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COTS (kots), n. 1. Commercial off-the-shelf. Terminology popularized in 1994 within U.S. DoD by SECDEF Wm. Perry’s “Perry Memo” that changed military industry purchasing and design guidelines, making Mil-Specs acceptable only by waiver. COTS is generally defined for technology, goods and services as: a) using commercial business practices and specifications, b) not developed under government funding, c) offered for sale to the general market, d) still must meet the program ORD. 2. Commercial business practices include the accepted practice of customer-paid minor modification to standard COTS products to meet the customer’s unique requirements. —Ant. When applied to the procurement of electronics for the U.S. Military, COTS is a procurement philosophy and does not imply commercial, office environment or any other durability grade. E.g., rad-hard components designed and offered for sale to the general market are COTS if they were developed by the company and not under government funding.

Departments 6 Editorial Technology Shines Through

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The Inside Track

Tech Advances in UAV Recon Platforms

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TECH RECON System-on-Chip Processors Do Military Duty

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT Situational Awareness: From Command to Soldier Level

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ast month’s MILCOM show in San Diego was decidedly slower than year’s past. Having been a strong presence at the leading military communications technology conference for several years now, our COTS Journal team has a lot to compare it to. In some ways the state of the show was a microcosm of what’s happening in the military electronics and computing industry. The booths of prime contractors were somewhat scaled back—much like the corporations themselves. Whereas in contrast, the technology supplier companies from our embedded computing industry were in some cases at their best, excitedly showing off products and technology precisely suited for today’s military system developer customer. Among these were even a startup or two, and companies just now coming out of their marketing shell. Though smaller this year, MILCOM is destined to have a bright future. The focus on communications and networking makes it inherently a technology-driven show, and it’s a technology area that fits neatly into the needs of a more C4ISR-focused DoD. For our part, we made the most of the presence of smart embedded industry folks at the show by doing several video interviews at our booth. Look for those online soon. A question that came forward in many of those interviews was the notion of what role today’s consumer devices—smartphones, tablets and so on—play in today’s military comms continuum. While some of that falls into more of the Information Technology (IT) side of military technology, it does affect the rugged deployed networking gear that supports any such end device. Regardless of how it all pans out, it’s clear that the demand is high for the users of the technology. Your average 20-year-old is ultra familiar with the capabilities of today’s average smartphone—much more than us 40-somethings. Telling that same 20-year-old that’s joined up to serve in the military that there’s no device remotely like that available for him or her to use as a warfighting tool… there’s something wrong with that scenario. The good news is that there were real steps forward among some of the technology and product announcements at MILCOM—and these spanned across the system, chip and software levels. One of the most direct announcements at MILCOM along those lines was from Green Hills Software and Advanced Ground Information Systems (AGIS). The two firms teamed up to craft a mobile military tactical operations center on trusted Android smartphones and tablets. Built with Green Hills Software’s 6

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INTEGRITY Multivisor technology, the integrated solution called LifeRing operates on IP-based PCs, smartphones and tablets. It lets all users view the position and status of all other users, and can digitally collaborate and interface to legacy Military C3I (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) systems. Devices are preprogrammed with Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY Multivisor security technology. In another software offering at MILCOM, Wind River showcased its VxWorks MILS Platform powering General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ Secure Network Architecture and Processing (SNAP) solution. SNAP is an open architecture multilevel secure (MLS) infrastructure for collaborative tactical network operations. At the hardware and system level, traditional board-level suppliers are continuing to expand up the food chain with not only box-level systems, but systems that are getting ever closer to complete application solutions. Along those lines, VadaTech introduced an application-focused system product, announcing its first application-ready platform (ARP) at the show. The ARP is a preconfigured system platform that is suited for Mil/Aero applications requiring front-end deterministic processing and high data rates. The ARP200 Application-Ready Platform for Mil-sensor processing uses five AMC515 FPGAs, one AMC713 Freescale PowerPC P5020 processsor, one MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) and one power module. Shifting gears, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to my longtime friend, mentor and partner for many years on COTS Journal: Pete Yeatman. As Pete moves on to other pursuits, I can’t help but consider his great accomplishment of starting COTS Journal in 1998 along with Warren Andrews and John Reardon. That launch was aided by none other than the father of the COTS movement himself: former Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry. And Pete was instrumental in fostering that relationship with Dr. Perry. That was years before I took leadership of the magazine in 2005 and was given the rare luxury of working for what had already become the leading publication in our industry. It was Pete who guided COTS Journal to that place and kept us there throughout these 15 years of success. Fortunately for me, Pete has promised I can keep him on speed-dial for whenever I need his wisdom and sage advice. I’m thankful for the privilege of working alongside you Pete. Maybe I’ll call you right now…


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INSIDE TRACK Curtiss-Wright Gigabit Ethernet Switch Tapped for F-16 Upgrade Curtiss-Wright Controls announced that it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to supply its COTS-based rugged Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch technology for use in upcoming F-16 fighter jet upgrade programs for the United States Air Force (USAF) and other nations (Figure 1). The first of the upgrade programs is for the Taiwan Air Force’s F-16 aircraft fleet. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Defense Solutions division will provide Lockheed Martin with its SMS-652 SwitchBox rugged GbE Switch product. The initial contract is valued at approximately $3 million, and shipments are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2014. The estimated potential value of the contract is approximately $8M over the life of the additional upgrade programs. The SMS-652 SwitchBox is a powerful open-standards-based GbE network switch designed for rugged military systems. This cost-effective, compact COTS subsystem eases and speeds the process of integrating modern digital networked architectures into military platforms. The SMS-652 SwitchBox reduces design risk and shortens development schedules for bringing network-enabled operations to new and legacy airborne, ground combat and unmanned platforms. The Defense Solutions division will manufacture the products covered by this agreement at its Ottawa, Canada facility. The products will be shipped to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in a training sortie during the Green Flag-West 13-2 exercise in November over Nevada.

Advanced Thermal Batteries Contracted for Lockheed Martin Battery System Work Advanced Thermal Batteries has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from Lockheed Martin Company, Dallas, TX, for the qualification of a thermal battery system. ATB has been working with US prime defense contractors since 2006. This major award from Lockheed Martin acknowledges ATB as a key supplier of high-performance thermal batteries to the defense industry. As the requirements for advanced technologies continue to progress, ATB will strengthen its position of leadership in the thermal battery industry. ATB’s quality system is AS9100C certified. For over seven years, ATB has been providing advanced thermal battery solutions for missiles, rockets and launch vehicles to the Defense

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Industry, Aerospace Industries and to Defense Laboratories. ATB continues to invest heavily in research and development to keep its technology leadership position and offers the widest range of thermal battery technologies, including improvement of its patented LAN anode, which enables ATB to optimize the battery’s performance, while offering competitive pricing. Advanced Thermal Batteries Cockeysville, MD (410) 568-2238. www.atb-inc.com.

Mercury to Provide Radar Subsystems for Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems Mercury Systems announced it received $3.3 million in follow-on orders from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems to provide OpenVPX-based radar

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subsystems and spares for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The orders were booked and shipped in the company’s fiscal 2014 first quarter. Mercury has been a key supplier of OpenVPX-based radar subsystems for Patriot and continues to deliver best of breed technologies and rapid deployment services that improve nearly every aspect of the system. Patriot is a long-range, highaltitude, all-weather system that is regularly and rigorously tested with U.S. Army oversight under real-world conditions (Figure 2). The system can counter threats from tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and advanced aircraft, and is continuously upgraded to keep ahead of evolving threats. Mercury Systems Chelmsford, MA. (866) 627-6951. www.mrcy.com.

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Patriot is a long-range, highaltitude, all-weather system that is regularly and rigorously tested with U.S. Army oversight.

Cubic Defense Systems Awarded Contract for Virtual Training System Cubic Defense Systems was awarded a $10 million contract with the U.S. Army Reserves to provide its Engagement Skills Trainer (EST 3000) virtual training system, simulated weapons and services. EST 3000 trains marksmanship, offensive and defensive collective, and “shootdon’t shoot” judgmental firing


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INSIDE TRACK skills. The EST 3000 is a portable system that leverages the training capabilities provided by the EST 2000 U.S. Army-certified system. EST 3000 will provide the U.S. Army Reserves with enhanced fundamentals of marksmanship capabilities through immediate feedback efficiency indicators (trigger pressure, pitch, cant) and 3D targets. The system uses high-fidelity game engine graphics that provide realism to marksmanship and collective scenarios. This overall simulation capability will allow Reserve Soldiers to increase their training effectiveness with reduced time and cost, and supports the overall Army Reserves training strategy. The EST 3000 allows their soldiers to familiarize at home station before deploying to a weapons range, which lowers their costs by reducing their time on ranges, while increasing their overall weapons qualifications. The EST 3000 will play a significant role in preparing the soldiers of the Army Reserve in meeting the challenges of today’s threats. Cubic Defense Systems San Diego, CA. (858) 277-6780. www.cubic.com.

training, mission support, supply chain and depot maintenance support of the Joint STARS fleet at Robins Air Force Base, GA, and forward operating locations overseas. The program has maintained superior performance ratings throughout the contract’s 13-year history. By affordably extending the life of the aircraft, Joint STARS remains the world’s premier airborne battle management and command and control system. Sustainment ensures that the platform remains relevant and continues delivering this critical capability to warfighters. In addition to work at Robins Air Force Base, TSSR is supported by key personnel at the Northrop Grumman Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne, FL, the Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center, LA, and more than 30 major suppliers across the United States. Northrop Grumman Los Angeles, CA. (310) 553-6262. www.northropgrumman.com.

Northrop Grumman Contracted to Sustain Joint STARS Fleet The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $178 million contract to continue sustaining the service’s entire E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft (Figure 4). The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Total System Support Reliability (TSSR) program, which was first awarded in 2000. Through the TSSR program, Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering,

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The contract to continue sustaining the service’s entire E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Total System Support Reliability (TSSR) program, which was first awarded in 2000.

General Dynamics Manpack Radios in the Arctic Circle Connect with MUOS Satellites

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AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios successfully completed secure voice and data calls from Alaska and the Arctic Circle. Two General Dynamics C4 Systems-developed AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios successfully completed secure voice and data calls from Alaska and the Arctic Circle, using the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform to connect with the MUOS satellite and ground communications network. The demonstration’s success is a significant operational milestone for the PRC-155 Manpack radio. Exposed to sub-freezing temperatures and blistering arctic winds, the PRC-155 Manpack radio is the first and only military radio to deliver secure voice and data connectivity with the MUOS system from the highest latitudes on the planet. The demonstration took place in mid-October and covered a number of realistic operational scenarios that included fixed-site locations around Anchorage and Barrow, Alaska and aboard aircraft flying throughout the Arctic Circle. During the demonstration, the PRC-155 two-channel radio completed multiple one-to-one voice and data calls as well as conference calls connecting more than five participants. Reaching the MUOS satellite communications network from high latitudes is particularly challenging due to the physics associated with how radio signals reach the MUOS satellites in geosynchronous orbit around the equator. General Dynamics C4 Systems Scottsdale, AZ. (480) 441-3033. www.gdc4s.com.

