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Military & Aerospace Quarterly Report December 2012
TOP STORY
From Visual Studio to FPGA Hardware
A snapshot on the current state-of-the-art in FPGA software to hardware compilation. (more)
Themis
Themis is a leading developer and supplier of ruggedized high performance VME single-board computers and UltraSPARC-based servers for COTS military and aerospace applications. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks and costs of failure caused by environmental extremes.
FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
New Themis NanoPAKs Implement AMD Fusion Processors
Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. Announces the Delivery of its New Four Slot OpenVPX Chassis
EADS North America Test and Services introduces the Racal Instruments™ 1257A, RFIU switch system family
Microsemi Adds Extended Flow to RT ProASIC3 FPGA Product Family
SIE Computing Solutions Introduces New Mupac Small Form Factor Series
X-ES Introduces 6U VPX SBC Supporting Freescale Eight-Core P4080 and Five Other QorIQ™ Processors
ADLINK Technology Announces COM Express® Type 6 Module with High-performance Graphics and Three Independent Display Interfaces
LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 Deployed by Rockwell Collins in Pro Line Fusion Series of Flight Deck Systems
FEATURED WHITE PAPERS & VIDEOS
Model 78621 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - PCIe
Highly Integrated Microcontroller from Maxim Integrated Is the Most Secure, Single-Chip Protection for Financial Terminals
GE Announces High Performance Graphics Board for Optimum Performance in Constrained Environments
OpenVPX Interoperability Among Different Manufacturers in SFF Signal Processing Platform Expands VPX Ecosystem
Rugged Solution Expertise at Heart Of New High Performance COM Express Module From GE
Pentek Introduces Newest Multichannel, Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for UAV, Radar and Communications Applications
TI unveils industry's first 4-MB Flash memory device for harsh environments
Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces Gedae Software Development Support for its 3rd Generation Intel® Core™i7 CHAMP-AV8 DSP Engine
Pentair
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Annapolis Micro Systems
Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. The FPGA Systems Performance Leader. OpenVPX System - COTS, 8 TB Storage Board, Switch - Up to 4Tbs, 10G/40G/56G Ethernet, QDR & FDR Infiniband, PCI Express 8x Gen3, Xilinx & Altera FPGAs, Chassis, Backplane, RTM, Clock Boards, Up to 5 GSps A/D and 4 GSps D/A.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
VITA 62 Power Supplies: Filling a Standards Gap for 3U VPX Systems The recently ratified VITA 62 standard provides clear definitions for power supply vendors and supports a powerful set of advanced features, making the mission-critical system designer's job immensely easier. (more)
PCIe Follows USB 3.0 to Mobile Applications PCIe is following USB into mobile chip-to-chip applications by adopting the low-power MIPI M-PHY. (more)
From Visual Studio to FPGA Hardware A snapshot on the current state-of-the-art in FPGA software to hardware compilation. (more)
Bringing HPC Technology to Mil-Aero, Embedded Deployment Embedded HPEC systems are following the commercial HPC trend towards Intel x86 architectures running Linux, but deployed on VITA's rugged OpenVPX form factor with RapidIO interconnect fabrics. (more)
Type Zero Hypervisor – the New Frontier in Embedded Virtualization The hypervisor's full control over the hardware platform and ability to virtualize hardware platforms are beneficial in environments that face high security threats and demand high reliability. (more)
Ten Things to Remember about Maintenance Here are ten important concepts that manufacturers of military aircraft might want to consider about the ongoing maintenance of their products. (more)
Elma Electronic – Rugged Design Comes in Many Forms Elma is the defacto leader in electronic packaging for COTS based computer architectures. Our platforms cover the gamut from 19" rackmount crates for benign environments to ruggedized, shock-isolated (more)
Security Measures for Internet Enabled Devices Increased reliance on intelligent devices and a growing number of threats require proactive security measures. (more)
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) X-ES has an extensive portfolio of products to fit any military or aerospace application. X-ES provides Intel and Freescale processor-based 3U and 6U VPX, COM Express, 3U and 6U cPCI, PrPMCs, XMCs, and (more)
Addressing the High-Performance Embedded Challenge with VSIPL and VSIPL++ VSIPL enhances programmer productivity - and abstraction - in signal- and image-processing. (more)
Bringing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks to the battlefield using COTS open standards The U.S. Army is creating their Enterprise Network utilizing standards-based commercial technology. However, utilizing commercial products to network combat vehicles, aircraft, and soldiers on the battlefield where there's no fixed infrastructure may not pass muster. A better COTS network is needed. (more)
A Mobile Starbucks Hotspot, in Spots That Aren't So Hot. And There's No Coffee. Radio Aware Routing protocols enable ad hoc battlefield networks. (more)
Requirements for Storage Solutions in Military and Aviation Applications SSDs designed for aerospace and defense are rugged and reliable. (more)
Moving To N-Dimensional Embedded Supercomputers From CPU-bound to today's I/O-bound architectures. We now have enough CPU horsepower to worry about I/O bottlenecks. But how did we get here? The future lies beyond 2D architectures. (more)
Security-Critical Software-Development Process and Tools As software written to MILS and Common Criteria guidelines becomes more common in security and defense applications, organizations increasingly look to automated tools to provide the proper analysis and verification artifacts for certification authorities. (more)
High-Speed Mobile Data Acquisition Using Off-the-Shelf Components Realizing the potential of Intel embedded solutions in mil/aero digital data recording applications (more)
The Case for Optimal Mid-Sized Shelves for AdvancedTCA Applications The doors have opened with new possibilities in mid-sized ATCA shelves, which are gaining traction in applications such as military, data center and telco designs. (more)
HPEC 101 HPEC combines the latest processor and interconnect technologies like VPX to allow military organizations to pack more computing power into smaller spaces for SIGINT, radar, EW, and other systems. (more)
Techniques for Measuring ACLR Performance in LTE Transmitters Modern wireless service providers are continually pushing for more bandwidth to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services to more users. Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a next-generation cellular technology (more)
Going Native with SuperSpeed Why access to native 10b data is essential to troubleshooting USB 3.0 designs. (more)
Context is Key as Augmented Reality Takes Off Sensor-based augmented reality and contextual awareness are already moving beyond the "cool" factor to drive new, high-utility applications in a wide range of applications. (more)
EADS
EADS North America Test and Services
We are the home of some of the industry's most respected and trusted test and measurement products:
• Racal Instruments™ test and switching products
• Talon Instruments™ digital products
• Trig-Tek vibration and test products
• TYX software products
• Tabor Instruments waveform generators and amplifier products(distributed)
• KineticSystems data acquisition products (distributed)
Aerocon
Attend AeroCon February 12-14, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center! AeroCon brings manufacturers, suppliers, experts, and thought leaders together to showcase the latest technologies, ideas, and breakthrough applications for aerospace and defense manufacturing.
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
One Step At A Time FinFETs provide an important bridge for power and performance, but they're not free. …
Semiconductor GPU IP Faces Cloud Division Cloud computing offers many challenges including the division of graphic-processing IP and rendering tasks between the mobile device and cloud-based servers. …
MORE FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
MILITARY & AEROSPACE PRODUCT BRIEFS
4 Channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA VPX Onyx™ Board (Model 53760) (Pentek)
Rugged and Extended Temperature System Design (ADL Embedded Solutions Inc.)
ADLQM67PC – Sandy Bridge Performance, Dual and Quad Core (ADL Embedded Solutions Inc.)
RIO5 Family (CES - Creative Electronic Systems SA)
3220Q OpenVPX Intel Blade (CSP Inc.)
ATCA-7365 Rugged Communications Platform (Elma Electronic Inc.)
Rugged MIL-STD & Seismic Cabinets (Optima EPS)
WILDSTAR OpenVPX EcoSystem (Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.)
TeraXP™ Development Workstation (Intel, GPGPU) (CSP Inc.)
Floodgate™ Embedded Firewall (Icon Labs)
3U OpenVPX™ 9-slot Backplanes (Elma Electronic Inc. )
ATCA-F1 Dual AMD Socket F AdvancedTCA Blade (Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., An Avnet Company)
ATCA-RT01 AdvancedTCA® RTM with Video and Storage (Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., An Avnet Company)
Dual Intel® Xeon® E5 ATCA® Blade (ATCA-N1) (Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., An Avnet Company)
Carrier Cards for COM Express & other Mezzanines (Elma Electronic Inc. )
SWaP Rugged Enclosure for OpenVPX (Elma Electronic Inc.)
VPX Backplanes (SIE Computing Solutions)
Elma Rugged ATR Platforms (Elma Electronic Inc.)
716 Conduction Cooled ATR Enclosures (SIE Computing Solutions)
720 Liquid Cooled ATR Enclosures (SIE Computing Solutions)
Rugged and Secure Storage Products (Elma Electronic Inc.)
Rugged Ethernet Switches (Elma Electronic Inc.)
Iconfidant SSH & SSL (Icon Labs)
LeCroy's PCI Express® Protocol Analysis and Test Tools (Teledyne LeCroy)
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WHITE PAPERS
Automated Target Tracking
Software Defined Radio Handbook, Ninth Edition
more white papers
VIDEOS
Model 78621 3-Ch 200 MHz A/D with DDC & 2-Ch 800 MHz D/A with DUC, Virtex-6 FPGA - PCIe
Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
more videos
UPCOMING EVENTS
Multicore Developers Conference
Hyatt Santa Clara, California
May 21 - 22, 2013
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