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new products OpenVPX 3U AND 6U PROCESSING MODULES Mercury Computer Systems’ 3U and 6U OpenVPX™ modules can be configured with other components, such as Radio Frequency (RF) tuners, into advanced Application Ready Subsystems™ (ARS™). The3U Ensemble HCD3210 prosemble cessing module combines a Virtex-6 FPGA with rtex-6 a Freescale™ dual-core 8640D general purpose neral processor and an industry standard dard XMC site to enable a single-slot solution for data acquisition and multi-stage processing. The 3U Ensemble SFM3010 multi-plane switching module supports a e low-latency, deterministic SRIO fabric data plane, O a GigE switching control plane and an IPMI-based d IPMI b d system management plane. The 6U OpenVPX Echotek® Series SCFE-V6-OVPX module supports three Virtex-6 FPGAs, two industry standard VITA-57 FMC sites and a Linux-based control processor. Multiple 6U modules can be configured in scalable subsystems supporting multi-channel coherency. Mercury Computer System Inc.; Chelmsford, MA; 5 500 MHz - 20 GHz HIGH-GAIN OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA O SunCastle Microwave’s high-gain omnidirectional (fixed on the horizon) antenna operates from 500 MHz to 20 GHz with a < 7 dB return loss, pure passive gain (transmit and receive), gain on a ground plane from 5 dB to 18 dB (7 dB at 1 GHz), and gain on a mast from 1 dB to 12 dB. Unit is 4.25 inches in i diameter and 5.5 inches long. Custom versions of the antenna with different gains, s frequencies and input options are available. SunCastle Microwave LLC; San Diego, CA; LOW PHASE NOISE 2400 MHz DRO REPLACEMENT EM Research’s custom-designed ESP-2400 phase-locked oscillators for dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) replacement in Hi-Rel applications operate at 2400 MHz with <-116 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz phase noise. Units are supplied with an internal frequency reference and offer +15 dBm output power and low spurs (<-70 dBc). Units feature an extended operating temperature range (-40°C to +85°C), high vibration tolerance and low power consumption. Custom units are available in fixed frequencies from 50 MHz to 26 GHz in a connectorized DRO standard package of 2.25” x 2.25” x 0.6”. The package can be optionally hermetically-sealed. EM Research, Inc.; Reno, Nevada; PORTABLE RADAR TARGET, ECM AND CLUTTER GENERATORS RF Simulation Systems’ RFSS-1200 Radar Target Generator (RTG) is an ultra-wide band, high-fidelity, 12-bit Digital RF Memory (DRFM)-based Radar/ECM/Clutter Generator. The unit is capable of up to 1.5 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (IBW) at a user defined baseband, IF or range of RF Frequencies. The model RFSS-1000 is a lower-cost 10 bit DRFM configuration expandable to IBWs greater than 2 GHz. Both models weigh about 40 lbs, are 7 inches high, and can come with a w ith transit case with wheels/handles. RF Simulation Systems Inc.; Irvine, CA; 54 The Journal of Electronic Defense | September 2011 QUAD CHANNEL 250 MSPS 16-BIT FMC Curtiss-Wright Controls’ FMC-516 quad channel, 250 MSPS, 16-bit mezzanine card (FMC/VITA 57) enables direct coupling of I/O devices to a host FPGA. The FMC-516 supports an onboard programmable sample clock generator as well as an external reference input. Multiple FMC-516 boards can be synchronized to increase the number of input channels through the use of trigger input/output signals directly under the control of the FPGA. The card is supported with CWCEC’s FusionXF/HDL development kit including software, HDL and utilities with examples and infrastructure for using the FMC-516 on each supported host. The unit is available i bo air-cooled and conducboth i il bl in b tion-cooled rugged versions. tion-coole ed Curtiss-Wright Controls C Cu Embedded Computing; E High Wycombe, UK; ULTRA-WIDEBAND CHANNELIZER IP CORE RF Engines’ ChannelCore Flex IP core can be configured to support concurrent monitoring of multiple-thousands of channels over a bandwidth greater than 1 GHz. Bandwidths can range from as large as hundreds of megahertz, to as narrow as a few hertz, delivering an overall aggregate channelized sample rate that can exceed 1Gsample/sec. Channels can be overlapped to accommodate broadband transmissions, and have center frequencies and sample rates independently tunable to sub-1-Hz resolution. Supplied as a netlist, the IP core features a compact size for use in lower-cost, smaller-size FPGAs. RF Engines Ltd.; Newport, Isle of Wight, UK;

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - September 2011

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Detecting and Defeating IEDs
Developing Critical EW Technologies: Digital Devices Move Into the Analog Space
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - September 2011