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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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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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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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NEW VPX3-687 3U SWITCH MODULE DELIVERS 10X FASTER ETHERNET COMPARED TO EARLIER 1 GBE DESIGNS AUSA 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 12, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the industry’s highest density, fastest throughput 3U form factor Ethernet switch module. The new VPX3-687 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch module is designed to address the increasing demand for 10 and 40 GbE data transfers in embedded systems. Earlier 3U OpenVPX™ Ethernet switch cards were typically limited to 2-4 ports of 10 GbE, and were only able to interconnect a couple of switches or modules. In comparison, with its 320 Gbps of line-rate switching, the fully managed multi-layer VPX3-687 provides support for up to 32 ports of 10 GbE (or 8 ports of 40 GbE) in a single 3U slot. This increased performance raises the level of Ethernet connectivity to that previously available only in 6U systems and results in significant Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) reduction. Validated for deployment in the harshest environments, the rugged VPX3-687 is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled formats.

“Our customers are increasingly turning to 10 Gigabit Ethernet to achieve levels of performance in 3U VPX systems previously only obtainable from larger and hotter 6U designs,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We continue to expand our family of 10/40 GbE-enabled products to provide our system designers with powerful and flexible building blocks, like our new VPX3-687 module, that enable a new level of performance in SWaP-optimized small form-factor embedded systems.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced the results of its participation in the US Air Force-led Next Generation Radar (NGR) Processor Study. The goal of this program is to assess the capability of current embedded computing open architectures to perform airborne radar signal processing on future USAF platforms. Mercury demonstrated that its scalable and rugged high-density server modules exceeded the target benchmarks in the study, enabling affordable capability evolution of radar processors through open, non-proprietary and standards-based systems for airborne solutions.

“Mercury’s exceptional performance in this study reflects our ongoing investment and commitment to delivering the most powerful OpenVPX™ processing modules in the embedded computing industry,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Embedded Products Group. “Now in its fourth generation, our powerful, open standards-based Ensemble® HDS660x modules meet the DoD’s expectations for affordability, security, modularity and OSA requirements and can be deployed in harsh environments to take cloud processing for military and aerospace applications right to the tactical edge.”[Continue reading →]

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Mercury will highlight OpenRFM(tm), an open architecture paradigm ideal for EW systems; server-class processing solutions that bring cloud technologies to the tactical edge; light-weight SIGINT solutions with direction finding and geolocation capabilities for UAVs, and DRFM-based systems for EW applications and training symulators.[Continue reading →]

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MEMSIC today announced the availability of its MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices, process control, and natural gas measurement. Check out the embedded chart to see how it stacks up against the completion.Provides bi-directional flow, better flow range, best accuracy, assortment of interfaces, lowest power consumption, etc.[Continue reading →]

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Oslo, Norway – Novelda, a developer and manufacturer of adaptive smart sensors, today announced the appointment of Trionic Associates Inc. as its engineering and technical sales representative for the New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania region of the USA.

Novelda VP of Sales and Marketing, Ingar Fredriksen, said, “With product lines spanning semiconductors, RF/microwave & wireless, electromechanical and board-level products, Trionic is one of the leading manufacturers’ representatives in this marketplace and has just the right focus and skills to support and help grow our business.”[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it received a $4.4 million follow-on order from an international customer for high performance digital signal processing subsystems for a naval radar application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and is expected to be fulfilled over the next several quarters.