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Reconnaissance Solutions Advance among All UAV Sizes As system developers pack more capacities into UAV payloads, the recon functionality of all types of UAVs is moving to whole new levels. Jeff Child Editor-in-Chief

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igh-bandwidth sensors on UAV Reconnaissance platforms are bringing in a deluge of data. Technology upgrades of existing UAV platforms and payloads will see more activity as decision makers move toward improving already deployed UAVs while limiting development of new ones. Those trends are positive ones for the embedded computing industry, as they roll out new integrated box-level systems with the proper size, weight and power (SWaP) for UAV requirements. For many years the design approach in the large UAV segment has been to employ multiprocessing with arrays of big slotcard board systems based on general-purpose processors. This is being replaced with more integrated boards sporting FPGAs. In recent years, stand-alone function-specific box-level systems are in some cases replacing traditional slot-card implementations. Box-level consolidation of that kind impacts the radar, imaging processing and communications capabilities of large UAVs by allowing more functionality in the same space. December 2013 | COTS Journal

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The Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) was developed by GA-ASI on Internal Research and Development (IRAD) funds to demonstrate the increased endurance potential and higher payload capacity with minor modifications to the existing Block 1 Gray Eagle platform.

Meanwhile the control and payload electronics aboard Small UAVs—like the Raven, Integrator, Shadow and Wasp—face some of the most rigorous size, weight and power restrictions. At the same time, new small UAV platforms and upgraded versions of existing platforms are in the process of testing and development. UAV system developers strive to enhance UAVs with ever more autonomy and more powerful sensors.

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Among the most significant advances in mid-sized UAVs is the completion of the Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) aircraft, a nextgeneration derivative of the combat-proven Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) (Figure 1). In October, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced the successful completion of the first of two planned U.S. Army endurance demonstration flights when its Improved Gray Eagle lifted off from GA-ASI’s El Mirage Flight 12

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Operations Facility in Adelanto, CA on October 11th and landed 45.3 hours later. IGE was developed by GA-ASI on Internal Research and Development (IRAD) funds to demonstrate the increased endurance potential and higher payload capacity with minor modifications to the existing Block 1 Gray Eagle platform. The Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office is supporting testing of the aircraft by funding two demonstration flights this year that are designed to validate the enhanced capabilities. The first endurance test was performed with the aircraft in a Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) configuration. During the second demonstration, which is planned for later this year, IGE will carry a wing-mounted external payload and weapons.

Global Hawk Data Exchange

The largest UAV, the Global Hawk, continues to push capability boundaries.

In early March Northrop Grumman announced completing successful exchange of radar data during a flight test involving the U.S. Air Force’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) and the RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aircraft system (Figure 2). The demonstration was conducted Feb. 25. The exchange was the first collaborative effort to stream ground moving target radar data from a Global Hawk Block 40 to a Joint STARS aircraft. Information can then be relayed from Joint STARS to ground forces. The flight successfully demonstrated the interoperability of both platforms to potentially improve and expand surveillance capabilities for deployed forces. Global Hawk carries a variety of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensor payloads that allow military commanders to gather imagery and use radar to detect moving or stationary targets on the ground. Joint STARS is an airborne bat-


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Long Endurance Small UAVs

Long endurance recon missions may no longer be just relegated to large and medium UAVs. Small UAVs may be sharing the load too. Early in November AeroVironment announced that it was selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide its market-leading expertise in unmanned aircraft systems toward the development of a new category of this technology. AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS designed to operate from small ships to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Sierra Nevada Corporation will subcontract to AeroVironment on the project, which is valued at $2.3 million

The intent of the TERN program is to produce a low-cost, large-scale TERN prototype vehicle over the course of three development phases that would demonstrate automatic launch and recovery and key technologies required by a TERN objective system. The mission performance goals for the operational TERN system are comparable to emerging land-based MALE UAV capabilities. The ultimate goal for a TERN objective system air vehicle is to enable persistent ISR capabilities with payloads of 600 pounds while operating up to 900 nautical miles from a host vessel. The TERN objective system is intended to operate from multiple ship types, including Littoral Combat Ship 2 (LCS-2) class ships, and in elevated sea states.

Small UAVs Doing Big Imaging

In another example of Small UAV technology taking on bigger duties, last fall QinetiQ North America (QNA) did a demonstration of its Small Multi-Spectral Imager (sMSI) during its first flight test in Imperial County, CA. QNA’s sMSI is a compact, lightweight, low-power camera that supports a variety of applications, such as improvised explosive device detection,


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demonstration was conducted to verify the sMSI’s ability to discriminate and identify various targets from specific altitudes, and to assess the custom 55 millimeter optical system’s performance. Three real-time, multi-spectral processing modes were used to determine which modes work best for each type of target. The team’s next step will be to conduct new flight tests with the sMSI integrated Figure 3

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TECH RECON System-on-Chip Processors Do Military Duty

High-Performance Graphics Processing Pushes SoCs toward Military As cockpit displays and UAV ground control systems climb toward ever more sophisticated graphics and video requirements, graphics-based SoC technologies and OpenCL are smoothing the way. Dan Joncas, Vice President, CoreAVI Kelly Gillilan, Product Marketing Manager, AMD Embedded Solutions

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very incremental gain in processing performance for graphics-intensive avionics applications unlocks corresponding boosts in situational awareness and responsiveness for pilots and UAV operators. As aircraft control panels evolve to include advanced synthetic vision and video overlay capabilities displayed in photo-realistic 3D clarity, operators’ intuitive understanding of the flying environment is naturally enhanced (Figure 1). This yields clear advantages in air transport, combat and surveillance applications while helping to provide greater overall safety. Historically, the development of new x86 and discrete graphics processing platforms has been driven primarily by the commercial marketplace, fueled by consumer demand for ever-faster, multimediaoptimized PCs, tablets and gaming systems—and the back-end IT and Internet infrastructure that powers the online applications and services ecosystem. As a result, the vast majority of military and aerospace display systems operate with time- and space-partitioned real-time operating systems (RTOSs) and graphics drivers that are not supported by the processor manufacturer. And unlike drivers used in consumer markets, the graphics drivers used in highreliability environments must be rigorously


designed and tested in conformance with industry-recognized safety standards and include support for the target system’s RTOS.

Third Parties Step In

The hard work of ruggedizing and ensuring certification conformance for processors used in mil/aero applications, therefore, typically falls to third-party specialists—and the requirements in these domains are exacting. Specialists such as CoreAVI, for example, go to extreme lengths to achieve the highest possible levels of integrity by providing European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification packages to allow the processors to be used in avionics applications. In addition, the processors are made available over an extended lifespan—up to 20 years—which is far beyond the standard commercial processor lifecycle. Able to be used in these safety-critical applications, each processor is assigned a unique serial ID with lot/date information and tracked from manufacturing to use, undergoes extended temperature screening, and is maintained with 24/7 security and control of environmental storage conditions for the length of production. Packaged with specialized software drivers and conformant with applicable certification requirements, these processors are provided to customers developing the world’s most advanced graphics applications and may ultimately be called upon to power an entire generation of critical avionics systems.

Performance Gains with SoCs

As these specialized, long-lifecycle processor management strategies have evolved, so too have the processors themselves. Graphics-intensive avionics systems are increasingly transitioning away from FPGA and DSP platforms in favor of more versatile, higher-performing embedded GPUs that are optimized to handle high-speed multimedia processing as well as the massively parallel processing required for tasks such as radar processing, object recognition and video manipulation. To date, these GPUs have been deployed in avionics display systems via ad hoc heterogeneous CPU+GPU chipsets, which rely on the CPU to interface with the GPU via a North Bridge connec-

tion, sending calls to the GPU to invoke code running on the coprocessor that then sends results back to the CPU. But this serial data processing approach can add memory latency, which can affect RTOS enablement while also introducing design penalties centric to power consumption and board space. The recent introduction of the new system-on-chip (SoC) processor architecture, which features the silicon-level inte-

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gration of CPU, discrete-class GPU and I/O controller on a single die, is a significant development for high-performance avionics display systems (Figure 2). With the SoC architecture, the CPU is tasked with scalar processing including storage, networking and memory processing while simultaneously running the operating system, applications and user interface. Meanwhile, the on-die GPU offloads graphics processing

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using SIMD parallel processing, driving HD displays with great efficiency. Data parallel processing can be offloaded from the CPU to the GPU, freeing up the CPU for compute, memory and I/O requests. This fully optimized data path, further boosted via shared access to the memory controller, reduces processing latency and helps to improve real-time video and graphics processing performance in avionics display applications. The consolidation of CPU, GPU and I/O controller onto a single chip naturally streamlines system size and accelerates design cycles while lowering bill of materials (BOM) costs through a reduction in board layers and components. Low-power SoCs such as the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC platform can also help enable fanless designs, further driving down system costs, reducing system noise and weight, and improving system reliability by helping to eliminate the failure points inherent to moving parts (Figure 3). Other key SoC features include enterprise-class error-correction code (ECC) memory support and a variety of power/ performance options, including the ability to scale power/performance dynamically for greater power management control by clocking the CPU and GPU up or down as needed.

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Moving from CPU+GPU+Chipset to APU+Chipset to SoC is a significant development for high-performance avionics display systems.

Ease of Programming with OpenGL

In order for designers of graphics-driven avionics systems to most effectively take advantage of the increases in parallel processing power provided by SoCs, their programs must be written in a scalable fashion so as to run on the widest possible range of systems without coding modification. Open development tools like OpenGL and its variants are playing a major role in this effort. OpenGL, the cross-platform open API for hardware-accelerated rendering of 2D and 3D computer graphics, is a natural complement to SoCs’ parallel processing capabilities, introducing the ability to run sophisticated, massively parallelized algorithms to render stunningly crisp graphics and video for high-performance visualization applications such as primary flight displays and mission computer systems. OpenGL can also take advantage of SoCs’ native hardware acceleration capabilities, which helps maximize processing performance while minimizing strain on the CPU. 20

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Low power SoCs such as the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC platform can also help enable fanless designs, further driving down system costs, reducing system noise and weight, and improving system reliability by helping to eliminate the failure points inherent to moving parts.

