NASHUA, N.H. – Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace have recognized WOLF Advanced Technology in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, as a platinum-level winner in the publications' 2020 Innovators Awards for the company's VPX3U-XAVIER-SBC 3U VPX single-board computer for use in military, aerospace, and other harsh-environment applications.
The VPX3U-XAVIER-SBC includes an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module and the WOLF FGX, and is suited for applications that require artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing, machine vision, or NVIDIA general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) CUDA processing.
The embedded computing board offers autonomous operation and a power draw of less than 50 Watts. The NVIDIA AGX GPGPU provides advancements in edge and autonomous computing, without the need for continued cloud connectivity. It enables local visual odometry, sensor fusion, localization and mapping, obstacle detection, and path planning algorithms for next-generation autonomous platforms.
The 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Innovators Awards are to recognize products as solutions to difficult aerospace and defense systems design challenges. The awards are in three tiers: platinum, gold, and silver. The awards were announced on 7 Sept. 2020.
Developers using this module can benefit from NVIDIA’s artificial intelligence (AI) tools and work flows as well as the NVIDIA JetPack software-development kit.
Features include NVIDIA Volta GPU with 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor Cores, ; NVIDIA Carmel 8-core ARMv8.2 64-bit CPU; two NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator (DLA) engines; as much as 32 TOPS of deep learning inference computing using the GPU and Deep Learning Accelerator (DLA) engines; two NVIDIA Vision Accelerator engines; 16 gigabytes of 256-bit LPDDR4 memory; and NVENC / NVDEC hardware-based video codecs for H.264/H.265.
The 3U VPX WOLF-12TP module includes factory configuration options to solve system integration challenges. This module has been designed to support VPX REDI (VITA 48) and OpenVPX (VITA 65).
In addition, the WOLF-12TP includes a WOLF FXG to support additional video formats that are not native to the Xavier GPU. This also allows WOLF to react quickly to customer requirements for additional video formats. For more information contact WOLF Advanced Technology online at https://wolfadvancedtechnology.com.