DSP embedded computing board for radar and electronic warfare (EW) applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Board is for floating-point intensive DSP applications like synthetic aperture radar (SAR), sonar, multi-sensor processing, and mission computing.

Curtiss 22 Oct 2019 5daeefc1d881a

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the CHAMP-XD1S high-performance 3U OpenVPX digital signal processor (DSP) for demanding size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) applications.

The board is for floating-point intensive DSP applications like specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), sonar, multi-sensor processing, direction finding, and mission computing.

The multi-core high performance embedded computing (HPEC) module offers advanced security features, and delivers the performance of a 12 core (576 GigaFLOPS) Intel Xeon D processor, a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (ZU4EG) FPGA, and a Flash-based Microsemi SmartFusion2 IPMC FPGA with HOST v3.0 support to deliver data security.

The board's advanced TrustedCOTS security features include enhanced trusted boot capabilities, such as FPGA-based authenticated boot code and other features, to protect against malicious cyber attacks and reverse engineering.

It also supports Intel Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 and NVMe encrypted Flash memory. The CHAMP-XD1S features memory modules that provide enhanced security protection for processor and FPGA memory.

This rugged module is size, weight and power (SWaP)-optimized solution for system integrators seeking to deploy high compute performance in support of compute-intensive applications that require high security.

Planned software support for the CHAMP-XD1S includes board support packages (BSP) for CentOS 7.6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, and a TrustedCOTS security firmware/software package.

Support also will be provided for Curtiss-Wright's OpenHPEC Accelerator suite of development tools and Dolphin SuperSockets eXpressWare over PCI Express software. Support for Wind River VxWorks 7 is planned.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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