“Mercury’s years-long relationship with this customer underscores our deep expertise in designing and building advanced radar subsystems and architectures that address the evolving needs of today’s naval environments,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. “Our collaborative approach has enabled us to develop innovative solutions that meet stringent performance, reliability and affordability requirements.”[Continue reading →]

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Aerospace and defense applications must support higher-bandwidth sensor input, more complex intersystem communications, and greater security for certain operations and related custom algorithms, all while contending with budget and schedule pressures. In addition to these broad challenges, application areas such as mission computing face the added difficulty of designing systems that meet restrictive size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints. Increasing function density within a current space envelope is a common way of addressing these challenges.[Continue reading →]

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*Portable system for rugged environments such as ground vehicles, ships and aircraft *Sustained recording rates up to 3.2 GB/s Up to 8 channels of combined recording or playback *with 15.3 TB SSD storage to NTFS RAID *SystemFlow GUI control panel for fast, intuitive operation[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems received a $6.9 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX(tm) digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application.[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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Mercury Systems Innovation Center Mercury Systems Innovation Center CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it has opened the second of four planned, world-class Mercury Innovation Centers – this one located at its corporate headquarters in Chelmsford, Mass. The first Mercury Innovation Center opened on April 18, 2014, at the Company’s Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Hudson, N.H.

"The Mercury Innovation Centers are visible proof of how we bring our 'Innovation That Matters' corporate vision to life every day for our customers and the critical defense and intelligence applications we support," said Mark Aslett, President and CEO of Mercury Systems. "Mercury invests as much as 20 percent of revenue into research and development to help drive the industrywide adoption of open systems architectures and to support programs that are essential to our nation’s and allies’ defense. Our innovations have helped establish Mercury as the choice for affordable, commercially developed, open secure and sensor processing subsystems."[Continue reading →]

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SV Microwave\'s VITA 67 Product Line SV Microwave expanded their VITA 67 connector line and have more part numbers available online. We offer 67.1 (3U) and 67.2 (6U) configurations.

- High-reliability, high-density for aerospace & defense applications[Continue reading →]

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The launch of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) experimental re-entry vehicle ASHBURN, Va. – February 11, 2015 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Defense Solutions division extends its congratulations to the European Space Agency (ESA) on today’s historic first launch and retrieval of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), its experimental re-entry vehicle. In order to test re-entry technologies for future spacecraft, the IXV was launched into a suborbital path by a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Curtiss-Wright, as a valued partner to Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A on the IXV program for over five years, supplied the IXV program with its rugged data handling and telemetry subsystem technology. Curtiss-Wright’s Dublin-based operation provided data acquisition, networking and recording subsystems that were installed on the IXV spacecraft to acquire sensor data throughout the duration of the mission. [Continue reading →]

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D-TA RFvision-Broadview (New Product) D-TA Systems Corp, Annapolis, Md, today announced the release of their new product, RFvision-Broadview system for COMINT applications. The RFvision-Broadview is based on DTA-3290 tunable software radio transceiver and DTA-1000ER RAID server. The base configuration of the system occupies only 2U rack space. The system also includes DTA-500, a powerful notebook computer for control, display and also recording narrowband data.

The DTA-1000ER is installed with D-TA’s SigInspectorTM 1(Advanced) software to provide RF spectrum scanning from 20 MHz to 6 GHz (extendable to include HF) with scan BW of up to 40 MHz. The results of the scan are presented in a waterfall display of signal power versus scan frequency with time. Any frequency band (up to 40 MHz wide) can be selected from the waterfall display for wideband recording and/or real-time narrowband channelization (4096 or more channels based on bandwidth selection). The selected narrowband channels are analyzed by the signal recognizer software module for automatic modulation recognition (AM, FM, FSK, PSK, QPSK, QAM, GSM, LTE and others) and the results are displayed in a channel occupancy chart. The selected narrowband data (I & Q) can also be transferred to DTA-500 notebook computer via the 1 GbE network using the VITA-49 format for narrowband channel data recording and also further user processing, if required.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it received a $4.3 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems for a ship-borne radar application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2015 second quarter and is expected to be shipped by its fiscal 2016 third quarter.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with this longstanding customer,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. “Mercury’s commitment to providing the most advanced and reliable signal processing systems and architecture has ensured our continued participation in this mission-critical defense program.” [Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. ∠Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced it received a $4.3 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems for a ship-borne radar application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2015 second quarter and is expected to be shipped by its fiscal 2016 third quarter.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with this longstanding customer,” said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. “Mercury’s commitment to providing the most advanced and reliable signal processing systems and architecture has ensured our continued participation in this mission-critical defense program.” [Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems received a $2.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for use in a signals intelligence (SIGINT) application.[Continue reading →]

