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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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The VPX form factor is used today for a wide range of applications and deployed environments. Applications vary from rail management systems to active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars on high-performance fighter aircraft, and environments vary from lab-benign (or near-lab conditions like wide-body jets) to tracked vehicles and unpressurized bays in high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The ruggedness and huge bandwidth provided by VPX make it a natural choice for many projects. However, one application space that benefits more than most from the processing power of VPX is electronic warfare (EW) and military sensor processing (SP) systems.[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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Global analysis of the enhanced vision system market has been provided under the scope of this report for the period of 2017-2025. This market has been segmented into system, components, application and geography that are covered within this report.[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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VP62105 July 28th, 2017, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope® released a 6U VPX single board VP62105. Based on the Intel® 3rd generation CoreTM i3/i5/i7 platform, VP62105 has a new microarchitecture that enables small-sized designs to be created with unmatched computing power, graphics performance and energy efficiency on a small footprint.

VP62105 provides 4 Serial RapidIO (SRIO) x4 links for VPX Data Plane communication, 2 PCI express x8 channel for VPX Expansion Plane communication and 4 Gigabit Ethernet for VPX Control Plane communication. The rich data interchange options make it much easier to build computer and system solutions.[Continue reading →]

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VP68801 July 27th, 2016, as an independent embedded computer manufacturer, LinkedHope® announces its new 6U VPX L3 Ethernet and SRIO Switch board, named VP68801, a China Local-design, Local-manufacturing product.

VP68801 is a China local design VPX Switch, compliant with VITA46.0, VITA48, and VITA65 specifications. The Profile of VP68801 is SLT6-SWH-16U20F-10.4.2, which uses Gb Ethernet as control plane and SRIO as data plane. It is mainly applicable to high-speed data exchange and routing among different types of payload boards in a VPX chassis. The switching board is designed as 6U VPX form factor, supporting both traditional air-cooled version and conduction-cooled version. With reliable anti-shock and vibration capability, excellent heat dissipation performance and unique environment protection design, the whole board can be stably operated in the wide temperature environment of -40°C to +85°C.[Continue reading →]

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Infineon is launching fully-packaged (MEMs bare die and ASIC in a single package) products to serve the silicon microphone business, with an emphasis on low-noise, high-end use cases such as headphones/earbuds, cameras and voice-controlled systems.[Continue reading →]

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Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. has announced that its new SMT6657 embedded procesor mdule has been chosen by the new Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) currently being constructed in Darmstadt, Germany to power its SIS100 Proton Accelerator. The SMT6657 is the highest performance embedded processing module ever manufactured on the PC/104 small form factor of 90mm x 96mm.[Continue reading →]

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Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. has announced the SMT6657, the highest performance embedded processing module ever manufactured on the PC/104 small form factor of 90mm x 96mm. Sundance has also announced that the SMT6657 has been chosen by the new Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) currently being constructed in Darmstadt, Germany to power its SIS100 Proton Accelerator.[Continue reading →]

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*Multi-channel real-time recording of RF Signals up to 3 GHz *Captures and reproduces IF bandwidths up to 560 MHz *Up to 61 TB of hot swappable SSD storage capacity *Real-time sustained recording rates up to 6.4 GB/sec *Designed to operate under conditions of shock and vibration[Continue reading →]

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The new MEMSIC MDP 200 bi-directional differential pressure sensors are perfect for a wide range of medical, automotive and industrial applications. MEMSIC's ultra-sensitive MEMs thermal technology enables the new MDP200 to detect minute changes in flow induced by differential pressure. The suspended bridge microstructure inside the MDP200 allows it to reliably detect pressure changes from a range of 0.016 Pascal to 500 Pascal.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - July 11, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) annoat it has extended its commercially-developed Ball Grid Array (BGA) packaging conversion technology to the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, previously codenamed “Skylake-SP”. The technology enables conversion of the land grid array (LGA) package found on standard Intel Xeon server CPUs to the more rugged BGA package. The result is a truly rugged server-class processing option in an open system architecture that delivers 2-4x the performance of other product lines of Intel Xeon processors generally available in native BGA packages. Once converted to BGA, the new Intel Xeon processors can be used in a wide variety of deployed military applications on airborne, naval and ground platforms that must be able to withstand harsh temperature and vibration conditions.