OpenGL Safety Critical Profile

The OpenGL SC (Safety-Critical) profile is specifically defined to meet the unique needs of safety-critical markets such as avionics—it simplifies certification processes, ensures a deterministic approach, enables a small footprint for real-time en-

vironments, and can facilitate the porting of legacy safety-critical applications while accommodating the FAA-mandated DO178C certification process for ensuring reliable graphics drivers for instrumentation, navigation and controls. Meanwhile, OpenGL ES (Embedded Systems) is emerging as the leading software interface and graphics library for rendering sophisticated 3D graphics on embedded avionics devices, exploiting the full programmability of shaders by giving developers the ability to write vertex and fragment shaders, and implement advanced rendering techniques such as per-pixel lighting, particle systems and projective texturing.

New Face of Avionics Platforms

The accelerating adoption of OpenGL and its variants reflects a growing interest among the mil/aero developer community in promoting the development of open standards for avionics systems. The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, managed by The Open Group and promoted by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), is indicative of this trend. The FACE technical standard is designed to standardize approaches for using open technologies and interfaces within avionics systems, and promotes software portability, interoperability and reuse. Like OpenGL, FACE ultimately aims to speed the delivery of technical innovation into the field and lower implementation costs via a highly flexible, open standard model. Using open development tools such as OpenGL to unlock the full potential of new SoC-based avionics systems, designers are equipped to achieve new levels of parallel processing performance that can enable significant gains in graphics and visualization capabilities. This performance advantage can be sustained—and often improved, with performance headroom to spare in many implementations—over a 20-year lifecycle with the proper long-term processor management and supply strategies in place. AMD Corp. Sunnyvale, CA. (408) 749-4000. www.amd.com/embedded-systems.


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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT Situational Awareness: From Command to Soldier Level

LTE Networking Aids Battlespace Visualization Systems By leveraging commercial LTE and video conferencing technologies, system developers can deliver real-time situational awareness. Ray Adensamer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Radisys Harry Jensen, Director of Operations, Aerospace & Defense, Radisys

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n today’s battlespace, communications technology is a key component of military success. Combat soldiers who can understand surrounding situations and react quickly have an advantage over the enemy. This entails having realtime complete situational awareness (SA). At all times, soldiers need to know where they are, who their targets are and where those targets are located. To achieve this, the military must leverage the success of commercial communications technologies to deliver “battlespace visualization.”

Commercial Communication Technologies

During the past ten years the military has begun implementing COTS communications technologies, leading to rapid advances in command and control (C2) capabilities. However, military mobile communication networks and video networking technologies must evolve to keep up with the innovations occurring in the commercial space. Figure 1 shows an illustration of the advances of commercial communications and military communications (Joint Tactical Radio System) technologies. 22

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Today’s soldiers already use smartphones and tablets in their personal life to view YouTube and other video content over Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. In contrast, today’s military wireless video communication technologies are slower, unwieldy and inefficient. LTE offers soldiers a clear advantage when it comes to two-way communications, delivering lower latency, faster speeds and a more efficient architecture than the latest wireless military network technologies. Using COTS smartphones or tablets to connect troops in an LTE military network—rather than limiting them with clunky, proprietary line-of-sight RF or bandwidth-constrained satellite transmissions systems—will ultimately lead to enhanced situational awareness. In addition, advances in commercial video media processing capabilities can deliver significant benefits for military communications. Media processing enables the delivery of rich media services, such as video conferencing, mixing in security camera feeds and overlaying maps and text. The combination of mobile LTE technologies, commercial smartphone and tablet devices, and video media pro-

cessing and mixing capabilities will deliver enhanced battlespace visualization.

Battlespace Visualization Requirements

Battlespace visualization provides combat soldiers with a tactical advantage by enabling complete situational awareness. This includes the improved ability to observe, orient, decide and act, or OODA. There are four requirements to maximizing the OODA process. The first is to leverage commercially available Radio Access Network (RAN) and conferencing technology to deliver improved communication capabilities, along with cost savings. The next is to use commercially available smartphones and tablets where appropriate to deliver terminal cost savings. The third is to capture and communicate pertinent data to decision makers and troops on the ground quickly. And the final requirement is to show the right data, to the right people, at the right time. LTE networks, with the latest broadband technology (LTE-Advanced), can deliver up to 1 Gbit/s of data, making it an ideal network to deploy at the tactical edge of combat areas. Using LTE-ready


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In this Multiple LTE architecture deployment model, on the left, the eNodeB resides on the UAV, while the EPC resides on a centralized platform at the command center.

field hardware and software solutions, soldiers can enhance their SA with real-time information from their commanders, including video, pictures and data. When troops can see exactly what their commanders are directing them toward, they are safer and better equipped to perform as a highly functioning unit. In addition to higher speeds and lower latency, LTE offers numerous advantages for battlespace communications. The all-IP network is standards-based, allowing the military to take advantage of a large ecosystem of vendors, keeping network costs affordable and enabling interoperability.

Two Key Function Groups

Two key functional groupings exist within an LTE network: the Radio Access Network (RAN) eNodeB, which handles the air interface and conversion to a wired network; and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), which manages call routing and switching. These LTE functional blocks can be deployed in various locations to meet the requirements of the military application and communication priorities. The following image highlights two deployment models that address the varying requirements of combat soldiers. In the scenario on the left in Figure 2, the eNodeB resides on the UAV (UnUntitled-6 1

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manned Aerial Vehicle), while the EPC resides on a centralized platform at the command center. This deployment model is ideal when communications between soldiers and the command center is critical. A single EPC can manage many eNodeB nodes. Hence, this model provides scalability for hundreds of troops in the field. The scenario on the right showcases the eNodeB and the EPC both hosted inside a UAV, thereby delivering a complete LTE communication network on the UAV. Combining the eNodeB with the EPC achieves impressive low-latency communication between soldiers, as it eliminates latency associated with the satellite link. However, this deployment model supports fewer soldiers or video surveillance endpoints.

Video Conferencing for Situational Awareness

In combination with the RAN and EPC, commercial IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) provide the service delivery architecture for battlespace visualization. IMS is an industry standard for supporting and delivering multimedia communication applications. In addition, the IMS is where the video conference logic, signaling and video media mixing are completed for the network. Figure 3


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shows an end-to-end LTE network architecture, including the RAN, EPC and IMS. The IMS has two key elements that deliver a video conferencing solution: the Media Resource Function and the Application Server. The Media Resource Function (MRF) is where the processor-intensive video packet processing occurs. In a battlespace situation, video feeds from a variety of infantry cameras, aerial or central command data feeds are routed through the network to the MRF. At the MRF, the video and audio packet streams are mixed together and sent back out to the soldiers. Commercial MRF products available today, such as Radisys’ MPX26

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12000 MRF or Software MRF, can meet the video processing requirements for battlespace visualization. The Application Server (AS) controls the MRF. This server works on the signaling layer, communicating signaling with various endpoints and executing the video conference application logic. This programmability allows the conferencing application to provide a unique video conference mix, using different screen resolutions and bit rates as required for each participant. Commercial conferencing application servers could be upgraded to meet military communication and security requirements, or a defense contractor could develop their own military conferencing applications. These applications would control the MRF equipment by using open protocol standards, such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), or the Media Server Markup Language (MSML–RFC 5707), a feature-rich MRF control language based on eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The MRF provides video conferencing modes and functionality for battlespace communications. The two MRF modes are voice-activated switching and continuous presence. In voice-activated switching mode, each user views a single surveillance video or current speaker. This mode is ideal for devices with small screen sizes or legacy devices with limited bandwidth. It is also less computationally

intensive than the continuous presence mode, allowing an MRF to support more endpoints than it can with troops using continuous presence. The continuous presence mode delivers multi-pane (four-split and sixsplit) displays of up to H.264 HD 720p. It provides soldiers with a more immersive experience than voice-activated switching offers. Continuous presence mode supports OODA by building composite displays with UAV streaming video camera feeds, map and data feeds, combined with videos from soldiers discussing the tactical situation as a combat team. Each participant in a video conference can have their own custom display pertinent to the information they deem most essential. Figure 5 shows an example of a H.264 continuous presence mode with six-split display.

Battlespace Visualization Advantage

There are many ways for LTE architecture and video conferencing to be deployed in a military environment to deliver SA. The LTE eNodeB and EPC could be deployed for a Hummer vehicle in the field, or alternatively, in a UAV overhead. Streaming video feeds from various individuals and from UAV cameras are received for each endpoint device, and then mixed together in the MRF and optimized for each soldier’s


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terminal constraints and information requirements. For example, a dismounted soldier can utilize a ruggedized tablet to view a multi-plane display of various decision makers, other infantry, video feed from maps and UAV cameras. This information can also be transported via satellite to Navy ships and regional command centers. In another example, a soldier in the field can use a monocle video display rendered from a small-form factor Intel processor he carries on his back, providing increased situational awareness from his commanders. The EPC network includes wireless backhaul via satellites or other means to the centralized command center, or to a navy ship in regional command centers. The key building block technologies addressed so far—eNodeB, EPC and IMS—are largely commercially available software modules. A battlespace video conferencing application can be customized from commercially available solutions to meet military information and security requirements. Together, these software components can be integrated with the appropriate hardware platform. For example, AdvancedTCA (ATCA) provides a large-capacity, large-scale platform for a Navy ship or command center. In contrast, a small ATCA chassis or rackmount server can be scaled for Hummer command vehicles, while small COM Express platforms can fit in an infantry backpack or inside a UAV.

Asymmetric Warfare Era

The last decade has shown that warfare has shifted from battles between nation states to asymmetric confrontations with agile unconventional enemies that use simple, yet sometimes very effective communication techniques. Improving ongoing military success requires the ability to improve SA on the battlespace, providing soldiers with better, more current information, to observe, orient, decide and act—OODA. Commercial LTE and video conferencing technologies provide countless advantages over traditional military wireless networks. Commercial LTE technologies fulfill the high-capacity, low-latency, two-way video communication needs of

the military. IMS video conferencing architectures, based on commercial MRF controlled by military conferencing applications, can provide customized, personalized and relevant information for each battlespace participant.

