Curtiss-Wright and Tektronix Component Solutions Partner to Bring Next-Generation Wideband Data Converter and RF Technol

Jan. 15, 2013

ASHBURN, VA - JANUARY 7, 2013Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, and Tektronix Component Solutions, today announced that they have entered into a partnership to develop rugged electronics subsystems designed to address the growing demand for wideband data converters and radio frequency (RF) technologies in the defense and aerospace markets.

Under the partnership, Curtiss-Wright will integrate Tektronix Component Solutions next-generation data converter technology, including A/D and D/A converters, and instrument-grade RF front-end components, into a new line of rugged open architecture digital signal processing (DSP) boards and high performance embedded computing (HPEC) subsystems designed to deliver the highest possible performance for radar, SIGINT/EW, imaging, ISR and other compute-intensive applications.

“We are very excited to announce this new partnership with Tektronix Component Solutions, which will provide our customers with the industry’s most advanced embedded data conversion and RF front-end technologies integrated into our market leading open architecture COTS DSP modules,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions. “The combination of our VPX boards and Tektronix components will improve the warfighter’s access to critical sensor data, identifying signals of interest more quickly, thanks to improved calculation of complex signal and image processing algorithms.”

“This relationship provides a great opportunity to bring together our two organization’s complementary capabilities to best serve our customers,” said Tom Buzak, president, Tektronix Component Solutions. “With Curtiss-Wright’s expertise in high performance embedded computing and Tektronix’ wideband data converter and RF technologies, our combined offerings can enable the performance of an array of next-generation defense and aerospace systems.”

Curtiss-Wright Controls Sales & Editorial Contacts

For editorial information regarding Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions products or services, contact John Wranovics, public relations director, Curtiss-Wright Controls, Tel: (925) 640-6402; email: [email protected]

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: [email protected].

Tektronix Component Solutions Sales & Editorial Contacts

For editorial information regarding Tektronix Component Solutions products or services, contact Eric Hodges, Tektronix Component Solutions, [email protected], (503) 627-4521.

Sales inquiries: To discuss specific capabilities for custom components, please contact [email protected] or call (800) 462-9835.

About Tektronix Component Solutions

Tektronix Component Solutions is a proven microelectronics services provider offering a complete range of custom design, prototyping, manufacturing, and test services to equipment manufacturers. With more than 40 years of experience serving the measurement, military, medical, and communications markets, Tektronix Component Solutions works as an extension of our customers’ product teams to cost-effectively resolve the most demanding component challenges. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix Component Solutions can be found on the web at

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and systems for defense applications. CWCDS serves as a technology and integration partner to its customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions. Our unmatched capabilities and product breadth span from industry standard based COTS modules to complete electronic subsystems. The company’s modules and systems are currently deployed in a wide range of demanding defense & aerospace applications including C4ISR systems, unmanned subsystems, mission computing, fire control, turret stabilization, and recording & storage solutions. Additionally, the company’s broad engineering capabilities combine systems, software, electrical, and mechanical design expertise with comprehensive program management and a broad range of life-cycle support services. For more information visit

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Curtiss-Wright Controls is the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit


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