Radar Interface Board has dual-channel architecture.

Press Release Summary:

Available in PMC mezzanine card or half-length PCI card formats, Osiris supports 2 independent radar channels inputs at rates to 16k samples/return. Open standard-based solution supports sampling at frequencies up to 50 MHz on each of its 2 analog inputs, which can be mixed with up to 8 digital radar inputs. Its 64 bit, 66 MHz PCI interface can output 2 streams of radar video directly to host processor, and each stream can be processed using one of 2 sets of trigger and turning data.

Original Press Release:

Curtiss-Wright Debut's New Dual-Channel Radar Acquisition and Processing Card

Osiris Radar Processor is Available in PMC or PCI Card Formats

LEESBURG, VA - May 1, 2006 - Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has announced Osiris, a new high-performance, dual channel radar interface board. Osiris, available in PMC mezzanine card or half-length PCI card formats is a cost-effective, open standard-based radar signal processing solution ideal for use in COTS VME and CompactPCI embedded systems (PMC version) or in PC-based workstations (PCI version). The card simplifies and lowers the cost of integrating high-end analog and digital radar I/O and signal processing for defense and aerospace applications.

"Osiris uses on-board FPGA-based processing to deliver high-speed radar signal processing and dual-channel video output" said John Hunter, Managing Director of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's Real-Time Video & Graphics Group, Cambridge, U.K.. "Even better, Osiris brings advanced radar processing to PCI bus environments, lowering the cost and simplifying the integration of radar processing systems."

Osiris supports two independent radar channels inputs at rates up to 16k samples per return from its front panel connector. Inputs supported include radar video, triggers and azimuth turning data for RADDS, ACP/ARP and other specialized formats. The card supports sampling at frequencies up to 50 MHz on each of two analogue inputs, which can be mixed with up to 8 digital radar inputs. After digitizing and processing the incoming data with its on-board FPGA, the card's high-speed 64 bit, 66 MHz PCI interface can output two streams of radar video directly to the host processor at rates up to 25 MB/s per channel. The packets of video data are defined with a header and data block and are transferred to the PCI bus with DMA transfers. Each of the two streams can be processed using one of two sets of trigger and turning data which enables the card to either process a pair of radar videos derived from a single set of azimuth turning data and triggers, or to process two separate videos derived from two independent radars with their own trigger and turning data.

Additional features on Osiris include dual trigger input, gain control as a function of range, range and azimuth correlation, digital filtering, a built-in test generator, dual azimuth input and interference suppression. Synchro input is supported on the PCI variant of card with the addition of an optional synchro-adaption module.

Osiris is compatible with Curtiss-Wright's RVP radar video processor, allowing multiple channels of radar video to be processed and distributed over a LAN. A single Osiris card can support the processing of dual independent channels of radar video, which can be distributed to multiple display clients using RVP. A typical installation will feature RVP running on a VME or cPCI single board computer, with an Osiris PMC board serving as the radar interface. Alternatively, RVP can run on a PCI-based system with Osiris-PCI providing the radar input.

Software Support

Osiris has a device driver and board support package that provides a C language programming interface to application developers. This board support library provides a well-documented interface to all functions of the board, including configuration and data transfers. Software support for the Osiris card includes drivers for Windows, Linux/x86 and Solaris/x86 operating environments. Consult the factory for other operating systems and platforms.

Osiris comes from a long history of radar interface products at Curtiss-Wright (formerly Primagraphics), with interfaces to support many legacy and modern radar types. The card complements Curtiss-Wright's wide range of Single Board Computers, Digital Signal Processors, Graphics and Communications and I/O products. For more information about Curtiss-Wright's embedded computing solutions please visit www.cwcembedded.com.

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: sales@cwcembedded.com.

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