Curtiss-Wright Controls Adds Event Analysis Tool to CHAMP-AV8 Continuum Insights™ Multiprocessor Tool Suite

July 2, 2013

ASHBURN, VA – February 25, 2013 – Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, has announced the addition of a powerful new Event Analysis tool to its CHAMP-AV8 Continuum Insights™ 5.1 suite of GUI-based system monitoring, system management and multi-processor debug software tools for developers of application software for multiprocessor embedded multicomputer systems.

The new Continuum Insights Event Analysis tool provides a multi-node extension of Wind River’s System Viewer, enabling it to show events from many processing nodes operating in parallel.  This type of capability is essential to high performance embedded computing (HPEC) developers seeking to debug or optimize code.

“With the addition of its new Event Analysis tool, Continuum Insights™ extends its established leading position as the most fully featured suite of tools for VxWorks HPEC development,” said Lynn Bamford, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions. “With the rapid adoption of OpenVPX™ and its seamless scalability to over 100 CPU cores in a single 19” enclosure, the Event Analysis Tools’ ability to reduce software development cost and schedule risk is invaluable to developers.”

About Continuum Insights™

Continuum Insights is a suite of software tools that aid software development for multi-processor systems. Continuum Insights provides programmers visibility into the entire system via the collection of critical, periodic, non-intrusive, real-time data. Continuum Insights provides the level of information needed by developers of complex systems to accurately tune their system and shorten costly development time.

Continuum Insights is built using the Wind River WorkBench and Eclipse™ Development and Application Frameworks, which draw from the open source community for open development platforms and ensures maximum compatibility with industry leading Integrated Development Environments. Continuum Insights furthers Curtiss-Wright’s COTS Continuum product architecture by harnessing the advantages of complementary Continuum products such as Continuum BSP, Continuum Vector Signal Processing Libraries, and Continuum IPC Inter-Processor Communication Library. Continuum Insights is supported on Curtiss-Wright's VPX-based SBCs, DSP and FPGA engines including the CHAMP-AV8CHAMP-FX3 and VPX6-6902.

Continuum Insights Features:

Event Analysis Tool

The Continuum Insights Event Analysis Tool collects and displays operating system level events, driver-level events, and user-defined events across multiple processors and cores within a system, all accurately time aligned using a common time-base. Because the event data is collected in real-time, Continuum Insights enables developers to debug and verify critical interactions between tasks among multiple processor and cores.

System Monitoring Tool

The Continuum Insights System Monitoring tool provides a hierarchical, graphical representation of a multicomputer system. System and health information are updated in real-time providing displays of processing threads, utilization, task allocations, and processor-level and system-level configuration information.

Price and Availability

Pricing for Continuum Insights is based on each project per site. There are no run-time royalties, and no per developer seat charges.

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]. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Tel: (978) 952-2017.

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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