Embedded computing boards with high-speed A/D and D/A conversion introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 29 April 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the OpenVPX embedded computing boards with high-speed A/D and D/A conversion. The company's CHAMP-WB boards offer sampling rates from 12.5 to 25 gigasamples per second at 8-bits A/D and 10 bits D/A.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va., 29 April 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the OpenVPX embedded computing boards with high-speed A/D and D/A conversion. The company's CHAMP-WB boards offer sampling rates from 12.5 to 25 gigasamples per second at 8-bits A/D and 10 bits D/A.

The CHAMP-WB is for demanding wide-spectrum communications applications. The boards enable direct RF sampling of bandwidths to 15 GHz using open-architecture COTS modules. The boards speed and simplify the design of very high performance Wideband SIGINT, EW, and SATCOM applications for deployed platforms such as manned and unmanned aircraft, ground vehicles, ships and base stations.

These open-architecture receiver and transmitter products are the latest ISR and EW solutions resulting from Curtiss-Wright's technology and marketing partnership with Tektronix Component Solutions.

The ultra-high sampling rates, supported by the board-sets, enable huge swaths of bandwidth to be scanned for signals of interest. When used in dual channel mode, the CHAMP-WB A25G saves a system slot, eliminating the need for a second CHAMP-WB to provide a second independent channel.

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The A/D and D/A modules that are hosted on the CHAMP-WB board were developed by Curtiss-Wright and Tektronix Component Solutions. Offered first in an L0 air-cooled configuration, with rugged variants to follow in the future, the CHAMP-WB A25G and CHAMP-WB D25G, enable system designers to begin rapidly begin development of their wideband applications.

Software support for the 25-gigasample per second receiver and transmitter modules will include Curtiss-Wright's FXTools BSP and FPGA design kit, which features highly-optimized IP Blocks, a development environment, reference designs, scriptable simulation test benches and software libraries. Operating environment support includes VxWorks and Linux variants.

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

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