LONG BEACH, Calif., 16 Jan. 2006. Radstone Embedded Computing in Towcester, England, formed a Systems Applications Integration business unit to help promote VITA 46 VPX applications, company officials announced Jan. 16.
"It is especially true that the arrival of VPX-based products later in the year will present our customers with both opportunities and challenges with respect to the underlying infrastructure, and our Systems Applications Integration business will be ideally placed to help them leverage the benefits of VPX technology," says Radstone President Peter Cavill.
"Our plan is that we will help them focus on higher level integration issues, allowing them to rely on us to provide complete, integrated subsystems rather than products that need to be integrated," Cavill says. Radstone made the announcement at the Bus and Board conference in Long Beach, Calif.
The new unit joins the Radstone Digital Processing, ICS Sensor Processing, and Octec Image Processing units within Radstone Embedded Computing.
Radstone is focusing on VME and VPX products, integrated bridge processor architectures such as the MPC 8641 and on the 3U form factor. Later this year company officials say they plan to announce a range of VPX single-board computers, graphics processors, Ethernet switches, and software-defined radio blades based on the 3U form factor.
Radstone expects that the 3U form factor will become increasingly important in the future as a result of the rapidly increasing demand for systems that are smaller, lighter and consume less power.
Radstone's applications center located in Billerica, MA, will be the primary point of contact for all U.S. customers who need solutions not available from the company's standard products for mission computing, radar, and sonar.
International customers will use application centers at Radstone's Towcester, England, office, and in Ottawa, Ontario, which will focus on data acquisition, data recording, and software-defined radio.
For more information contact Radstone online at www.radstone.com.