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TECHNOLOGY FOCUS XMC and FMC Boards

XMCs and FMCs Fit the Mold for Today’s Modularity Needs On the coattails of the success of their predecessor PMCs, today’s XMCs offer fabricbased performance that keeps pace with advanced military processing and bandwidth requirements. FMCs follow up with an FPGA-centric smaller form factor solution. Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief

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MCs are becoming entrenched as the natural successor to PMC as the leading mezzanine form factor in military applications. Meanwhile fabric-based Processor XMCs allow military system integrators to swap out just the computing core and leave the base board unchanged. When a proposal for standardizing Gbit serial switched fabrics infiltrated the embedded computing community in 2002, XMC was created as a natural extension of that technology to PMC. Defined under VITA 42, the XMC specification extended the PMC card by adding new connectors to support gigabit serial interfaces plus list of alternative I/O standards. XMCs also match well with the emerging OpenVPX architecture leveraging the same switched fabric technologies as that system specification. The modularity and performance of the XMC form factor fit well with the needs of sensor payloads such as those aboard the MQ-9 Reaper UAV (Figure 1). Like VME itself, XMC continues to evolve with technology. VITA 42.0 is the base specification that includes general information, reference and inheritance documentation, dimensional specifications, connectors, pin numbering and primary allocation of pairing and grouping of pin functions. XMCs 28

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can be single- or double-wide modules that use a pin-socket connector with 114 pins arranged in a 6 x 19 array. A single width XMC can have one or two connec-

tors with pin functions. A double-width XMC can have up to four connectors. The VITA 42.0 base specification does not dictate signal types, data rates,


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protocols, voltage levels or grouping for these signals. Instead, it wisely leaves that up to the several sub-specifications that follow, allowing XMCs to evolve as new standards emerge. In fact, contrary to the fundamental mission of supporting serial interfaces, the first sub-specification, VITA 42.1, defines these same pins for Parallel RapidIO. While VITA 42.1 is approved and fielded, few vendors have embraced this standard and have instead opted for the more popular serial protocols. VITA 42.2, 42.3 and 42.4 define true serial switch fabric protocols for Serial RapidIO, PCI Express and HyperTransport, respectively. VITA 42.5 defines the popular Xilinx Aurora protocol for use in XMC. There can be little doubt that FPGAs have become entrenched as the preferred method to combine multiple I/O functions and their associated conversion and processing functions on the FPGA. Providing a platform for this approach, VITA 57, the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) specification, made its debut a couple years back. About half the size of a PMC mezzanine module, FMCs provide a small footprint, reduced I/O bottlenecks, increased flexibility and reduced cost through the elimination of redundant interfaces. In an FMC PlugFest conducted in 2012, the community first used the FMC Check, which consists of the VITA 57.2 metadata specification combined with Cloud-based builder and checker tools. The VITA 57.2 metadata specification defines, in a structured form, the key design parameters for FMC modules and FMC carrier cards per the ANSI/ VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card base specification. FMC Check tools enabled the sponsors to facilitate the testing process used during the PlugFest. The milestone was a chance for the suppliers of FMC modules and FMC carrier cards to work together to test the interoperability of products. The FMC specification defines a low profile design that can be used to supplement popular industry standard slot card, blade and motherboard form factors, including VME, VPX, CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA, Mi-

croTCA, PCI, PXI, and many other low profile motherboards. FMC connectors support up to 10 Gbit/s transmission with adaptively equalized I/O. They support single ended and differential signaling up to 2 Gbits/s. Two defined sizes are part of the FMC specification and are referred to as a single width and a double width module. The single width module has a width

of 69 mm and the double width module has a width of 139 mm. The depth of both is 76.5 mm. The FMC mezzanine module uses a high-pin count 400-pin high-speed array connector, HPC. A mechanically compatible low-pin count, LPC connector with 160 pins can also be used with any of the form factors detailed in this standard.

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TECHNOLOGY FOCUS: XMC and FMC Boards Roundup 10 Gbit Ethernet XMC Targets RealTime Needs

Acromag’s XMC-6260-CC pairs a highperformance Chelsio T4 purpose-built multiprotocol processor with two channels of 10GbE connectivity. This combination maintains maximum 10GbE performance to meet the needs of data-intensive real-time applications. A PCI Express v2.0 ×8 host interface provides a high-speed connection to the system processor. With support for 5 Gbit/s data rates, the PCIe interface delivers up to 32 Gbit/s of bandwidth to the server. This connection accommodates stateless offloads, packet filtering (firewall

offload) and traffic shaping (media streaming). The XMC-6260-CC’s TOE ASIC has hundreds of programmable registers for protocol configuration and offload control. As a result, the XMC-6260-CC can offload TCP processing per connection, per server, per interface. It can also globally and simultaneously tunnel traffic from non-offloaded connections to the host processor for the native TCP/IP stack to process. Additionally, the XMC-6260-CC provides a flexible zero-copy capability for regular TCP connections, requiring no changes to the sender, to deliver line rate performance with minimal CPU usage. The XMC-6260-CC integrates a highperformance packet switch, which allows switching of traffic from any of the input ports to any of the output ports (wire-to-wire), and from any of the output ports to any of the input ports (host-to-host). Compatibility Acromag’s XMC6260-CC provides guaranteed interoperability and compatibility with the full Ethernet standard.

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Graphics XMC and PMC Enable Dual Processing of Independent Video Streams

Mezzanine modules remain an ideal solution for mixing and matching functions on military embedded computing systems. Aitech Defense Systems has expanded its family of M59x graphics boards designed for a wide variety of rugged avionics applications with the M595 PMC and M597 XMC. These high-performance, rugged boards simultaneously drive two independent video streams in a wide variety of graphics and output formats for flexible video input and frame grabbing formats to meet users’ specific application needs. Both single-width mezzanine boards integrate

multiple supporting 2D/3D hardware engines. This includes LVDS, SDI, HDI, SMPTE 292 and H.264, and graphics languages including DirectX, OpenGL and OpenCL. The new M595 and M597 use the advanced AMD/ATI E4690 graphics processing unit (GPU) operating at 600 MHz with a 512 Mbyte on-chip GDDR3 SDRAM frame buffer. The E4690 enables multiple video outputs from its native video ports and eliminates the need for external transmitters or encoders. It works with an integrated, onboard FPGA to support a wide variety of additional video output formats, overlay, underlay and keying features as well as multiple video input formats and signal conditioning options. The M595, a dual-head display XMC, transfers graphics and video to the host system via a high-speed eight-port PCIe link. Interfaces include two RGBHV (CRT) channels, an HDTV/TV out port, an LVDS channel and four single-link DVI/HDMI/DP channels through the E4690. Both of these DO-178/DO-254-certifiable mezzanine products are available in vibration- and shock-resistant versions as well as in conductioncooled and air-cooled versions and to commercial, rugged and military specifications with a maximum operating temperature range of -55° to +85°C.

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XMC Board Serves Up Kintex-7 FPGA

Alpha Data offers the ADM-XRC-7K1, part of a range of new products based on 28nm Xilinx 7 series FPGA technology. The ADM-XRC-7K1 is a high-performance reconfigurable XMC with PCI Express Gen2 interface, external memory and flexible front-panel IO options. The 7K1 is the latest in the highly successful line of PMC and XMC products from Alpha Data, an Alliance Program certified member with over a decade of experience with Xilinx. The card combines high performance with ease-of-use and excellent reliability, with a particular emphasis on ease-

of-migration from earlier generations of FPGAs, enabling customers to benefit from the features of the Kintex-7 device with minimal effort or risk. The PCI Express bridge includes four DMA channels and is contained in a separate device, freeing the logic in the FPGA and allowing on-the-fly reconfiguration. For maximum flexibility, a bypass option allows users to place the PCI Express endpoint directly in the FPGA. Front panel I/O is provided through the XRM interface. Alpha Data produce a wide range of XRM modules giving options including optical I/O, CameraLink, high-performance DACs and ADCs. The 7K1 is available to order immediately, in both Kintex-7 325T or 410T FPGA configurations. It ships with a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK), including example designs and software drivers. The board is also available in industrial grade, air- or conduction-cooled variants, making it ideal for use in a wide range of markets and applications.

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FMC Serves Up Floating Point Coprocessor Solution

XMC Serial Adaptor Has Three RS232 Ports

Analog I/O XMC Card Sports Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA

Military signal processing technology faces some vexing trade-offs. Processing improvements always seem to come at the expense of increasingly ridiculous power consumption, which in turn creates burdensome cooling problems. Taking aim at that problem, BittWare offers the Anemone floating point coprocessor chip for use with Altera’s highperformance FPGAs. OEM’d from Adapteva’s new Epiphany architecture, BittWare’s Anemone chip is a scalable, true C-programmable, floating point engine that enables novel solutions

Concurrent Technologies provides the XM RS1/20x, a low-power asynchronous serial communications adaptor supporting either the industry standard RS-232 interface, RS-422 differential interface or the RS-485 multi-drop interface. The product is ideally suited to expand upon the number of serial ports of the host processor board and can be used in a wide range of industrial, telecommunication, commercial, financial and defense applications. The XM RS1/20x is a single-size card and is compliant with the XMC (Switched Mezzanine

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has announced the XF07-518 Analog I/O XMC, the newest member of its expanding family of Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA-based XMC cards for high-end defense and aerospace applications. At 500 Msamples/s at 14-bit, the XF07-518 delivers the rugged embedded market’s fastest 14-bit ADC technology with the latest generation Xilinx FPGA to process and communicate the resulting data. The new XF07-518 is a high-speed quadchannel 500 Msample/s analog input XMC

for complex and evolving signal processing applications. Each Anemone features 16 processors, providing 32 Gflops of floating point processing while consuming only 2 watts of total chip power. Multiple Anemones can be gluelessly connected, thereby scaling to create compute blocks of up to 4096 processors providing 8 Tflops of floating point performance. The Anemone features an internal high-throughput mesh network, with separate data paths for onchip and off-chip communications. Each eCore processor has a multi-channel DMA engine to support background data movement over the “eMesh.” Total on-chip, inter-core bandwidth is 128 Gbytes/s full duplex, with an additional 8 Gbytes/s of off-chip bandwidth. Each router node can simultaneously sustain full-duplex transfers on all ports, with automatic routing based on global addressing. The Anemone is available from BittWare on standard COTS boards, including FMC (VITA 57) (shown), AdvancedMC (AMC), VPX (VITA 46/48/65) and PCI Express (PCIe) slot cards.

Card) specification; it can be installed onto XMC sites on appropriate host boards such as Concurrent Technologies’ 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-based VME, VXS, CompactPCI and VPX boards. Like the XM RS1/20x, Concurrent Technologies’ range of XMC host boards are available in commercial and extended temperature versions, and some are available in ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled versions. The XM RS1/20x interfaces to the host board via an x1 PCI Express link on the XMC bus. The front panel provides three RS-232 ports via industry standard 9-way micro D-type connectors. Rear I/O, via P4, can optionally support an additional four RS-232 or RS-422/485 ports dependant on variant. All serial ports provide TXD, RXD, CTS, RTS, DCD, DSR, DTR and RI signals. To simplify the board’s integration, many popular industry standard operating systems are supported including Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Linux.

