ASHBURN, Va., 30 Oct. 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the CHAMP-WB family of Xilinx Virtex-7 6U OpenVPX digital signal processing (DSP) board for sense-and-response applications that require high bandwidth and minimal latency.
In addition, Curtiss-Wright also is introducing the TADF-4300 6U OpenVPX embedded computing board with the Tektronix Component Solutions 12-gigasample-per-second analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. These two modules are for wideband digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) processing for defense and aerospace embedded computing applications.
The rugged CHAMP-WB-DRFM card set is optimized for electronic warfare (EW), while the TADF-4300 enables designers to develop powerful embedded DRFM solutions with 3x the performance of existing CMOS-based offerings when coupled with the CHAMP-WB's on-board Virtex 7 FPGA and high-speed wideband interfaces, company officials say.
As a standalone card, the CHAMP-WB is designed to support applications that need large amounts of I/O bandwidth coupled with FPGA processing and minimal delay. Its modular design supports both standard Virtex 7-compatible FMC (VITA 57) mezzanine cards.
The TADF-4300 module also can operate in a dual-channel 6-gigasample-per-second A/D converter-only or D/A converter-only mode. The module contains built-in clock generation and calibration logic.
The CHAMP-WB's data plane connects to the FPGA with support for Gen2 Serial RapidIO or 40-Gigabit Ethernet data plane fabrics. Alternate fabrics also can be supported with different FPGA cores. A Gen3 PCI Express switch connected to the board's expansion plane enables one host card to control several CHAMP-WB cards without using data-plane bandwidth.
Memory support on the CHAMP-WB includes two 64-bit 4-gigabyte DDR3L memory banks that provide to 8 gigabytes of on-card data capture or pattern generation capability.
For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions online at www.cwcdefense.com.