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VME, VPX & VXS Quarterly Report November 2012
TOP STORY
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)
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
Themis Introduces NanoSWITCH Small Form Factor Network Device
Latest VME Single Board Computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ Processor to Boost Commercial and Rugged Applications
NAI Introduces Industry's Only Single Slot, 3U cPCI QorIQ P2041 SBC Solution with Mix-and-Match, Multi-function I/O and Communication Functions— On One Board!
X-ES Introduces 6U VPX SBC Supporting Freescale Eight-Core P4080 and Five Other QorIQ Processors
X-ES Supports 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor on 3U VPX Single Board Computer
VME/VME64x Backplanes and Chassis Made in the USA
Pixus Technologies Announces New High-CFM 1U SlimBox Chassis
X-ES Adds 6U VPX Module to Its Line of Intel® Core™ i7 Processor-Based Products
OpenVPX Interoperability Among Different Manufacturers in SFF Signal Processing Platform Expands VPX Ecosystem
Emerson Network Power
The MVME8100 6U VME board from Emerson Network Power uses a Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to provide significantly more computing performance and data throughput for a range of military and industrial control applications. Rugged variants are available with extended shock, vibration, temperature and conduction cooling capabilities.
North Atlantic Industries
NAI is a leading independent supplier of COTS and embedded COTS solutions for the defense and aerospace industries, and has established a worldwide reputation as a provider of the highest performance and quality products, including: COTS Single Board Computers, Intelligent Multi-function I/O, Rugged Power Supplies, PWM Motor Drives, Instrumentation and Embedded Systems Solutions.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
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)
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)
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)
Going Native with SuperSpeed Why access to native 10b data is essential to troubleshooting USB 3.0 designs. (more)
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FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
Systems Simulation Moves from Goods and Services to Experiences This is the first of two stories about Dassault Systemes move into the world of semiconductor development. …
Remaking The Playing Field Is the Imagination-MIPS deal really just a standalone purchase, or is there much more lurking under the surface? …
"MicroFlix"…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family? If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading → …
MORE FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
VME, VPX & VXS PRODUCT BRIEFS
LeCroy's PCI Express® Protocol Analysis and Test Tools (Teledyne LeCroy)
What is OpenVPX? (Elma Electronic Inc. )
VPX Backplanes (SIE Computing Solutions)
VPX/VXS Handles & Panels (Elma Electronic Inc.)
RIOV-2478 (CES - Creative Electronic Systems SA)
4 Channel 200 MHz 16-bit A/D with Virtex-7 FPGA VPX Onyx™ Board (Model 53760) (Pentek)
Elma Rugged ATR Platforms (Elma Electronic Inc.)
717 Series Air-Over Conduction Cooled ATR Enclosures (SIE Computing Solutions)
Mupac 760 Small Form Factor Series (SIE Computing Solutions)
VME RAIDStor (Elma Electronic Inc.)
VPX-300 3U VPX Reference Development Platform (Elma Electronic Inc.)
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WHITE PAPERS
Software Defined Radio Handbook, Ninth Edition
VPX for High-Performance Avionic Computers
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VIDEOS
Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
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Multicore Developers Conference
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May 21 - 22, 2013
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