(ANSI/VITA 42) mezzanine card. It features an onboard user-programmable Xilinx Kintex XC7K325T FPGA for combining data acquisition and user algorithms. With its four channels of direct high-speed analog I/O and nextgeneration FPGA processing, the XF07-518 is ideal for demanding applications including radar and imaging processing and test equipment in the commercial and defense markets. The XF07-518 supports two banks of 128 Mx16-bit DDR3 SDRAM, each directly connected to the FPGA. As each memory bank is independently connected to the FPGA, there is great flexibility in how they may be used. Each memory bank supports read or write bandwidths greater than 2 Gbytes/s. The XF07-518 supports a x4/x8 PCIe channel through the primary XMC P15 connector using the FPGA’s built-in PCIe end-point block. Alternatively, with customer HDL development, the XMC P15 can be used to provide user-defined protocol support over the data links, such as Aurora, for higher bandwidth and lower latency operation.

Concurrent Technologies

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

Woburn, MA.

Ashburn, VA.

(781) 933-5900.

(703) 779-7800.

www.gocct.com.

www.cwcdefense.com.

BittWare Concord, NH. (603) 226-0404. www.bittware.com.

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XMC AND FMC BOARDS ROUNDUP

12-Channel High-Speed CAN Bus Rides PMC / XMC

Avionics XMC Module Saves Space, Weight, Power and Cost

FMC Module Provides Four 310 Msample/s A/D Channels

Extreme Engineering Solutions has announced the XPort9200, a conduction- or air-cooled XMC or PMC with 12 high-speed ISO 11898-2 CAN bus channels. The XPort9200 is the industry’s first CAN bus XMC, and it triples the number of CAN bus channels previously available from any COTS conduction- or aircooled PMC module. All 12 isolated CAN bus 2.0A and 2.0B-compliant channels support speeds up to 1 Mbit/s and can be accessed through the PMC P14, XMC P16, or front panel connector.

A multi-protocol embeddable avionics module is specifically designed to save valuable space, weight and power as well as deliver greater costeffectiveness and higher reliability in avionics labs, simulators and embedded applications. Featuring both MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 protocols on a single XMC form factor board, the RAR15-XMC from GE Intelligent Platforms is used in a broad range of avionics applications. Featuring advanced API software for Windows 7, Vista, XP (32- and 64-bit), Linux, Integrity and VxWorks that reduces application development

Innovative Integration offers the FMC-310, a high-speed digitizing and signal generation FMC I/O module featuring four 310 Msample/s A/D channels supported by sample clock and triggering features. Receiver IF frequencies of up to 155 MHz are supported. Logic in VHDL is provided for integration with FPGA carrier cards. Specific support for Innovative carrier cards includes integration with Framework Logic tools that support VHDL/Verilog and Matlab developers. The Matlab BSP supports real-time hardware-in-the-loop development using the

The XPort9200 can be mounted on any module that supports an air-cooled or conduction- cooled (VITA 20) XMC / PMC site. This enables access to at least 12 high-speed CAN channels for a significant number of COTS VPX, VME, CompactPCI (cPCI) and systemlevel products, including the X-ES 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor-based 3U VPX XPedite7570 and 3U cPCI XPedite7530. When configured as an XMC, the XPort9200 supports a VITA 42.3-compliant x1 PCIe interface through its XMC P15 connector and routes all 12 CAN bus channels to its XMC P16 connector. When configured as a PMC, the XPort9200 supports a 32-bit PCI interface through its PMC P11 and P12 connectors and routes all 12 CAN bus channels to its PMC P14 connector. Front panel I/O and on-card termination are also available as a configuration options. The XPort9200 eases system integration by utilizing industry-standard NXP SJA1000compatible CAN controllers.

time, standard features of the RAR15-XMC include 8 Mbytes of RAM and 64-bit message time tagging. Also featured are extensive BC and RT link-list structures, error injection/detection, automatic/manual RT status bit and mode code responses, along with advanced BC functionality. The RAR15-XMC bus monitors provide superior error detection and 100% monitoring of fully loaded buses. Four dual-redundant MIL-STD1553A/B Notice II channels, ten ARINC 429 receive channels and eight ARINC 429 transmit channels are provided by the RAR15-XMC. Onboard firmware and large data buffers, together with the advanced API, contribute to a very high level of flexibility in monitoring and generating ARINC bus traffic.

graphical block diagram Simulink environment with Xilinx System Generator for the FMC are integrated within the FPGA carrier card. The card can be AC or DC coupled. It provides sample clocks and timing and controls, external clock/reference input and programmable PLL. Also included are a 10 MHz, 0.5 ppm reference, integrated FMC triggers and power monitor/ controls. Compatible to VITA 57.1, the high pin count card requires no SERDES. Power is 6W typical (AC-coupled inputs). The card offers conduction cooling per VITA 20 subset and boasts environmental ratings of -40° to 85°C 9g RMS sine, 0.1g2/Hz random vibration.

Extreme Engineering Solutions Middleton, WI. (608) 833-1155. www.xes-inc.com. FIND the products featured in this section and more at

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GE Intelligent Platforms Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. defense.ge-ip.com.

Innovative Integration Simi Valley, CA. (805) 578-4260. www.innovative-dsp.com.


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Two-Channel Analog RF Tuner Suited for Comms and Radar

XMC Graphics Cards Offers Dual HD-SDI or DVI Video Inputs.

Pentek has announced the newest member of its Bandit family of RF modules. The Model 7120 2-channel analog RF tuner accepts RF signals over the range of 400 MHz to 4 GHz, amplifying, filtering and downconverting them to an IF signal suitable for A/D conversion by any of several Pentek signal acquisition modules. The Model 7120 is packaged in a shielded PMC/XMC module with front panel connections for easy integration into RF systems without the use of an external tuner. The 7120 accepts RF signals on two front

Tech Source has introduced its Condor 2106x XMC graphics card with factory configured dual HD-SDI or DVI video inputs. Designed for use in military/avionics embedded applications such as for 360° airborne reconnaissance or UAVs, the Condor 2106x features two high definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI) inputs, which reduce cabling/weight for airborne applications. Further, the HD-SDI inputs are in the form of raw uncompressed frames so no video quality is lost due to compression and very low latency is achieved. Decoding, scaling, stitching and format

panel SSMC connectors. Low noise amplifiers are provided along with two programmable attenuators allowing downconversion of input signals ranging from -60 dBm to -20 dBm in steps of 0.5 dB. The Model 7120 input frequency is programmable across the 400 to 4000 MHz band with a tuning resolution of less than 100 KHz. The Model 7120 includes a programmable low noise LO frequency synthesizer. It accepts a 10 MHz reference from either a front panel reference input, or from or an onboard 10 MHz oven controlled crystal oscillator, which provides an exceptionally precise frequency standard with excellent phase noise characteristics. Output is provided as baseband I and Q at bandwidths up to 390 MHz. Alternatively, either the I or Q output can be used as a real IF output signal. User provided output IF filters support custom output bandwidths for specific application requirements. The Model 7120 PMC/XMC module is designed for air-cooled, conduction-cooled and rugged operating environments. The Model 7120 starts at $4,995. Oscillator and connector options for PMC or XMC are available.

conversions can be processed in the GPU with minimal CPU impact and an API is provided for customer integration. The Condor 2106x is designed for seamless integration with most SBCs on the market and supports two outputs at a time from the front panel. It has two mini DisplayPort connectors so that customers can get either DVI or VGA off the front panel rather than needing two separate boards or using non-standard connectors. The card also supports two RGB (STANAG 3350B, RS343), one VGA or one TV(NTSC/PAL/RS-170) output. The mini DisplayPort adapter is retained by a custom bracket so that it does not become unplugged through vibrations and shock. The mezzanine card also supports various other video input formats including two HDMI/ DVI or one 3G-SDI. It is also optionally available as a capture card only—without the GPU/video outputs and the power consumption can be reduced to a maximum of 10W.

Pentek

(407) 262-7100.

Upper Saddle River, NJ.

www.techsource.com.

XMC Adapts 2.5-Inch SATA Media

Technobox offers the 7008 2.5-inch SATA XMC Adapter, a card that enables any system that accepts XMC modules to easily add a SATA drive, or multiple drives with multiple adapters. The 7008 employs a Silicon Image SI3132 bridge that presents a Gen 2. (3.0 Gbits/s) interface for the installed SATA device. The path from the S3132 to the host is a 1X (2.5 Gbits/s) PCI Express interface. An onboard BIOS, resident in flash memory, supports boot up configuration. A green status LED on the printed circuit board conveys the activity of the hard drive. The physical SATA connector on the 7008 is carefully positioned to assure that the mounted

media does not violate the XMC component envelope. And steel mounting rails allow for secure, robust installation. End users can source and install an HD or SSD of their choice or specify turnkey assembly by Technobox.

Technobox West Berlin, NJ. (856) 809-2306. www.technobox.com.

Tech Source Altamonte Springs, FL.

(201) 818-5900. www.pentek.com.

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PRODUCTS

Data Display Computer Targets Harsh Environmentst

Sabtech has introduced its Sabtech Data Display Computer (SDDC). The SDDC is a rugged generalpurpose computer designed to meet harsh environmental conditions. The SDDC has passed rigorous military and industrial test requirements for environmental conditions, design and safety, including electromagnetic interference (EMI), and is ready for immediate orders. In addition to industrial and general military applications, the SDDC is a direct replacement for the OJ-454(V)/UYK Data Display Console and ORTSNET workstation used in the Aegis Operational Readiness Test System (ORTS). In this configuration, the SDDC runs ORTS Network Emulation Terminal (ORTSNET) software, providing status, maintenance direction, fault reporting, indication and display, and readiness assessment of the Aegis Weapon System. The SDDC can be configured with 4 Gbytes to 16 Gbytes of memory and features a large 19-inch display for optimal viewing. The SDDC has a backlit 102-key keyboard and a three-button HULA pointing device. The keyboard and pointing device are environmentally sealed and can be operated by workers with heavy gloves when required in tough environmental conditions. The SDDC contains one Blu-ray read/write drive and two removable solid-state hard drives. Audio communications are supported with microphone and headphone jacks, and an integrated speaker provides an audible alarm. Dual copper Gigabit Ethernet and dual fiber Ethernet ports provide LAN connectivity through locking sealed connectors. For added flexibility, the SDDC can be configured with an upgraded processor, expansion cards, mass storage devices, a rear-mounted USB 2.0 port and connectors as required. Other I/O options are available such as MIL-STD-1397C NTDS, ATDS TADIL A, MIL-STD-1553, IRIG-B and others. The rear panel has multiple connector plates that can be customized for specific connectors. In addition to meeting MIL-STD 810 and 901D, the SDDC is designed to meet UL, CE and CSA listed safety standards and can operate from -40 to 85 degrees.

