Embedded computers with fast D/A converters for SIGINT and EW offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 3 April 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing versions of the company's CHAMP-WB rugged 6U OpenVPX embedded computers with the TDAC-25 10-bit 25-gigabit-per-second digital-to-analog converter from Tektronix Component Solutions in Beaverton, Ore.

Curtiss-Wright first will deliver the TDAC-25 on the CHAMP-WB-DRFM card featuring the Tektronix 12.5-gigasample A/D converter and D/A converter-based TADF-4300 module. Curtiss-Wright and Tektronix designed the TADF-4300 together for use with the CHAMP-WB Xilinx Virtex-7 field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based 6U VPX card.

The TDAC-25 D/A converter is an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed with defense, aerospace, telecom, commercial, and medical applications in mind. The device delivers as much as -60 dBc of dynamic range and enables direct-generation of wideband signals.

The TDAC-25, which Tektronix says is the world's fastest commercially available D/A converter, can increase the wideband RF data conversion performance for signal generation in demanding electronic warfare (EW), secure communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), coherent optical systems, radar simulation, and commercial aerospace applications.

Introduction of the Tektronix TDAC-25 enables Curtiss-Wright to announce a D/A converter-only configuration of the CHAMP-WB featuring 25-gigabit-per-second capability in a ruggedized version.

Curtiss-Wright plans to provide the TDAC-25-based D/A converter-only configuration on the forthcoming CHAMP-WB-AWG (arbitrary waveform generator) card for direct generation of wideband RF signals, reducing the need for additional frequency conversion blocks.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions online at www.cwcdefense.com.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Sensors Unlimited GA1280JSX High Resolution, Mil-Rugged, Extended High Sensitivity InGaAs SWIR Camera

Manufactures a high resolution, mil-rugged, extended high-sensitivity 0.9 Mpixel InGaAs SWIR came...

M1U20xx 1U Military-Grade Computer System

The M1U20xx Military-Grade Rack Mount System is a reliable high-performance mil-spec 1U solution ...

Related Companies

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

American Infrared Solutions (AIRS)

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles


Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles