Kontron announced the VX3327 3U VPX graphics card. The VX3327 OpenVPX-compliant board includes the AMD Embedded Radeon E6760 GPU. It features 480 computing cores and parallel data processing performance of up to 576 GFLOPs. The Kontron VX3327 is available now. The board is ideal for compute-intense General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) applications deployed in avionics and military technology that require superior situational awareness.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the ADEPT3000 miniature rugged automatic video tracker. The ADEPT3000 is designed for the detection and surveillance of a moving object. The SWaP optimized automatic video tracking solution measures 34mm x 24mm (about the size of a microprocessor), weighs about six grams, and consumes minimal power (about 1 watt). The commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) ADEPT3000 is ideal for small unmanned aerial vehicles and man portable devices.
The multi-billion dollar opportunity for COTS-based (Commercial off the Shelf) embedded computing in military systems will continue to grow, despite expected softening in global military budgets. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, “COTS: Military Embedded Computer Opportunities – $2B and Growing,” predicts the market for military embedded computers based on COTS components will double to $4 Billion in 2020.
Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced that its radiation-tolerant RTAX-DSP FPGAs have completed qualification in accordance with the military and aerospace industry standard MIL-STD-883 Class B specification. This qualification expands Actel’s support of high-speed signal processing applications for space payloads and exemplifies its ongoing innovation and commitment to serve designers of spaceflight systems.
Advanced Circuits (ACI) announced the acquisition of Circuit Express (CEI) based in Tempe, AZ. With this acquisition, Advanced Circuits, an industry leader for many years in the commercial PCB arena, moves aggressively into the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, high-technology marketplace. The acquisition will enable Advanced Circuits and Circuit Express to further focus on their core competencies and immediately begin offering expanded services to their customer bases.
Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, modeling and development tools for complex, mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software, has announced the release of Aonix ObjectAda Real-Time for Windows targeting the Wind River VxWorks 653 multi-partition RTOS for PowerPC. This is the first release of the Aonix ObjectAda product with full Ada runtime support for the Wind River safety-critical platform.