released eight new models.[Continue reading →]

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Specialist UK instrumentation manufacturer Mantracourt Electronics has announced the acquisition of a new Ersa reflow soldering machine and plans to further acquire a new Ersa selective soldering machine in January.

Mantracourt’s expansion in manufacturing capability has been driven by a continued growth in worldwide demand for its range of wired and wireless sensor technology. Working with technical partners across the world, Mantracourt has established its brand in many new countries, as well as introducing new products into its range.[Continue reading →]

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Photo Caption: Fast Ultralow Bias Current Amplifier MILPITAS, CA – Linear Technology announces the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire –40°C to 125°C temperature range, the LTC6268/LTC6269 can resolve input currents from several femtoamps to amps. Wideband voltage and current noise is 4.3nV/√Hz and 5.5fA/√Hz, respectively, enabling high dynamic range circuits. Built for speed as well as precision, the LTC6268 features 500MHz gain bandwidth product, sub-pF input capacitance and –100dB harmonic distortion at 1MHz. In addition to photodiode and photomultiplier (PMT) circuits, the LTC6268/9 are well suited for other high impedance sensor applications and for driving analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).

The LTC6268 data sheet features circuit and layout techniques to maximize TIA performance, with example circuits ranging from 20kΩ transimpedance gain at 65MHz bandwidth, to 499kΩ transimpedance gain at 11.2MHz bandwidth.[Continue reading →]

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DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) is enabling system designers to reduce the size of their industrial monitoring and control applications with its newest successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The ADS7042 is the industry’s smallest and lowest-power 12-bit SAR ADC, and the ADS8354 family includes the industry’s smallest 14- and 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling SAR ADCs. For more information about the ADS7042 and ADS8354 family, visit www.ti.com/saradc-pr.

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STEVENAGE, UK, and CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today that the TM500 family now supports aggregation of two 4x4 MIMO carriers, allowing mobile network operators to validate the performance of networks with data rates of up to 600Mb/s.

4x4 MIMO gives mobile users faster and more reliable data connections by making use of spatial multiplexing, where multiple data streams are transmitted simultaneously via separate antennas to improve throughput. Combining two of these 4x4 MIMO channels using carrier aggregation doubles the available bandwidth, hence giving a further x2 improvement in data rate.[Continue reading →]

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Cohort company, MASS, has completed development of the latest version of its CounterWorX™ suite of specialist Countermeasure Development (CM Dev) tools.

The latest iteration of CounterWorX™ means that the suite now covers all operational environments, including RF, IR and EO spectrums, and allows intricate sub-system modelling.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems received a $3.8 million order from a leading electronics manufacturing services provider for millimeter wave transceiver subsystems integrated into a homeland security high-resolution imaging system.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. ∠May 3, 2018 ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it received a $10.8 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for rugged servers to be used in a military communications application. The order was booked in the Company's fiscal 2018 third quarter.

Mercury’s enterprise class servers are successfully deployed in a broad range of C4ISR mission critical applications. Designed from the ground up for longevity and operation in extended operational environments, the company’s SWaP-optimized servers deliver cutting-edge commercial technologies to operations on the move. [Continue reading →]

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Presagis, a recognized leader in simulation software and solutions, has announced the delivery of its UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) simulator platform - UAV CRAFT - to Laflamme Aero, the firm leading the LX300 unmanned helicopter project.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems TRRUST-Stor_BGA_with_quarter ANDOVER, Mass. - May 1, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced the beginning of customer engagements for its new TRRUST-Stor® secure solid state drive (SSD) optimized for embedded computing applications in forward-deployed defense environments. Available in host-accessible capacities up to 256 GB, the new device features triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory operating in single-level cell (SLC) mode combined with advanced BuiltSECURE™ algorithms in a ruggedized, ultra-compact 22mm x 32mm ball-grid array (BGA) package. The device’s ARMOR™ 6 processor seamlessly integrates certified cryptographic algorithms, encryption key purge, device sanitization and non-thermal self-destruct capabilities into a single device. This low-profile SSD device is ideal for applications requiring on-board high-speed, secure storage in SWaP-constrained environments such as aircraft, unmanned systems and mobile ground applications including secure laptops and tablets.

