Ixthos Inc. in Leesburg, Va., a producer of VMEbus digital signal processing (DSP) boards using the Texas Instruments C6X and Analog Devices SHARC processors, used COTScon East`99 as a forum to launch a quad 6x DSP board aimed at military and industrial applications. The new board is based on the Ixthos common heterogeneous architecture for multi-processing (CHAMP) architecture incorporating a 66 MHz 64-bit PCIbus. The board is available in three levels of ruggedization, including a conduction-cooled version. It delivers 4 billion floating point operations per second performance, in one 6U VME slot. — J.R.