Sabtech Industries, Yorba Linda, CA. (714) 692-3800. www.sabtech.com.

6U VPX SBC Supports Dual 40 GbE or InfiniBand Interconnects

400 Hz Frequency Converters Meet Diverse Military Needs

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions has announced the newest member of its recently introduced industryleading Fabric40 family of extremely high-speed 40 Gbit/s OpenVPX (VITA 65) modules. The new VPX6-1958 is the first rugged, high-performance 6U OpenVPX SBC to combine Intel’s latest quad-core 4th generation Corei7-4700EQ processor with a Dual 40 Gbit/s backplane I/O interconnect. The VPX61958 features the new 2.4 GHz/Quad Core 4th generation Intel Core i74700EQ processor. Available in air- and conduction-cooled configurations, the VPX6-1958 is designed for use in compute-intensive radar, signal and image processing ground or airborne applications.

Behlman Electronics has introduced a new 400 Hz power supply with capabilities beneficial to any markets in which 400 Hz power is used. The Behlman FC5003 is an ultra-rugged COTS power supply designed to convert common 120/208 VAC, 3-phase, 60 Hz ground power to 115/200 VAC, 3-phase 400 Hz power used by aircraft and other vehicles, and equipment that require 400 Hz. FC5003 is in a 6U (10.5-inch high) 19-inch rack mount chassis having an input line cord with a plug, and an output receptacle. Installed in a vehicle or in a wheeled rack or cart, it can readily be moved as needed to service many different aircraft and systems, thereby eliminating the need to use an aircraft’s own 400 Hz generator power.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, Ashburn, VA. (703) 779-7800. www.cwcdefense.com.

Behlman Electronics, Hauppauge, NY. (631) 435-0410. www.behlman.com.

Cockpit iPad App Suits Avionics Simulation and Test Efforts

ASIG (Avionics and Systems Integration Group) announced that the flyTab Cockpit iPad app has been re-released as a FREE download in the Apple AppStore. flyTab Cockpit is an avionics test environment and simulator for the flyTab avionics platform. The flyTab platform is a combination of FAA-certified hardware and iOS software that allows iPads to connect to standard avionics buses of an aircraft while in operation via the Lightning or 30-pin connector of an iPad. It is also useful to gather and display data from the buses on the iPad and capture the avionics data in files for further off-aircraft analysis. When in test mode, Cockpit allows installers of flyTab hardware to verify the installation in the aircraft and conform aircraft systems and sensor data via the iPad user interface. The Cockpit application also offers both Quick Access Recorder (QAR) and simulation mode features. When in simulation mode, Cockpit allows the user to replay flight data from previously recorded Cockpit data files. This allows users to review aircraft sensor performance and pilot inputs. Simulation files can be stored and distributed over Wi-Fi, 4G, or existing air-ground datacom by any application, which uses the flyTab SDK. The flyTab SDK is a native Apple Xcode project add-in.

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1U Networking Platform Sports Intel Haswell Xeon E3-1200 Processor

WIN Enterprises has announced the PL10530, a 1U rackmount platform designed for high-performance network services. Supporting Intel 4th generation microprocessor architecture on 22nm process technology, the PL-10530 can be powered by the Intel Haswell Xeon E3-1200 v3 or Core i7/i5/i3 processors with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions and Turbo Boost Technology. The platform supports four unbuffered ECC or non-ECC DDR3 1333/1600 MHz DIMM sockets that support up to 32 Gbytes of memory. Storage is provided by two 2.5” or one 3.5” SATA 3.0 6 Gbit/s hard drives and CompactFlash. To enhance network security performance, PL-10530 offers an optional Cavium Nitrox PX CN16xx/CN35xx module to provide hardware quality cryptographic acceleration.

WIN Enterprises, North Andover, MA. (978) 688-2000. www.win-ent.com.

10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Targets NetworkCentric OpenVPX Systems

Kontron has presented a new 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch that is designed to significantly enhance and standardize data throughput in network-centric OpenVPX applications. The outstanding feature of the fully managed Layer 2/Layer 3 Switch Kontron VX3920 is its 24 highthroughput 10 Gbit/s ports to the data plane. These can be scaled through channel bundling even up to 40 Gbit/s bandwidth. With its high port density and bandwidth, the new IPv4/v6 VXP switch is an ideal backbone and infrastructure building block for COTS systems in various mobile and stationary ground based, naval and airborne applications. With up to 60 Gbit/s data throughput provided by one Rear I/O module with 40 Gbit/s Ethernet QSFP+ and two 10 Gbit/s SFP+, it also enables a powerful networking for complex system clusters, which are found on larger military intelligence and surveillance applications such as naval vessels. The non-blocking L2/L3 gigabit switch Kontron VX3920 offers 24x 10 Gbit/s ports to the backplane. These can also be bundled in groups of four on data leads with 40 Gbit/s. For system interconnection 2x SFP+ cages for 10 Gigabit Ethernet are offered on the front. These can be used with cost saving copper cables or fiber-optic cables for long distance networking. For management and debugging there is an EIA-232-port, which can also be routed to the backplane. Two master/slave capable I²C buses allow communication with Kontron’s VPX Chassis Monitoring Board CMB. The Kontron VX3920 switch is available as an air-cooled version for environmental temperatures of 0°C up to +55°C and as a rugged-conduction-cooled (RC) version for the extended temperature range (-40°C up to +85°C).

Kontron, Poway, CA. (888) 294-4558. www.kontron.com.

Power Supply Series Provide Low Output Voltage Options

TDK Corporation has extended the GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models. Combining the same high efficiency, high power density and low standby power characteristics as other models within the GWS500 series, the 5V 80A and 7.5V 67A models are well-suited for fitting into 1U enclosures. The GWS series is a 400W to 500W AC-DC, forced air-cooled power supply that achieves up to 90 percent efficiency, dramatically cutting the heat generated. Featuring a 4.1- x 8.6-inch footprint and 1.6-inch height, the GWS500 is one of the smallest products in its class.

TDK-Lambda Americas, San Diego, CA. (619) 628-2859. www.us.tdk-lambda.com.

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ATCA Blades Boast Refreshed Dual Intel Xeon Processors

ADLINK Technology announced availability of the enhanced aTCA-6250 and aTCA-6200A (shown), AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processor blades with robust computing power, high throughput connectivity and accelerated packet processing capabilities. Featuring dual 10-core Intel Xeon processors E5-2658 v2 and E5-2648L v2 (2.4 GHz/1.9 GHz) paired with the Intel C604 chipset, the aTCA-6250 and aTCA-6200A provide distinctive capabilities in support of carrier-grade military applications. The refreshed aTCA-6250 processor blade offers eight channels of DDR3-1866 memory up to 128 Gbytes, and a 400W power supply subsystem for maximum computing performance. It provides versatile connectivity, including dual 10GbE Fabric Interfaces, dual GbE Base Interfaces, quad front panel GbE interfaces, dual front panel USB and COM ports, and onboard SATA DOM socket. The refreshed aTCA-6200A features DDR3-1866 memory up to 128 Gbytes and a PICMG mid-size AMC bay for flexible expansion, supporting AMC.1 PCI Express and Advanced Switching, AMC.2 Gigabit Ethernet and AMC.3 SATA/SAS storage expansion.

ADLINK, San Jose, CA. (408) 360-0200. www.adlinktech.com.


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VME and VPX SBCs Do Combined Data Plane and Control Processing

Aitech Defense Systems offers two new rugged SBCs based on the latest Freescale 12-core T4240 QorIQ processor architecture. Both the VME-based C111 and the VPX-based C112 provide integrated performance characteristics that enable enhanced processing in data-intensive rugged and defense computing environments. The single slot SBCs operate at up to 1.8 GHz with up to 16 Gbyte of ECC-protected SDRAM to ensure high data integrity. The SDRAM memory is divided into two separate 8 Gbyte banks allowing maximum speed in processor-to-memory or memory-to-memory data transfers without bus thrashing. It also allows dynamic allocation of the 12 processor cores to either memory bank to help balance memory data transfers and performance within the application. Additional memory resources on either board includes 512 Mbytes of NOR Flash memory, up to 16 Gbytes of Flash disk mass storage and 512 kbytes of NVRAM (MRAM). Equipped with two PMC/XMC sites each, the boards provide extended resources and design flexibility. Both the C111 and C112 are available in conduction- and air-cooled versions for use in a diverse set of rugged environments. The C111 supports both 2eSST and 2eVME protocols as well as legacy VME interfaces. The VME bridge located on the PCI-X bus for high-speed throughput provides full system controller functionality including arbitration, interrupt handling and clock generation. The SBC’s diverse set of I/O includes Ethernet, SATA 2.0, USB 2.0, serial ports and discrete I/O channels to accommodate a diverse set of storage, communication and other onboard peripherals. Developed to the new VPX (VITA 46.0) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) platforms, the C112 is mechanically and electrically compatible to these specifications.

Reliable Computing for a Harsh World

Elma’s SFF-IP68 is a compact, rugged computer in a conduction cooled enclosure. Designed for harsh environmental conditions, with protection from continuous water immersion and dust penetration, along with high shock and vibration resistance. The system ships with a conformal coated Intel® based single board computer loaded with SDRAM and NAND Flash, I/O ports for PCI Express, Ethernet, serial and COM ports. The entire system’s temperature operation ranges from -40°C to +85°C. It ships off the shelf with the above features. Tailored configurations can be easily accommodated.

Aitech Defense Systems, Chatsworth, CA. (888) 248-3248. www.rugged.com.

ApplicationReady Platforms Support MicroTCA

Vadatech has announced its first applicationready platform (ARP). The ARP is a pre-configured system platform that is suited for Mil/Aero applications requiring front-end deterministic processing and high data rates. The ARP200 Application-Ready Platform for Milsensor processing uses five AMC515 FPGAs, one AMC713 Freescale PowerPC P5020 processsor, one MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) and a power module. VadaTech offers a Virtex-7 FPGA as a default, but has standard options for Kintex, Artix and Zynq chipsets based on the desired price/ performance of the system. Similarly, the ARP200 has a standard PowerPC P5020 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) processor, but offers Intel and Cavium-based processors as options.