The increase in critical sensor data collected by modern defense computing systems burdens embedded board design engineers to integrate on-board data storage solutions for maximum space savings without sacrificing storage capacity, performance, speed or security. A multifaceted approach to the implementation of security is required to address all possible operating scenarios. State-of-the-art encryption technologies free of key bypass mechanisms must be paired with advanced key management techniques and device sanitization protocols. Successfully achieving this objective ensures that access to high-value data is restricted only to those individuals with proper authorization. [Continue reading →]

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Irvine, Calif. – February 27, 2018 - Marvin Test Solutions, Inc. (MTS), a trusted provider of globally-deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations announced that it has been awarded an $8.6M Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide chassis and instrumentation for the production of PATS-70A test sets used for O-Level and I-Level maintenance of A-10/C aircraft, as well as upgrade kits for existing PATS-70 test sets to the PATS-70A configuration. Work will be performed at the company’s Irvine, CA facility with expected completion by mid-2019.

MTS partnered with the U.S. Air Force, Odgen Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah in 2014 to design, produce, and deploy the PATS-70 test set based on its field-proven, COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) MTS-207 Rugged Field Test Set which replaces the obsolete PATS-30. The PATS-70A program will enhance the capabilities of the PATS-70 test set to support additional armament and weapon systems in addition to supporting the existing avionics test functionality.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - Jan. 30, 2018 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $3.4 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for custom high-performance microelectronics integrated into the guidance, navigation and control system of a precision guided munitions application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

The Company’s portfolio of digital microelectronics solutions include BuiltSecure™ high-density secure memory, secure solid-state drives, GPS selective availability anti-spoofing modules (SAASM) and highly customized, purpose-built microelectronics. Delivering best-in-class size, weight and power savings, all of the Company’s digital microelectronics are designed and manufactured in a Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)-trusted facility in Phoenix, Ariz.[Continue reading →]

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NEW XILINX(r) ULTRASCALE+(tm) BASED VPX3-535 (AND ULTRASCALE(tm) BASED VPX3-534 CONDUCTION COOLED VARIANT) FEATURE FPGAS TO DELIVER 2X THE PERFORMANCE FOR C4ISR APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – January 26, 2018 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced its highest performance 3U OpenVPX™ FPGA-based transceiver cards, with 2x or greater performance compared to Curtiss-Wright's previous generation product (VPX3-530). Leveraging Curtiss-Wright’s industry leading expertise in ruggedization and thermal management, the new VPX3-535 features a user programmable Xilinx Virtex™ VU9 UltraScale+ FPGA to process dual 6Gsps 12b ADC/DAC channels on a single slot module solution with 6GHz bandwidth. Such performance supports wideband direct RF applications. The VPX3-535, Curtiss-Wright’s first publicly announced module to feature full compliance to the VITA 48.8 Air-Flow-Through (AFT) cooling standard, ensures optimal performance in the harshest conditions.

For today’s COTS 3U and 6U VPX modules that dissipate ~150W+, VITA 48.8 provides a low-cost, effective means to cool the latest generation of high power components. In addition, the VPX3-535 supports an option for VITA 67 backplane RF I/O, which eliminates the need to manage front panel cables.[Continue reading →]

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RFEL will be launching its latest core at EW Europe. The new Fractional Rate Resampler IP core, which was originally part of the company's multi-award winning ChannelCore Flex(tm) product, is now offered as a stand-alone IP core for FPGAs in response to customer requests.[Continue reading →]

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USB Type-C standard enables reversible connectors and 10 Gbps data transfer speeds with support for new bi-directional USB power delivery[Continue reading →]

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The M5U2203 is the first and most powerful rugged rackmount server optimized as a GPU supercomputer supporting four double-wide plug-in cards in x16 PCIe 3.0 slots and with Intel's latest E5-2600 processors[Continue reading →]

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 24, 2012 -- Video service providers are increasingly turning to Digital Adware for their new modular ad insertion platform, AdSync. Launched last year, AdSync presents small and mid-sized video providers with an affordable digital ad insertion solution, allowing them to maximize profitability from local ad sales.

