Rugged EW Wideband DRFM, ADC/DAC Transceiver and FPGA Processing Solutions Displayed By Curtiss-Wright at AOC 2015

Features In-Booth Demonstration of the 12 GSPS CHAMP-WB-DRFM Quick Start Kit and the Compact 3U 2-4GSPS VPX3-530 Wideband DRFM System

AOC International Symposium (Booth #134), Washington, D.C. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention. At AOC, Curtiss-Wright will highlight open architecture solutions for EW and sensor processing, including its extensive family of Xilinx® Virtex®-7 FPGA-based high performance ADC/DAC VPX modules. In-booth demonstrations will present the CHAMP-WB-DRFM Wideband Quick Start Kit (QSK) and the 2-4GSPS ADC/DAC VPX3-530 module in a rugged MPMC-9321 chassis.

In-Booth Demos:

CHAMP-WB-DRFM Wideband Quick Start Kit (QSK):

This demo will feature the QSK for Curtiss-Wright's CHAMP-WB-DRFM Wideband module. It will include the sampling and generating of Radar and QPSK patterns at 12 GS/s. The QSK system enables the capture, generation, loopback, analysis and display of signals up to 6 GHz.

2-4GSPS ADC/DAC VPX3-530 Module in a Rugged MPMC-9321 Chassis:

The VPX3-530 FPGA Module is a 2-4GSPS ADC/DAC transceiver card that features a Virtex-7 FPGA to deliver high analog I/O channel density, multi-GSPS speed and multi-board synchronization in a small rugged form factor. This demo will show the VPX3-530 capturing signals, with results displayed in the time or frequency domain. The module's DRFM capabilities will be demonstrated by generating a CHIRP waveform from a DAC output, capturing the chirp, delaying it by a user-programmable delay period, and then capturing the delayed waveform. The VPX3-530 works with the DRS Technologies SI-9170A/CC Microwave Tuner, a compact 3U VPX module that converts RF input signals in the 70 MHz to 18.25 GHz range to an IF signal. The modules are housed in a MPMC-932x Mission Computer that integrates wide bandwidth ADCs and DACs, FPGA-based signal processing, and an Intel® Core™i7 SBC.

Virtex-7 6U VPX FPGA Products on Display:

  • CHAMP-WB-DRFM: This DRFM card set combines 12 GS/x 8-bit ADC technology and 12 GS/s 10-bit DAC technology from Tektronix with Curtiss-Wright's CHAMP-WB 6U OpenVPX™ Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA processing engine to deliver an extremely high performance wide-band DRFM system.

  • CHAMP-WB-A25G:  Couples the dense processing resources of a single large Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA with high-bandwidth 25 GS/s 8-bit ADC technology from Tektronix in a commercial grade 6U OpenVPX module.

  • CHAMP-WB-D25G: Couples the dense processing resources of a single large Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA with high-bandwidth 25 GS/s 10-bit DAC technology from Tektronix in a commercial grade 6U OpenVPX (VITA 65) form factor module.

  • CHAMP-FX4: Curtiss-Wright's flagship user-programmable FPGA computing module combines three large Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs with over 12 GB of memory resources, designed to meet the needs of challenging embedded high-performance digital signal and image processing applications.

  • VPX3-530: Couples the dense processing resources of a single large Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA with high-bandwidth, high resolution dual 4 GS/s 12-bit ADC technology from Texas Instruments and dual 2.8 GS/s (5.6 interpolated) 14-bit DAC technology from Analog Devices in a compact and rugged 3U OpenVPX (VITA 65) form factor module.

For more information about Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions modules and systems for EW and SIGINT C4ISR applications please visit

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