“Mercury’s unique BGA conversion technology enables our customers to use the latest and most powerful Intel Xeon server chips in deployed military applications,” said Richard Jaenicke, Director of Strategic Marketing and Alliances. “The new Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family provides major increases in vector processing performance, memory bandwidth, and number of cores as compared with native BGA-based Intel Xeon solutions such as the Intel Xeon Processor D family and the Intel Xeon Processor E3 mobile family.”[Continue reading →]

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New family of pre-integrated systems speeds the development, and reduces the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. ASHBURN, Va. – July 6, 2017 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today introduced a new family of pre-integrated rugged mission management systems designed to lower the cost, speed the development, and reduce the design risk for deployed application-specific solutions. Through the use of fully integrated and tested industry-leading COTS modules, these base systems are architected, pre-qualified and pre-verified to address the needs of specific mission requirements. By providing a proven pre-configured base solution, these systems deliver a significant “headstart” that significantly reduces the integrator’s development cycle and costs. Using one of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated hardware solution sets as their starting point, a system integrator can easily and quickly customize the base system by with application-specific software and/or expanding the base system with additional components to meet their application’s unique requirements. The first member of this innovative new family of pre-integrated solutions is designed for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. It will be followed by announcements for additional application-specific pre-integrated base systems designed for applications such as Radar, EO/IR, and Video/Display.

“More and more frequently, our customers are asking us to help them jumpstart their application specific system designs with cost-effective pre-integrated system architectures that quickly get them most of the way to completion of their development by using proven COTS elements,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “Our new family of application-specific mission management systems hits the sweet spot for these designers, with ‘pre-rolled’ systems targeted for applications such as Software Defined Radio and Electronic Warfare. These high-TRL systems provide our customers with an easy to customize base system that delivers a head-start for faster deployment while lowering risk to program schedule and budget.”[Continue reading →]

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Air Flow-By Cooling Technology From Mercury Systems Achieves TRL-8 - HDS6603_AFB ANDOVER, Mass. - May 16, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced that systems using ANSI/VITA 48.7 Air Flow-By™ standard cooling technology have passed flight tests in multiple manned and unmanned airborne platforms, some in their final mission configuration, thereby achieving technology readiness level 8 (TRL-8). Mercury holds a patent on one implementation approach of that standard, and has revised the licensing fees under the patent to be zero cost.

Mercury Systems developed Air Flow-By cooling technology as an improvement to its finely managed air cooling, the original air flow-through (AFT) technology it developed back in 2003. Air Flow-By cooling technology is the most efficient solution on the market to achieve a sealed environment that tolerates cooling with air that may contain contaminants. Unlike today’s AFT technology that merely adds an airflow heat exchanger to the primary side surface of a printed wiring board (PWB), Air Flow-By solutions cool both sides of the PWB by encapsulating the PWB in a heat exchanger shell such that air flows across both sides of the module for maximum cooling efficiency. The heat exchanger shell creates a sealed environment that protects against airborne contaminants, electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrostatic discharge (ESD), and provides an extra layer of physical security. Even with the increased protection and cooling capacity, Air Flow-By solutions maintain the standard 1.0-inch pitch to avoid a 33% reduction in board count found in AFT implementations that may require the module width to grow to 1.5-inch pitch. Now, Air Flow-by technology also has a cost advantage with its zero-cost licensing. [Continue reading →]

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MEMSIC Announces Economical, Compact, Highly Accurate VG380 Vertical Gyro Modules MEMSIC Announces Economical, Compact, Highly Accurate VG380 Vertical Gyro Modules

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Mercury received an $8.8 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing subsystems for an unmanned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance application.[Continue reading →]

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ANDOVER, Mass. - April 18, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $9.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX™ digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application. The order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“We have a longstanding relationship with this customer in providing high performance signal processing solutions for airborne radar,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury’s Sensor and Mission Processing group. “By adopting our new OpenVPX product line, our customer now has a cost-effective, modular open systems architecture that protects their long-term investment in software by providing them an easy path to port their application to an affordable high-performance processing solution.”[Continue reading →]

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The Electronic Warfare operating environment is unique because a system latency difference measured in nanoseconds can mean the difference between mission success or failure. This paper describes how COTS technologies are pushing, the frontiers of the possible in EW. [Continue reading →]