"The ability to insert ads into digital cable and IPTV platforms has always been available, but the cost of the equipment and licensing fees required has put it out of reach for many smaller carriers," said Brian Stuart, President of Digital Adware. "AdSync is not only priced considerably lower than products of its kind, but it also facilitates splicing and multiplexing functions, eliminating an array of licensing fees, offering a true one box solution."[Continue reading →]

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Washington, D.C.. STM Group, Inc. has announced today, at the Satellite 2012 tradeshow in Washington D.C., that it is now shipping its SatLink® family of VSATs and Hubs with support for the new DVB-RCS2 standard for general availability. STM is the first company in the industry to support the "RCS2" standard. In June of 2011, STM also lead the way with the first public demonstration of the major high-performance features in the new RCS2 standard, just a few months after approval by the DVB organization.

DVB-RCS2 provides for higher order modulation and coding along with many other elements contributing to much higher throughput, better bandwidth efficiency, and improved link availability relative to legacy VSAT systems. Modulation and coding from QPSK 1/3 up to 16QAM 5/6 is provided for TDMA burst mode carriers with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) controlled per burst for each VSAT. The other elements include a 16-state Turbo Code FEC and highly efficient Return Link Encapsulation (RLE) for IP packets imposing about 2% overhead.[Continue reading →]

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DVB-RCS2 provides for higher order modulation and coding along with many other elements contributing to much higher throughput, better bandwidth efficiency, and improved link availability relative to legacy VSAT systems.[Continue reading →]

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Being the first microwave radio systems provider to introduce 2048QAM, NEC can deliver up to 40% per-channel capacity increase to its customers, relative to the systems commonly in operation today which employ up to 256QAM.[Continue reading →]

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Unprecedented growth of over 80% this year at EnSilica has created a further requirement within the company for a major recruitment drive to fuel its continued expansion in the next 12 months and beyond. The company is seeking experienced chip designers with analog, mixed-signal and RF expertise and has also launched a graduate recruitment scheme.[Continue reading →]

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today introduced a new PSoC® programmable system-on-chip that simplifies the design of next-generation industrial, home appliance and consumer systems that require multiple sensors. Many Internet of Things (IoT) applications require multiple sensors and can benefit from dedicated coprocessors that offload sensor processing from the host and reduce overall system power consumption. The new PSoC Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can be configured with GUI-based software components. This combination simplifies the design of custom analog front ends for sensor interfaces by allowing engineers to update sensor features quickly with no hardware or host processor software changes, while also reducing BOM costs.

For example, in home automation applications, engineers can easily configure the PSoC Analog Coprocessor to continuously monitor multiple sensors, such as temperature, humidity, ambient light, motion and sound, allowing the host to stay in a standby low-power mode. Future design changes to support new sensor types can also be easily implemented by reconfiguring the programmable analog blocks. Cypress will demonstrate the PSoC Analog Coprocessor, along with its PSoC, FM Flexible MCU, Bluetooth® Low Energy and Energy Harvesting Power Management IC solutions at Sensors Expo from June 21 to 23 in booth 416 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. More information on the PSoC Analog Coprocessor is available at www.cypress.com/PSoCAnalog.[Continue reading →]

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Microchip announced the MCP9600--the world's first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC), in addition to a math engine preprogrammed with the firmware to support a broad range of standard thermocouple types (K, J, T, N, S, E, B and R).[Continue reading →]

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the uClamp3601P – a 33V, high-performance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device for protecting industrial sensors.

