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Pentair Equipment Protection announces the Schroff® 450/40 family of ATCA chassis' with the introduction of 14U, 14-slot models. Designed to accommodate the requirements of next
When designing a system on a chip (SoC) that employs one or more embedded processor cores, the choice...
In Part II, IP Extreme’s Savage reveals why IP standards take so long while discussing brand values,...
Today chip giant Intel announced outgoing CEO Paul Otellini’s replacement: he’s Brian Krzanich,...
The Pentagon this week has allowed the Department of Defense to start purchasing Samsung KNOX-enabled phones such as the Galaxy S4. It also approved the use of BlackBerry 10. This is part of the US Government’s move to start using COTS (consumer off-the-shelf) technology rather than always building its own. “We...
Intel vs GM: What’s In Store for Intel’s New CEO, President / (Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded)
Today chip giant Intel announced outgoing CEO Paul Otellini’s replacement: he’s Brian Krzanich, former Intel COO and likely an Intel lifer. As Otellini bids goodbye at the annual stockholders’ meeting on May 16, Krzanich moves in as the company’s sixth … Continue reading →...
DVCon 2013: Functional Verification Is EDA’s “Killer App” / (Joseph Hupcey Blog)
With another year of record attendance, DVCon has again proven that a functional verification-focused mix of trade show and technical conference is what customers need to get their jobs done. Here are some of the some of the highlights I took away from this informative event:DVCon 2013 was a one stop shop for panels,...
Analog Devices introduced the AD9250-FMC-250EBZ kit for FPGA development. The FPGA mezzanine cards (FMC) features JEDEC JESD204B SerDes (serializer/de-serializer) technology. The AD9250-FMC-250EBZ kit helps digital and analog designers simplify and rapidly prototype high-speed JESD204B A/D converter-to-FPGA platforms. AD9250-FMC-250EBZ...
Inspired by a 2.5-inch disk drive, VITA 73's "MicroATR" box is really tiny...and rugged.
The SigPro 1 Open ATR box is an OpenVPX™ based signal acquisition system intended for use in signal processing and recording applications such as data acquisition radar, beamforming, and other high speed signal processing applications.
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
VPX backplanes surpass 40 Gbps in copper Ethernet and also gain a backplane optical interface connector.
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.
X-ES has an extensive VPX product line. Highlighted here are some of our newest 3U VPX products providing the highest levels of performance and reliability for the most demanding military
Cloud computing will play an increasingly significant role in FPGA designs because the benefits to designers are tremendous. Chip design engineers face a myriad of challenges in
Flash memories wear out, but there are ways to minimize their demise, from application changes to file system software.
A discussion with Aitech and Curtiss-Wright about heat, processors, fabrics, and VME’s synergy with VPX and all things “U”.
Protocol, while giving us the benefits of security and reliability, kills performance and efficiency.
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Designed to deliver mission-critical computing performance in a fully portable enclosure - ideal for rugged small spaces. Building on SIE Computing Solution’s 40-year history
Compatible Operating Systems:VME, VME64x, VXS, VPX and CPCI architectures The 717 Series is available in standard ARINC sizes that include 1/2 ATR Short to 1-1/2 ATR Long and any
Compatible Operating Systems:Linux, Windows, and VxWorks operating systems Compatible Architectures: COTS and rugged, 3U VPX, 3U/6U cPCI, PCIe and XMC Model 53720 is a member
Compatible Operating Systems:Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG Compatible Architectures: OpenVPX, VPX The 3220Q is a rugged high-performance 6U OpenVPX Blade, with
Compatible Operating Systems: Linux, Wind River VxWorks Compatible Architectures: Power Architecture Emerson Network Power’s MVME2500 series features the Freescale QorIQ™
Compatible Operating Systems: Linux, Wind River VxWorks, Green Hills Integrity Compatible Architectures: Power The MVME8100 is a high performance 6U VME/VXS SBC featuring the
Compatible Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise MRG Compatible Architectures: OpenVPX, VPX The 3300GTX provides CSPI’s TeraXP™ Embedded Servers
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The SWaP-C trend continues unabated as ever more C4ISR, SIGINT, SDR and radar/sonar processing applications demand TeraFLOP computing in rugged, compact systems.
Editor Chris Ciufo spent time with Microchip software manager Joe Drzewiecki at the Spring DESIGN West show (formerly known as ESC). Microchip launched their new MPLAB X compiler strategy that now goes across all Microchip MCUs. It also adds a new license strategy, optimizations that compile 35 percent faster on 32-bit devices (or save 35 percent on code size). There's also a "totally free" version of the MPLAB X compiler. Check out the 3 minute video.
At DESIGN West 2012 (aka "ESC" San Jose), Senior Editor Chris A. Ciufo sat down with TI's Matt Kurtz, Manager, Wireless Connectivity Group. Matt's group's job is to add wireless capabilities to microcontrollers with "everything from ANT to ZigBee". Consider their SimpleLink initiative, which is comprised of chipsets, protocols, APIs and drivers that make easy the task of adding wireless to a TI microcontroller product. In this short video, Matt explains that TI's focus is one-stop-shopping and simplicity. Judging from market feedback, TI has met its goals.
Jason Smith, Product Marketing Manager for Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's San Diego office, provides an overview of the 1201 and 1901 Intel Single Board Computers now available to ship to customers. For more information on the 1201 go to www.cwcembedded.com/1201, and for the 1901 go to www.cwcembedded.com/1901.
Featured White Papers
What is VPX? VPX (VITA 46) is the next generation of ruggedized compact embedded systems. VPX expands the possible bandwidth, compared to traditional VME systems, by replacing the parallel bus with high speed serial busses. In this white paper, we discuss the serial interconnects, profiles, protocols, and more.
FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. Programmable logic technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such as seen with DDCs .For many applications, the shift from ASIC to FPGA brings advantages that include design flexibility, higher precision processing, higher channel density, lower power, and lower cost per channel. With the advent of each new, higher-performance FPGA family, these benefits continue to increase. This handbook introduces the basics of FPGA technology and its relationship to SDR (Software Defined Radio) systems.
Small light-weight UAV SAR have always been a compromise between size, weight, and power, with capability and real-time actionable intelligence. Traditional digital signal processing technologies processing capability struggles to meet small light weight UAV SAR mission requirements in a timely fashion. Rugged COTS GPGPU boards with their impressive processing capability will disrupt the traditional methods of creating and designing SARs for light-weight UAVs.
PCI Express Switch Fabric for High Performance Embedded Computing
(2nd edition: VXFabric™ meets gen3 PCIe)
Pentek offers board and system-level SDR products that include digital downconverters, upconverters and transceivers for a complete SDR solution.
Traditional high-performance computing platforms are limited by the connection bandwidth and latency between the multiple computing elements needed to achieve the performance targets. For the embedded market, the difficulty is compounded by the demanding environmental requirements. The VPX standard resolves this limitation with a large number of high-throughput point-to-point connections between the processing elements in a rugged mechanical structure.
OpenVPX System Bandwidth: A comparison of 10Gb Ethernet Performance, Serial Rapid IO, and InfiniBand
This paper compares the bandwidth available to two common types of dataflow for systems based on the VITA 65 CEN16 central switched topology, using three different fabrics – Serial RapidIO (SRIO), 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), and Double Data Rate InfiniBand (DDR IB).