Tekmicro’s existing QuiXilica product line based on the ANSI/VITA 41 (VXS) standard already combines best-in-class signal acquisition and generation technology with Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGA processing and has been designed into numerous defense and intelligence programs for both laboratory and deployed environments. By extending the QuiXilica product line into OpenVPX, Tekmicro can offer our customers a wider range of choices and form factors for their programs based on a common hardware, firmware and software architecture.
“While our customers are first and foremost interested in performance, we are seeing an increasing focus on modularity and reuse of applications across a range of form factors and application domains,” comments Andrew Reddig, president and chief technology officer at Tekmicro. “Because our QuiXilica product line is based on a modular architecture, we can support a range of form factors while reusing the analog I/O modules, allowing the same state-of-the-art A/D and D/A modules to be rehosted across VXS and OpenVPX systems with the same backend firmware. Our QuiXtream architecture for network-enabled FPGA processing further adds to the scalability and modularity of QuiXilica-based systems, protecting the user’s investment in both firmware and software across a very wide range of SWAP targets.”
Tekmicro is planning a range of OpenVPX compliant products using Xilinx Virtex 5 and Virtex 6 FPGA technology for delivery in 2010. Additional details about these products will be announced in the coming months.
About TEK Microsystems, Incorporated
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Tekmicro designs, manufactures and delivers a wide range of advanced high-performance boards and systems for embedded real-time data acquisition, data conversion, storage and recording. Tekmicro provides both commercial and rugged grade products that are used in real-time systems designed for a wide range of defense, intelligence and industrial applications such as C4ISR, signals intelligence, electronic warfare and radar. For additional information see www.tekmicro.com.