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Novi Sad, Serbia - March 10, 2017 - DENSO ADAS Engineering Services GmbH joins the Alpha project, contributing with its CMS (Camera Monitor System). This algorithm eliminates blind spots and estimates the proximity of oncoming vehicles, with the aim of collision avoidance. By joining the project, DENSO ADAS strengthens the algorithm potential of the ecosystem built around the Alpha development board. This is leading towards the support of ADAS applications such as advanced warning systems, active control systems and semi-autonomous driving.[Continue reading →]

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Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today introduced a radiation hardened 32-channel driver with integrated decoder that reduces the size, weight and power (SWaP) of satellite command and telemetry systems. The ISL72813SEH is the industry’s first high current driver to integrate the decoder, level shifter and driver array in a single monolithic IC, allowing satellite manufacturers to significantly increase system capacity and reduce solution size by up to 50%. The device offers a 4x higher density channel count compared to the nearest competitor, and the integrated level shifter eliminates several peripheral components.

The ISL72813SEH driver leverages Intersil’s proprietary silicon on insulator process, which provides single-event latch-up (SEL) robustness in heavy ion environments. The driver’s integrated decoder interfaces directly to the general purpose I/Os of FPGAs and CPUs in the satellite’s flight computer, dramatically reducing pin count compared to competitive 1-input to 1-output driver arrays. Each of the device’s 32-channels of common-emitter open-collector driver outputs can generate pulses of up to 42V and 600mA. The ISL72813SEH addresses latching relay and solenoid commanding for most satellite control functions, including redundancy management, mechanism drive enables, propulsion component relays and enables, battery management, and payload switch control. The ISL72813SEH’s low VCE saturation levels eliminate a major customer concern by reducing the overhead voltage required to drive the load. The driver’s power efficiency and high integration reduces the amount of circuitry required on the bus, allowing customers to add more spacecraft functionality and processing power.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 15, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that its Chelmsford, Mass. facility recently received the Category 1A Trusted Supplier accreditation for design capability from the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). This expands upon the previously received Category 1A accreditation for broker, packaging, assembly, and test at Mercury’s Phoenix, Ariz. facility, and is part of Mercury’s overall strategy to be the leading commercial provider of trusted and secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. The vast majority of companies receiving DMEA accreditation are either defense prime contractors or semiconductor suppliers. Mercury is the only commercial provider of embedded computing boards and subsystems to have received DMEA accreditation to date.

The DMEA Trusted Supplier accreditation is a critical component of complying with DoD Instruction 5200.44, “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN).” That DoD policy requires that “…in applicable systems, integrated circuit-related products and services shall be procured from a trusted supplier using trusted processes accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) when they are custom-designed, custom-manufactured, or tailored for a specific DoD military end use.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Safety Certifiable 3U VPX Graphics Modules for Avionics ASHBURN, Va. – NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it has expanded its portfolio of DO-254/DO-178C safety certifiable COTS products with the introduction of two new rugged 3U VPX high performance graphics processor modules. Based on AMD’s latest embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the Radeon™ E8860, both of these multi-head graphics cards support the long lifecycle availability required for defense and aerospace programs. Through the use of a suite of CoreAVI® software drivers and supported by the embedded industry’s longest component supply program, availability for VPX3-717 and VPX3-719 module hardware and software is ensured for 15+ years. Designed for use in safety certifiable applications, these size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)-optimized modules were developed to meet DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL A certification. DO-254 and DO-178C certification artifact kits, available from Curtiss-Wright, ease platform certification, speed time to market, and significantly reduce the cost and risk of developing safety certifiable electronics subsystems for commercial and military aviation platforms.

“We are very excited to announce these new safety certifiable rugged graphics cards,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “These SWaP optimized 3U VPX graphics engines enable system designers to speed the design of DO-254/DO-178B safety certifiable avionics systems, eliminating the high cost of custom solutions. Even better, they feature unmatched 15+ year availability for hardware and software, a true boon for long lifecycle aerospace and defense programs.”[Continue reading →]

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AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 27, 2016 – Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) is enabling a dramatic leap forward in single-chip audio and voice processing features for mobile applications with the introduction of its flagship low power smart codec. The Cirrus Logic CS47L90 offers mobile device manufacturers the ability to provide new innovative voice features with audio technology that allows consumers to enjoy a high-fidelity listening experience from their mobile devices.

