DSP embedded computing board for radar and electronic warfare (EW) applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Oct. 22, 2019
Board is for floating-point intensive DSP applications like synthetic aperture radar (SAR), sonar, multi-sensor processing, and mission computing.

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the CHAMP-XD1S high-performance 3U OpenVPX digital signal processor (DSP) for demanding size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) applications.

The board is for floating-point intensive DSP applications like specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), sonar, multi-sensor processing, direction finding, and mission computing.

The multi-core high performance embedded computing (HPEC) module offers advanced security features, and delivers the performance of a 12 core (576 GigaFLOPS) Intel Xeon D processor, a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (ZU4EG) FPGA, and a Flash-based Microsemi SmartFusion2 IPMC FPGA with HOST v3.0 support to deliver data security.

The board's advanced TrustedCOTS security features include enhanced trusted boot capabilities, such as FPGA-based authenticated boot code and other features, to protect against malicious cyber attacks and reverse engineering.

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It also supports Intel Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 and NVMe encrypted Flash memory. The CHAMP-XD1S features memory modules that provide enhanced security protection for processor and FPGA memory.

This rugged module is size, weight and power (SWaP)-optimized solution for system integrators seeking to deploy high compute performance in support of compute-intensive applications that require high security.

Planned software support for the CHAMP-XD1S includes board support packages (BSP) for CentOS 7.6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, and a TrustedCOTS security firmware/software package.

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Support also will be provided for Curtiss-Wright's OpenHPEC Accelerator suite of development tools and Dolphin SuperSockets eXpressWare over PCI Express software. Support for Wind River VxWorks 7 is planned.

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

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