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VITA and PICMG are the open standards bodies that define the specifications underpinning embedded form factors such as VPX and CompactPCI. Both groups continue to provide a vital service to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) component manufacturers and customers alike, enabling engineers to spend less time worrying about interoperability between subsystem components and more time working on application development.[Continue reading →]

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In the not too distant past, computers and RF were not to be in the same room, let alone the same piece of computing equipment. Then over the years the two became friendlier as microprocessors were used to control radios and eventually led to the creation of soft radios and today’s highly popular smart phone.[Continue reading →]

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Blighter's low power, solid state, zero maintenance PESA radar with Doppler signal processing filters out sea wave clutter returns in both velocity and amplitude; detects very small and slow moving targets (smugglers and pirates in kayaks, RIBS etc.) in rough seas, heavy rain and fog out to 10km.[Continue reading →]

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced the new DesignWare® Sensor and Control IP Subsystem, a complete hardware and software solution optimized for a wide range of ultra-low power embedded sensor and control applications. The Sensor and Control IP Subsystem integrates the DesignWare ARC® EM4, EM6, EM5D or EM7D 32-bit processors, delivering efficient real-time control and DSP performance required for ultra-low power sensor- and control-based applications. Newly integrated peripherals include a UART for serial communication as well as a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) block and Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) interface for actuator/motor control functions. The optional IEEE 754-2008 compliant floating point unit (FPU) reduces energy consumption by up to 10X for sensor fusion applications implementing floating point operations. The DesignWare Sensor and Control IP Subsystem provides designers with a pre-verified, SoC-ready IP subsystem that delivers the energy-efficient processing required in markets such as the Internet of Things (IoT).

"Efficient integration of dedicated IP has become increasingly critical to meet the sensor processing requirements of IoT solutions," said Chuck Gritton, chief technology officer at Hillcrest Labs. "Synopsys has created a compelling IP subsystem that helps designers create more power-, area-, and performance-efficient sensor processing solutions for IoT devices."[Continue reading →]

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LinkeHope(tm) announces its new VPX payload single board computer named VP62105, a China Local-design, Local-manufacturing product. It's a modular design, based on COMexpress(r) technology, up to 4-core i7 processor from Intel(r) Ivy Bridge family. VP62105 is designed to meet harsh environment applications like rural communication, military, medical and outdoor video processing.[Continue reading →]

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4DSP announces the release of a new analog-to-digital (A/D) / digital-to-analog (D/A) FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) card for single-channel data acquisition and high-speed signal processing and recording. The FMC170 is an FMC daughter card that provides one 10-bit A/D channel with speeds up to 5 Gsps and one 10-bit D/A channel at 5 Gsps. It offers front panel analog I/O access and can be used in a conduction-cooled environment. This module delivers high-bandwidth connectivity for calculation-heavy FPGA-based applications. The FMC170 is very well-suited for high performance applications in the communications, medical, and defense industries.[Continue reading →]

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3U VPX Maxwell 28nm NVIDIA GPU NORTH AMERICA – WOLF Advanced Technology announces a quantum jump forward in video graphic and parallel processing performance. Built on NVIDIA’s 28nm Maxwell technology, WOLF’s VPX3U-GTX850M board processes CUDA at 1.2 Teraflops per second, using 45 Watts – the highest performance per watt, in today’s military and aerospace market.