“Always on” voice activation, noise reduction, active noise cancelation, echo cancelation and speaker protection features empower consumers with greater voice control over their mobile device while delivering a superior, noise-free audio user experience. The CS47L90 provides a premium listening experience with SmartHIFI™ audio playback. SmartHIFI from Cirrus Logic is a unique combination of powerful DSP processing and high-performance analog circuits to deliver an audio experience typically associated with high-end audio equipment, now optimized for mobile audio playback. The CS47L90’s ultra-low power consumption, both in standby and operational modes, also enables significant battery life savings. [Continue reading →]

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*Maxim MAX2121 L-Band RF tuner boosts output bandwidth to 123 MHz *Faster 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds capture full signal bandwidth *Improved signal quality with digital down converter IP modules *Custom Virtex-7 IP development with GateFlow Design Kit and Vivado tools *Advanced GateXpress technology for FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe[Continue reading →]

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Chatsworth, Calif. May 2016 – PowerPC AltiVec is back with Aitech Defense Systems newest SBC, the rugged 3U VPX-based C912. The new board combines NXP’s latest generation T4 series of QorIQ SoC multicore e6500 processors with AltiVec along with extensive on-board I/O features.

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Hauppauge, New York, USA, May 9, 2016 – Behlman Electronics Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for military shipboard, airborne and mobile programs, as well as for industrial and commercial applications, has introduced an Intelligent Chassis Manager that will provide a wide range of diagnostic, management, and control functions for virtually any kind of electronic chassis.

According to Behlman president, Ron Storm, “We knew we were onto something important when we added high-level intelligence to our revolutionary VPXtra™-IQ Power Supplies, making them capable of monitoring and reporting output voltage; output current; input voltage; input current; temperature; and much more. Now we are proud to add the stand-off IQCM Intelligent Chassis Manager to the Behlman line of Intelligent Products for use in managing chassis functions.” [Continue reading →]

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BERG, Germany – 21 April, 2016 – Reiser Simulation and Training (RST), a leading provider of flight simulation systems and training services, today announced that it has acquired Innovative Control Systems (ICS), a supplier of a wide range of production-proven avionics, test systems and custom engineering services for the aerospace industry. ICS is a long-time partner and supplier to Reiser and will continue to be operated as an independent company under Innovative Control Systems, LP. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

ICS counts more than 30 leading aerospace companies among its global customer base, including industry leaders such as Honeywell, Dassault, Embraer, Cessna, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Bell-Augusta, GE Aviation and NASA. It has a particular expertise in the area of aviation communications protocols, including ASCB and ARINC-825, ARINC-664, ARINC-717 and is a founding member of the CAN Aviation Alliance. [Continue reading →]

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Modern day processors for imaging, radar, and other sensors are complex systems each unique with diverse processing requirements per company, platform, sensor, and application. A common feature is that these systems require high bandwidth and high performance signal processing. Such is now readily available with advances in FPGA capabilities as well as their programmability, the incorporation of embedded graphical processors, the increasing number of cores with vector units, and the high bandwidth of PCI Express and multi-Gigabit Ethernet.

Another common feature is that as the flexibility and power of these sensor systems has appreciated, so has the complexity of their software control. It is not uncommon for the architecture of embedded imaging and other sensor systems to have a framework of multiple software executables for the interface, data, and control processing.[Continue reading →]

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Cemtrol is using Cambridge Pixel's HPx-200e PCI Express (PCIe) radar input card and versatile SPx software library to add comprehensive radar acquisition and display capability to its new multi-function Radar Display Console.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - April 11, 2016 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received $2.9 million in orders from a leading defense prime contractor to provide digital signal and image processing modules for an unmanned airborne ISR application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 third quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“This order exemplifies the important role Mercury plays in helping primes meet the challenging demands of decreased funding and DoD acquisition reform by integrating open, standards-based technology to improve performance while protecting legacy investments,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury Systems' Embedded Products Group. “We are proud of our continuing partnership with our customer and ongoing work on high performance ISR solutions that improve U.S. intelligence capabilities in global military operations.”[Continue reading →]

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PULSAR-B160-325x2-MV SDR modem board Simpulse, specialist in embedded Software-Defined Radio (SDR) solutions for innovative communication systems, today announced availability of an ultra flexible embedded SDR modem board for professional high-performance video transmissions. The board integrates Simpulse’s patented PULSAR DSP co-processor, a scalable and programmable hardware architecture that induces great flexibility and ensures customer products to be evolutive, easy to customise and extend.

