Direct RF Sampling at Signaling Rates up to 12GHz Enabled by Next Generation 25 GS/s Receiver and Transmitter Products

AOC International Symposium (Booth #706), Washington, D.C. –  October 6-9, 2014 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Tektronix Component Solutions, has developed technology that doubles the already industry-leading analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) data bandwidth performance supported by its groundbreaking CHAMP-WB OpenVPX™ board family. Featuring the highest bandwidth ADC/DAC performance yet available in the defense and aerospace COTS market, the new  receiver and transmitter products  will deliver an unprecedented 25 GS/s. The combined board-set will enable, for the first time, direct RF sampling of bandwidths up to 12GHz using open architecture commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modules. These 25 GS/s receiver and transmitter products are the latest ISR and EW solutions resulting from Curtiss-Wright's technology and marketing partnership with Tektronix Component Solutions. The rugged COTS modules comprising the board-set are designed for defense and aerospace applications that require very high bandwidth. Together, they will speed and simplify the design of very high performance Wideband SIGINT, EW, and SATCOM applications for deployed platforms such as manned and unmanned aircraft, ground vehicles, ships and base stations. The board-set’s ultra-high sampling rate will enable these applications to scan huge swaths of bandwidth for signals of interest.  Additional details about the products, performance and availability are scheduled to be announced in Q1 2015.

"Our new 25 GS/s receiver and transmitter board-set will double the wide-band processing bandwidth achievable using open standards-based rugged COTS technology," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “Curtiss-Wright, in collaboration with Tektronix Component Solutions, is proud to announce that we are continuing our commitment to push the performance envelope for COTS ISR and EW systems by extending the previous industry-leading 12 GS/s capability to a new set of 25 GS/s products scheduled for introduction in mid-2015.”

A Complete System Offering

The 25 GS/s receiver and transmitter boards will join Curtiss-Wright's already extensive HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) family of modules and fully integrated system solutions. They complement Curtiss-Wright's wide range of Intel® and Power® Architecture-based VME and VPX SBCs, DSP engines and GP-GPU engines, such as the earlier CHAMP-WB-DRFM board, the VPX6-1957 Single Board Computer, and CHAMP-AV8 Digital Signal Processor, as well as Curtiss-Wright's broad range of signal processing I/O FMC mezzanine products, including  theFMC-516/518.  The 25 GS/s receiver and transmitter products are also part of the recently announced Fabric40™ family of 40 Gbps performance boards and backplanes. Combining these products with Curtiss-Wright's network switch and backplane products enables system designers to quickly and easily develop interoperable highly scalable, high performance systems. 

Software Support

Software support for the 25 GS/s receiver and transmitter modules will include Curtiss-Wright's industry leading FXTools™ BSP and FPGA design kit, which features highly-optimized IP Blocks, a development environment, reference designs, scriptable simulation test benches and software libraries. Operating environment support includes VxWorks® and Linux® variants.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

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