The single-line uClamp3601P achieves the low-clamping voltage performance needed to safeguard today’s small form factor proximity sensors from ESD, EFT and low level surge transients. [Continue reading →]

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Microchip\'s new DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial markets, such as wireless microphones, mp3 player accessories and blood glucose test devices and applications such as motor control, instrumentation, sensor calibration, set point/offset trimming, among others. The integration and feature set of Microchip\'s new DACs offers customers system flexibility and power savings while simplifying their design efforts. CHANDLER, Ariz.[NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its non-volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) product line with the MCP47FEBXX devices. The low-power, single and dual-channel DACs feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution, integrated EEPROM and an I2C™ interface, and are offered in 8-pin TSSOP packages. The DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial markets, such as wireless microphones, mp3 player accessories and blood glucose test devices and applications such as motor control, instrumentation, sensor calibration, set point/offset trimming, among others.

The integrated EEPROM enables DAC settings to be recalled at power up, for added system flexibility. The choice of 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution provides flexibility with design requirements and cost. The various shutdown modes significantly reduce the device current consumption for power critical applications. These devices offer customers the ability to utilize the internal bandgap for device voltage reference, simplifying development and lowering system cost, or use an external voltage reference source in order to optimize their design.[Continue reading →]

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Microchip\'s new MCP3919 and MCP3912 AFEs integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products. AFE completes Microchip’s MCP391X family, which spans 1 to 8-channel members for single-phase and poly-phase energy measurement. CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the completion of its high-accuracy, 1-8 channel, single and poly-phase MCP391X energy-measurement Analog Front End (AFE) family. The new MCP3919 and MCP3912 members integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products. These are the optimal numbers of channels for single-phase energy meters with neutral monitoring (3-channel); or single-phase, three-wire energy meters (4-channel). The high level of integration on the new AFEs also includes a low-drift voltage reference, programmable gain amplifiers, phase-delay compensation and cyclic redundancy check (CRC).

As the energy-metering infrastructure is being upgraded worldwide, designers are demanding increased AFE accuracy and integration to develop the latest generation of smart meters. These features are also required by the designers of advanced power-monitoring systems for applications such as server power supplies and power distribution units, electronic circuit breakers, smart power strips and other data-acquisition products in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Microchip’s newest AFEs improve application performance with their industry-leading accuracy, high integration and optimal number of channels for single-phase energy measurement. Additionally, the high AFE accuracy facilitates energy-meter calibration, which reduces production costs.[Continue reading →]

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DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) is enabling system designers to reduce the size of their industrial monitoring and control applications with its newest successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The ADS7042 is the industry’s smallest and lowest-power 12-bit SAR ADC, and the ADS8354 family includes the industry’s smallest 14- and 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling SAR ADCs. For more information about the ADS7042 and ADS8354 family, visit www.ti.com/saradc-pr.

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PC/104 Sized Microcontroller with PIC32 Micro/sys recently released a low-power single board microcontroller with fully integrated web hosting, networking, and analog I/O on a PC/104 form factor (3.775” x 3.55”). Featuring Microchip’s 80MHz PIC32® microcontroller, the USB3032 is an ideal COTS solution for applications requiring low power in -40˚C to +85˚C operation. USB3032 includes access to Microchip’s easy-to-use and widely supported IDE tool suite and protocol stacks, which, combined with Micro/sys’ 10-year product availability and attractive OEM pricing, allows designers to shorten time-to-market and maximize development productivity while keeping overall system production and maintenance costs low.

With this simple microcontroller, designers can communicate via different communication protocols while their production, security monitoring, data logging, or test and measurement control application continues running. Some mix-and-match protocol conversions available are Ethernet to CAN, CAN to USB, and USB to RS232. For example, a user might want the USB3032 to communicate via 10/100 Mbps Ethernet to an internal IT intranet to transmit instructions for controlling the on-board D/A, A/D or I/O in the field, then forward the results via CAN down-stream to other processes for control. USB3032 performs well in such environments by storing up to 1024 messages in 32 buffers while offering user-selectable filter-to-buffer mapping with 32 filters and 4 filter masks. For maximum data processing over Ethernet and CAN, USB3032 offers a built-in DMA interface.[Continue reading →]

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