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Packaged Rugged Ethernet Solutions Are VICTORY-Compliant

Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a complete lineup of VICTORYcompliant network switching and routing solutions. Included are the XPand6206, XPand6207 and XPand6208 fully integrated, ready-to-deploy systems. These systems are high-performance Small Form Factor (SFF) networking solutions that function as secure, standalone and fully managed switches and routers. They provide a combination of performance, size and capability unmatched in the industry and include features such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a removable Solid State Drive (SSD). These fully packaged solutions integrate the VICTORY-compliant XChange3013 and XChange3018 3U VPX switches and routers to enable maximum networking performance and versatility using industry-standard COTS components. They also support IPv6, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and a comprehensive set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols. The XPand6206 maximizes connectivity with support for twenty 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ports. The XPand6207 emphasizes network performance with 10 Gigabit Ethernet support, providing six 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit ports and 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The XPand6208 is a fully managed 10 Gigabit and Gigabit Ethernet switch and router that also integrates the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor-based XPedite7570 3U VPX module and XPort6193 removable Solid State Drive (SSD).

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Middleton, WI. (608) 833-1155. www.xes-inc.com.

PCIe Frame Grabber Captures Four Channels of Analog Video and Stereo Audio

Sensoray announces an addition to their extensive line of high quality, broadcast grade, lowlatency and real-time video solutions. The Model 810, PCI Express 4-Channel Frame Grabber with Audio Capture, simultaneously captures four channels of analog NTSC/ PAL video and four channels of stereo audio. It captures raw video frames from each channel at up to full frame rate, resulting in an aggregate frame capture rate of up to 120 fps for NTSC and 100 fps for PAL. Four BNC connectors are available on the board's mounting bracket for connecting external composite video sources. A DB15 connector on the same bracket is used for the audio inputs. A 34-pin header provides an alternative convenient access to all I/O signals on the board.

Sensoray, Tigard, OR. (503) 684-8005. www.sensoray.com.

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ANNUAL ARTICLE INDEX

January 2013

February 2013

Tech Focus:

Tech Focus: CompactPCI and

VME SBCs for Tech Refresh Roundup

CompactPCI Serial Board Roundup

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The 5 Most Compute-Intensive Military Applications

Video Processing Evolves for the Networked Military

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Flexibility Drives Latest Power Supply Innovations

Busless Systems and Slot-Card Solutions Vie for Mindshare

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Rackmount Servers Redefine Military Blade Computing

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Volume 15 Number 2 February 2013

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System Solutions Tackle Security and Anti-Tamper

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DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS

SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE

Publisher’s Notebook Bracing for Cuts: Sequestration or Not............................................ 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 52 Editorial Reform Act Report Card.................................................................. 66 Five Most Compute-Intensive Military Applications Computing Enables Different Military Systems in Varying Ways.................................................................. 10 Jeff Child

GPU Technology Eases Challenge of UAV EO/IR Processing Design....................................................... 16 Marc Couture, Mercury Systems

UAV Systems Face Safety-Critical Challenges............................... 20 Himalya Bansal and Shan Bhattacharya, LDRA

Small UAV Systems Push Bandwidth and Latency Envelopes.... 24 Lee Foss, Advanced Micro Peripherals

TECH RECON

Busless Modules vs. Slot Card Computing Busless Systems Evolve to Challenge Slot Card Approaches....... 28 Clarence Peckham

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Rackmount Blade Servers Meet Defense Needs Rackmount Servers Bulk Up for Diverse Military Uses.............. 36 Jeff Child

ATCA Virtualization Meets Military Recording/Playback Needs............................................................... 40 Steve Looby, SANBlaze Technology

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

VME SBCs for Tech Refresh VME SBCs Secure Their Hold as Tech Refresh Kings................. 46 Jeff Child

VME SBCs for Tech Refresh Roundup.......................................... 48

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Publisher’s Notebook Sequestration: Won’t it Ever Go Away?............................................ 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 54 Editorial Open Standards Success................................................................... 66 Boards and Systems for Video Processing Video Processing Solutions Step Up to Meet New Challenges... 10 Jeff Child

VPX Meets Needs of High-Performance Avionics Systems........ 16 Akos Csilling, Creative Electronic Systems

Exploring New Criteria for Rugged System Testing..................... 22 Wayne Tustin, Equipment Reliability Institute

TECH RECON

Power Supply Trends for Boards and Systems Power Supplies Evolve to Meet Needs of Boards and Systems... 28 Jeff Child

Application Needs Drive Power Protection Choices.................... 34 Vince Polino, NOVA Power Solutions

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Anti-Tamper and Security for Electronics Hardware and Software Work Together to Secure Systems........ 40 Christine Van De Graaf, Lilee Systems

Cryptographic Technology Assures Supply Chain Security........ 44 Richard Newell and Ming-Hoe Kiu, Microsemi

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial Boards CompactPCI Holds its Ground in SWaP-critical Systems.......... 48 Jeff Child

CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial Board Roundup............... 50


ANNUAL ARTICLE INDEX

March 2013

April 2013

Tech Focus:

Tech Focus:

Rugged Ethernet Switch Board Roundup

Small Non-Standard Board Roundup

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

VME and OpenVPX Position for Future Success

GPGPUs and FPGAs Vie for Parallel Processing Dominance

PLUS:

PLUS:

DoD Budget Report: Program and Technology Impacts of Sequestration Volume 15 Number 3 March 2013

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DEPARTMENTS

Publisher’s Notebook Positioning for Success....................................................................... 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 48 Editorial Army Regroups and Redirects......................................................... 58

SPECIAL FEATURE

Where OpenVPX and VME Overlap and Diverge OpenVPX and VME Contend with Overlaps and Differences.. 10 Clarence Peckham

System Requirements Drive OpenVPX and VME Choices........ 18 RJ McLaren, Kontron

TECH RECON

DoD Budget Report: Major Programs DoD Leaders Weigh in on Effects of Budget Uncertainties........ 24 Jeff Child

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Annual EOL and Component Obsolescence Directory Resources Abound to Mitigate the Growing Obsolescence Challenge................................................... 32 Jeff Child

Annual EOL and Component Obsolescence Directory............... 38

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Rugged Ethernet Switch Boards Ethernet Switch Board Choices Span a Range of Form Factors.42 Jeff Child

Ethernet Switch Boards Roundup................................................... 44

Unmanned Ground Vehicles Roll toward Greater Autonomy

Volume 15 Number 4 April 2013

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Smart Munitions and Small UAVs Face SWaP Challenges

An RTC Group Publication

DEPARTMENTS

Publisher’s Notebook May Finally Have Hit Bottom............................................................ 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 50 Editorial Playing Technology Catch Up......................................................... 58

SPECIAL FEATURE

GPGPUs vs. FPGAs for Military Signal Processing GPGPUs Stake Out Territory beside FPGAs for Military Signal Processing.......................................................... 10 Clarence Peckham

Exploiting GPGPU RDMA Capabilities Overcomes Performance Limits...................................................... 16 Dustin Franklin, GE Intelligent Platforms

TECH RECON

Embedded Computing in Unmanned Ground Systems Upgrades and Autonomy Improvements Lead UGV Technology Advances................................................... 22 Jeff Child

UGV Requirements Push Evolution in HPEC Performance...................................................................... 26 Mike Jones, ADLINK Technology

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Advances in Smart Munitions and Small UAV Payloads Smart Munitions and Small UAVs Wrestle with SWaP Hurdles............................................................. 36 Jeff Child

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Small Non-Standard Boards Non-Standard Boards Target Function over Form....................... 44 Jeff Child

Small Non-Standard Boards Roundup........................................... 46

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ANNUAL ARTICLE INDEX

May 2013

June 2013 Tech Focus:

Tech Focus: PC/104 and

PC/104 Family Boards Roundup

FPGA Processing Board Roundup

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

Vehicle Modernization Efforts Set Path Toward Efficiency

Ethernet and 1553 Weave Legacies of Avionics Success

PLUS:

PLUS:

Ethernet and PCI Express Tackle I/O Bandwidth Needs

Volume 15 Number 5 May 2013

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Storage Architectures Eye Visualization and I/O Acceleration

An RTC Group Publication

VICTORY Initiative Eases Vehicle Electronics Integration Volume 15 Number 6 June 2013

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Rugged Displays and Panel PCs Serve Net-Centric ISR Needs

An RTC Group Publication

DEPARTMENTS

Publisher’s Notebook Close the Cyber Security Gap............................................................ 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 44 Editorial It’s about the People........................................................................... 50

SPECIAL FEATURE

Military Vehicle Computing and Comms Military Vehicle Modernization and Upgrade Efforts Strive for Efficiency.............................................. 10 Jeff Child

Military Vehicles Leverage the Blending of Computing and Comms.............................................................. 18 Mike Southworth, Parvus

TECH RECON

10 Gbit Ethernet and PCIe Fabrics as Systen Solutions Matching CPU and I/O Bandwidth Drives Next-Gen Radar and Sonar.............................................................. 24 Vincent Chuffart, Kontron

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

SSDs, Memory Modules and Storage Architectures Virtualization and I/O Acceleration Fuel ATCA Success............ 32 Steve Looby, SANBlaze Technology

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

FPGA Processing Boards Board-Level FPGA Solutions Feed Signal Processing Needs...... 36 Jeff Child

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup................................................ 38

DEPARTMENTS

Publisher’s Notebook Best Year Ever?...Maybe for Some..................................................... 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 44 Editorial Economics of Spectrum Allocation....................................... 50

SPECIAL FEATURE

I/O System Options: 1553, Ethernet and More Ethernet and 1553 Share a Long Path of System I/O Legacy...... 10 Clarence Peckham

Mil Spec Point-to-Point Interfaces Work to Live alongside Ethernet..................................................... 20 Denes Molnar and Don Anderson, Sabtech Industries

TECH RECON

Military Vehicle Computing and Comms Part 2 VICTORY Standard Eliminates Costly Vehicle Redundancies........................................................... 24 David Jedynak, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Displays and Panel PCs for Net-Centric Systems Displays and Panel PCs Help Connect the Networked Military.................................................................... 30 Jeff Child

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Displays and Panel PCs for Net-Centric Systems Displays and Panel PCs Help Connect the Networked Military.................................................................... 30 Jeff Child

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

PC/104 and PC/104-Family Boards PC/104 Nurtures a Niche Where Legacy and Performance Collide.................................................................. 36 Jeff Child

PC/104 and PC/104-Family Boards Roundup.............................. 38

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ANNUAL ARTICLE INDEX

July 2013

August 2013 Tech Focus:

