LEESBURG, Va., 15 Feb. 2008. Executives at Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., have acquired Pentland Systems Ltd. of Livingston, Scotland -- a specialist in rugged signals-acquisition technologies.
The purchase enhances Curtiss-Wright's sensor-processing product portfolio by adding RF/IF signals acquisition, analog, digital I/O, and synchro/resolver products for radar, software defined radio (SDR), and signals intelligence applications, Curtiss-Wright officials say.
The acquisition of Pentland's business and assets also strengthens Curtiss-Wright's presence in the United Kingdom and European markets. Financial details of the acquisition were not released.
"With the addition of Pentland's products and technologies, Curtiss-Wright has now raised the bar for rugged sensor processing to the subsystem level," says Rob Hoyecki, director of the Curtiss-Wright Digital Signal Processing Division. "Their approach, which tightly couples the analog front-end with FPGA technology is highly desired by our customers who require a defined signal bandwidth to be delivered at the application level."
Pentland supplies rugged high-performance analog acquisition and reconstruction products for military and aerospace sonar, radar, signals intelligence, and software-defined radio applications. Pentland's products and technology will be organized under Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's Modular Solutions group, which Hoyecki will manage.
The Pentland acquisition "fits our strategy of continuing to expand our portfolio to offer the broadest and most tightly integrated rugged deployed COTS boards and subsystems available," says Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.