“The low power consumption enables WOLF’s Maxwell-based conductive cooled VPX3U-GTX850M board to operate at full speed—nearly 1.2 Teraflops/sec—unlike previous generation Kepler boards that had to be down-clocked to meet necessary VPX thermal maximums,” says WOLF CEO Craig McLaren.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems has launched the OpenRFM(tm) standards initiative designed to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications with the goal of creating more affordable, flexible and open standards-based solutions.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems received a $23 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems and related services for a surface ship radar application.[Continue reading →]

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New VPX3-718 graphics module supports DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C Certifiability to speed development while reducing the cost and risk of safety-certifiable aviation systems ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the VPX3-718, a new rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) graphics display and video capture engine that supports DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C safety certifiability. The VPX3-718 graphics module significantly speeds and reduces the cost of developing critical aviation applications on any platform that requires high performance graphics and video processing. Designed for use in military and civil aviation applications, the VPX3-718, along with the VPX3-150 single board computer (SBC), are the first members of Curtiss-Wright’s new family of Safety Certifiable COTS Module solutions. These modules feature the standard DO-254/DO-178 design artifact packages required to support successful certification of the customer’s system. The VPX3-718 is powered by an AMD Radeon™ E4690 GPU. It is the first Curtiss-Wright graphics module to support full stream video capture and 1.485 Gbps HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) output to support the transfer of uncompressed high-definition video. It eases and speeds the integration of dual independent channels of 2D/3D graphics display into deployed airborne systems that require optimal performance, even in the most harsh environments.

“Our new family of Safety Certifiable COTS Modules represents our commitment to leading the industry in bringing rugged, safety certifiable COTS system solutions to airborne platforms,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “The VPX3-718 delivers high performance, cost-effective graphics and video capture supported by comprehensive DO-254 and DO-178 data artifact packages to help our customers get their critical aviation systems fielded sooner.”[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Expands its Hybricon(r) Family of Fabric40(tm) OpenVPX Backplanes with New Central-Switched and Pass-Through Profiles ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has expanded its industry leading family of 40Gbps Gen3 OpenVPX™ backplanes with the introduction of three (3) new Hybricon® central-switched Fabric40™ OpenVPX backplanes and two (2) new Gen3 OpenVPX-optimized Fabric40 OpenVPX pass-through backplanes. Curtiss-Wright’s Fabric40 family of backplanes is designed to enable end-to-end transmission of the high speed data required for the most demanding ground and airborne C4ISR and EW deployed applications. They deliver over 2x the performance of previous generation Serial RapidIO (SRIO) Gen-2-based systems and 4x the performance of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE)-based systems.

The new Gen3 OpenVPX backplanes support full-speed, bottleneck-free distribution of data over, Gen3 PCI-Express, 40Gbps Ethernet or Infiniband® fabrics. Featuring patent-pending signal integrity technology to ensure application reliability and reduced risk, these high performance backplanes enable the design of a new class of embedded subsystems capable of delivering previously unobtainable levels of performance to support numerous demanding defense and aerospace EW, SIGINT, RADAR applications, such as the real-time detection and identification of signals of interest. Designed for deployment in harsh defense and aerospace environments, Hybricon backplanes are ideal for use in air, naval, ground vehicles, and base station platforms.[Continue reading →]

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Innovative packaging, cooling and interconnect technologies combined with the new Intel(r) Xeon(r) E5-2600 v3 processors deliver up to 1.38 TFLOPS of full throttle, embedded general-purpose symmetric multi-processing power[Continue reading →]

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Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced two economical, easy-to-use development kits to accelerate the design of environmental and biometric sensing applications for a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) products. Target applications for the kits include home security systems, smart thermostats, smoke detectors, weather stations, smart watches, fitness bands, heart-rate earphones and other wearable products. Silicon Labs is demonstrating the new environmental and biometric sensing development kits at its booth in the IoT/Wearable Zone in Hall 4 at IIC-China in Shenzhen this week.

Silicon Labs’ SLSTK3201A environmental sensing development kit streamlines the process of developing IoT products that sense relative humidity (RH), temperature, ultraviolet (UV) light, ambient light, proximity and human gestures. The development kit combines an EFM32™ Zero Gecko microcontroller (MCU) starter kit with a sensor expansion board. The kit also features a gesture-controlled weather station application that tracks RH, temperature and UV index. Complete source code is available from Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio™ development platform, substantially reducing application development time.[Continue reading →]

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