Tech Focus: COM and

OpenVPX SBC Roundup

COM Express Boards Roundup

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

Pre-Integrated Systems Solve Cost and Readiness Challenges

System Designers Rethink Tech Upgrade Choices

PLUS:

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Rugged Laptops and Workstations Serve a More Mobile Military

Safety and Security Software Meet UAV System Needs Volume 15 Number 7 July 2013

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Military Wrestles with Counterfeit ICs Problem

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Volume 15 Number 8 August 2013

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Embedded Development Tools Broaden Their Scope

An RTC Group Publication

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SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE

Publisher’s Notebook Is the DoD Too Big to Change?......................................................... 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 46 Editorial Summers and Systems...................................................................... 50 Pre-Integrated Systems Serve Tech Readiness Needs Pre-Integrated Systems Move Closer to End Applications.......... 10 Jeff Child

Achieving Technology Readiness Involves Many Factors........... 20 Vincent Chuffart, Kontron

TECH RECON

Software for Safety-Critical and Mission-Critical Systems Software Technologies Boost Safety and Security of UAV System Architectures........................................... 28 Dr. Robert Dewar, AdaCore

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Battling against Military Counterfeit ICs In the Defense Market, the Fight Goes on against Counterfeit ICs..................................................................... 32 Steve Martin, Components Direct

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

OpenVPX SBCs OpenVPX Absorbs New Technology as it Paves Way to Higher Performance.................................................. 38 Jeff Child

OpenVPX SBCs Roundup................................................................ 40

Publisher’s Notebook Clock Ticks toward Sequestration’s Next Bite................................. 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 46 Editorial Beware the After-Thinker................................................................ 50 Rugged Box vs. Slot Card Systems for Tech Upgrades Box-Level Systems Vie with Slot Cards for Upgrade Programs...................................................................... 10 Jeff Child

Variety of Factors Influence Pre-Integrated System Decisions..................................................... 18 Christine Van de Graaf, Aaeon Electronics

TECH RECON

Rugged Laptops, Workstations and Display Systems Rugged Laptops and Workstations Enable a Net-Centric Military......................................................... 24 Jeff Child

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Embedded Development Tools for the Military Architecting for Interoperability Smoothes System of Systems Challenges......................................................... 32 Gordon Hunt, RTI

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

COM and COM Express Boards COM Express Rides Wave of Integrated Electronic Systems...... 40 Jeff Child

COM and COM Express Boards Roundup................................... 42

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ANNUAL ARTICLE INDEX

September 2013

October 2013

Tech Focus:

Tech Focus:

EBX, ETX and ITX SBC Roundup

Rugged Box System Roundup

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

Storage Technologies Meet a Wide Spectrum of Needs

Military Communications Technology Ascends to New Heights PLUS:

Fabrics Provide Upgrade Path for Legacy cPCI Platforms

EXCLUSIVE:

Designing at the System-toSystem Level — Part 2

PLUS:

FPGA Boards Transform Radar and SIGINT Capabilities

Volume 15 Number 9 September 2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Designing at the System-to-System Level — Part 1

Volume 15 Number 10 October 2013

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DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS

SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE

Publisher’s Notebook Quantum Change on the Way........................................................... 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 44 Editorial Open Architecture’s Day in the Sun............................................... 50 Military Storage Hierarchies: From RAID to SSDs Military Demands a Whole Hierarchy of Storage Solutions....... 10 Jeff Child

Cache Partitioning Enhances Multicore Performance................. 18 Tim King, DDC-I

TECH RECON

VPX, VXS and VME FPGA Boards in Radar and SIGINT Customized Approach Leverages OpenVPX Flexibility.............. 24 Brian Roberts, Dawn VME Products

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

EXCLUSIVE: Designing at the System-to-System Level: The Industry’s New Challenge Innovative Systems and Standards Enable Efficient Ground Vehicle Networking............................................ 28 Johnny Keggler

FACE Standard Brings Open Concepts to Airborne Platforms....................................................................... 34 Jeff Child

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

EBX, ETX and ITX SBCs Busless Embedded Form Factors Mean Tight SWaP Requirements.................................................... 38 Jeff Child

EBX, ETX and ITX Boards Roundup............................................. 40

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Publisher’s Notebook More Positive Signs............................................................................. 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 46 Editorial Time and Tide and Technology....................................................... 50 Embedded Computing Building Blocks for Comms and Networking Military Comms and Networking: Hitting Ground and Taking Off...................................................... 10 Jeff Child

Box-Level Solutions Smooth Development of Complex Systems.......................................................................... 18 RJ McLaren, Kontron America

TECH RECON

Upgrade Paths for Legacy CompactPCI Systems Upgrade Technologies Pave Path for Legacy CompactPCI......... 24 Jeff Child

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

EXCLUSIVE: Designing at the System-to-System Level: The Industry’s New Challenge Part 2 Open Architectures Revamp Naval Electronic Warfare’s Future.............................................................. 28 Jeff Child

UAV Payloads Soar Forward with New Capabilities.................... 34 Jeff Child

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Rugged Stand-Alone Box Products Box-Level Rugged Systems Meet Diverse Needs.......................... 39 Jeff Child

Rugged Box Systems Roundup........................................................ 40


ANNUAL ARTICLE INDEX

November 2013

December 2013

Tech Focus: High Reliability

Tech Focus:

Power Supply Roundup

XMC and FMC Boards Roundup

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

The Journal of Military Electronics & Computing

Small Form Factor Box Standards Jockey for Military Mindshare EXCLUSIVE:

GPGPUs Meet Challenge of Radar Processing Designs An RTC Group Publication

Technology Advances Rev Up UAV Recon Capabilities

PLUS:

PLUS:

Graphics Processing Enters the System-on-Chip Realm

Embedded Computing Provides Solution for ISS Gear

Volume 15 Number 11 November 2013

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Networking and Video Solutions Revamp Situational Awareness

DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS

SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE

Jeff Child

Jeff Child

Publisher’s Notebook Washington’s Three Ring Circus....................................................... 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 44 Editorial An Army with Hurdles Aplenty...................................................... 50 Small Form Factor Box Systems and Standards Choices Gel for Small Form Factor Box-Level Standards........... 10 PC/104 vs. COM Express for Rugged, SFF Military Systems..... 16 JC Ramirez, ADL Embedded Solutions

TECH RECON

GPGPU vs. Traditional Processing for Radar Systems GPGPUs Vie with Traditional Processing for Radar Systems..... 20 Marc Couture, Director, Mercury Systems

GPUs Offer Dual Solution for Radar and Video Display Function............................................................ 28 Dr. David G. Johnson, Cambridge Pixel

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Embedded Technologies Meet Space-based Challenges in Space ISS Video System Upgrade Leverages Multicore SBC Technology.............................................................. 34 Brian K. Widgren, Teledyne Brown Engineering Jim Renehan, Trenton Systems

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

High Reliability Power Supplies Power Supplies and Converters Meet a Variety of Mission Critical Needs................................................................. 38

Editorial Technology Shines Through.............................................................. 6 The Inside Track........................................................................................ 8 COTS Products........................................................................................ 34 Annual Article Index.............................................................................. 40 Marching to the Numbers...................................................................... 50 Tech Advances in UAV Recon Platforms Reconnaissance Solutions Advance Among all UAV Sizes......... 10

TECH RECON

System-on-Chip Processors do Military Duty High-Performance Graphics Processing Pushes SoCs toward Military........................................................... 18 Dan Joncas, CoreAVI Kelly Gillilan, AMD Embedded Solutions

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Situational Awareness: From Command to Soldier Level LTE Networking Aids Battlespace Visualization Systems........... 22 Ray Adensamer, Radisys Harry Jensen, Radisys

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

XMC and FMC Boards XMCs and FMCs Fit the Mold for Today’s Modularity Needs................................................................ 28 Jeff Child

XMC and FMC Boards Roundup................................................... 30

Jeff Child

High Rel Power Supplies Roundup................................................. 40

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90

170

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160

140

120

80

140

100

70

120

RE101-2 7cm Navy

60

40

100

200 300

500

1k

2k

3k

5k

10k

20

30

50

0 30

100k

Frequency in Hz

100

200 300

500

1k

2k

3k

5k

10k

20

30

50

100M

200M

300M

400

500

800

70

60

60

Level in dBµV/m

50 40 30

RE102-3 space system and aircraft(External)

40

20

20

100

200

300

500

800 1k

2k

3k

4k

8 10k

Frequency in Hz

*CE101. CONDUCTED EMISSIONS, 30 Hz - 10 KHz.

100

80

RE102-3 space system and aircraft(External)

50 40

EC CE102-1 28V

60

40

30

20

20 10

0

10

0 30

50

1G

80

70

120

Level in dBµV/m

80

90

80

140

60

60

*RE102. RADIATED ELECTRIC FIELD, 30 MHz - 1 GHz.

160

RE101-2 7cm Navy

10 30

50

Frequency in Hz

90

80

20

0 30M

100k

*RE101. RADIATED MAGNETIC FIELD POS.F, 30 Hz - 100 KHz.

100

60

40

10

50

Frequency in Hz

*RE101. RADIATED MAGNETIC FIELD POS.B, 30 Hz - 100 KHz.

Level in dBpT

RE102-3 space system and aircraft(External)

40

80

20

20

50

50

30

40

20

0 30

80

Level in dBµA

RE101-2 7cm Navy

60

100

Level in dBµV

80

EC CE101-4 above 28V

60

Level in dBµV/m

100

Level in dBpT

Level in dBpT

120

50

100

200 300

500

1k

2k

3k

5k

10k

20

30

50

100k

0 10k

Frequency in Hz

0 1G

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50

100k

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500

1M

2M

3M

5M

10M

20

Frequency in Hz

RE TU D I

THE EU

COMPO

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Y

IDE US NS

*RE102. RADIATED ELECTRIC FIELD, 10 KHz - 30 MHz.

N

MILITAR

ANUFAC

*RE101. RADIATED MAGNETIC FIELD POS.C, 30 Hz - 100 KHz.

30M

2G

3G

4G

5G

6

8

10G

Frequency in Hz

*RE102. RADIATED ELECTRIC FIELD, 1 GHz - 18 GHz.

* Figures achieved by CM-ATR-3U chassis in MIL-STD-461F testing procedures conducted by Independent Authorised Labs. CS101, CS116, RS101 & RS103 certificates also available.

18G

-10 10k

20

30

50

100k

200 300

500

1M

2M

3M

5M

Frequency in Hz

*CE102. CONDUCTED EMISSIONS, 10 KHz - 10 MHz.

CM Computer

True Military COTS Products

10M

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