The new PULSAR-B325x2-MV mobile video modem board offers high radio performances for long-range and highly mobile transmissions. The radio modem features great system robustness coupled with high flexibility, thanks to the underlying PULSAR technology.[Continue reading →]

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Sundance’s EMC2-Z7030 SBC with integrated Xilinx SDSoC development environment A Sundance EMC2-Z7030 stack Chesham, UK – February 17, 2016. Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd., an established supplier and manufacturer of embedded modules for the PC/104-compatible format, has announced that it has integrated Xilinx’s new SDSoC development environment on to its EMC2-Z7030 single board computer (SBC). Sundance’s EMC2 range is a family of industrial-grade and deployment-ready SBC’s that feature a Xilinx Zynq SoC with integrated dual-core ARM-A9 CPUs coupled to 1Gb of DDR3 memory, four-lanes of PCI-Express and re-programmable logic with Kintex-7 FPGA technology. The EMC2 range is designed to the latest, yet long-established, PC/104 form factor of 90mm by 96mm, called OneBank.

The Xilinx SDSoC development environment has a full, system-optimizing C/C++ compiler that allows system and software engineers to take full advantage of the speed increase offered by running processing intensive algorithms on the Programmable Logic (PL) of the Zynq Z7030. The new development flow offers a familiar software development environment using an Eclipse-based GUI, programming in C/C++ and debugging from the ARM-A9 CPUs, called the Processing System (PS). SDSoC offers profiling, estimation and hardware/software event traces to help developers optimize the system performance while seamlessly generating the full Zynq SoC system with hardware accelerated IPs, data motion network and software BSPs.[Continue reading →]

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Open VPX is the next-generation interoperability standard for system-level defense and aerospace applications. It is ideal for rugged applications that require smaller packages, as well as high I/O and connectivity densities and higher speed. Open VPX leverages the work of the individual VPX standards to reduce customization, testing, cost and risk. It defines an architecture that manages and constrains module and backplane designs, defines pin outs, and sets interoperability compliance while maintaining full compliance with VPX. Amphenol has multiple product offerings for Open VPX, open architecture system needs.[Continue reading →]

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Intel's new Xeon D system-on-chip (SoC) is making large numbers of x86 processing cores readily available for embedded defense applications. With an architecture designed to support math-intensive processing and very-high-bandwidth data transfers, the Xeon D enables advanced cognitive electronic warfare (EW) applications to operate in small size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

Unlike conventional radar systems, new software-defined digitally programmable radars are able to generate previously unencountered waveforms that do not match known waveforms and pulse trains already on an EW system’s pulse descriptor word (PDW) list. The PDW typically contains all the collected data for a specific pulse, including time of arrival (TOA); angle; pulse width, power, and frequency (superhet); or frequency band. In order to defeat never-before-seen waveforms, system designers are developing a new generation of cognitive EW systems that are able to quickly adapt to changes in the radio frequency (RF) environment and almost instantly make decisions about how to respond to unfamiliar threats. [Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Jan. 14, 2016 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $4 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for an unmanned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next 11 months.

“Our long-standing relationship with this defense contractor and our advanced signal processing systems have played a pivotal role in supporting SAR programs that deliver high resolution actionable data,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. “This award underscores our ongoing engineering expertise and delivery of innovative, commercially-developed building blocks that provide superior value and performance across generations of applications.”[Continue reading →]

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*Sixteen 250 MHz 16-bit analog input channels *Up to 61 TB of hot swappable SSD storage capacity *Real-time sustained recording rates up to 8 GB/sec *Most cost, size and space efficient recorder in its class[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Nov. 12, 2015 -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary recently received a $1.8 million order from a leading international aerospace and defense company for radar environment simulation equipment. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 first quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

Brian Perry, President of Mercury Defense Systems, said, “This order underscores Mercury’s ability to deliver the effective, affordable open architecture, standards-based solutions required by our prime contractor customers and the DoD. Our radar testing systems, many of which have been in continuous operation for more than 18 years, have earned a reputation for their performance, quality and reliability.”[Continue reading →]

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