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23 Apr 12. e2v aerospace and defense announced that its hi-rel semiconductor operation in Santa Clara has completed full qualification of the QP54AC646 octal transceiver/register, with three-state outputs. This product has been fully re-engineered and manufactured on a mainstream CMOS process, and approved for compliance to the DLA Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD). This product serves as a drop-in replacement for the National/Fairchild/RCA 54AC646 device used in key mil/aero applications. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

23 Apr 12. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, has announced that it will enhance its Industry-leading dual-processor CHAMP-AV8 rugged, high performance OpenVPX™ DSP (digital signal processing) engine by upgrading the card with the new Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE processor. Use of the newly announced Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE is expected to deliver a 50% improvement in Power/Watt performance (at elevated temperatures) over the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE processor, a significant advantage for multi-processor DSP processing in embedded deployed SWaP-constrained military platforms. The enhanced CHAMP-AV8 also supports IDT’s upcoming Gen2 PCIe-to-sRIO protocol conversion bridging semiconductor product, bringing the performance and bandwidth advantages of Serial RapidIO® (SRIO) switch fabrics to the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor-based embedded computing applications. Available in a full range of air- and conduction-cooled configurations, the rugged CHAMP-AV8 combines the significantly improved floating-point performance of the Intel® CoreTM i7-3612QE processor with the substantial bandwidth and system-enabling features of the 6U OpenVPX form factor. The board’s pair of quad-core processors feature new Intel AVX floating-point instructions, and delivers unmatched performance, rated at up to 269 GFLOPS. Supporting the DSP engine’s floating-point performance is a 21GB/s (peak) DDR3 memory sub-system that provides ample bandwidth to simultaneously serve CPU access and streaming I/O from its SRIO and PCIe interfaces.

23 Apr 12. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls, enhances its rugged, high performance OpenVPX Intel® processor-based single board computer (SBC) product line with the introduction of the new VPX3-1257, its first OpenVPX™ SBC designed with the new quad-core 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE processor. The VPX3-1257 is the latest member of CWCDS’s family of next generation multi-core Intel® architecture-based SBCs, and builds on the success of the earlier VPX3-1256 that was based on the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE processor. The new Intel Core i7-3612QE processor delivers a significantly improved thermal profile, enabling greater cooling for the extended temperature ranges demanded by the most rugged Mil/Aero/Gov customer. The VPX3-1257 is a full-featured 3U OpenVPX SBC, designed for harsh-environment, air and conduction-cooled aerospace and defense applications. Additionally, the VPX3-1257 is fully backwards compatible with the popular VPX3-1256 based on the Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE processor (formerly known as “Sandy Bridge”). The new Intel Core i7-3612QE processor, with its reduced power at a similar clock speed, delivers the improved performance per watt required by size, weight, and power (SWaP) constrained applications. Designed with a comprehensive set of features, including on-board I/O, x8 PCIe Gen2 fabric, and XMC mezzanine module expansion, the VPX3-1257 satisfies the most demanding fielded applications from unmanned aerial and ground vehicles, tactical aircraft, and armored vehicles to rugged naval systems.

27 Apr 12. Paradigm Secure Communications, part of EADS Astrium, will be demonstrating the capabilities of Xmar

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