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Radar/EW

Electronic jamming without friendly force interference demo to be performed by Raytheon for DARPA - News

March 06, 2012
TEWKSBURY, Mass. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Raytheon engineers to enable warfighters to conduct jamming operations with minimal control and communication interference with friendly forces.
Avionics

Navigation system for CH-53K helicopter gets software upgrade from Northrop Grumman - News

March 05, 2012
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. Engineers at Northrop Grumman will be modifying software for the LN-251 embedded GPS/fiber-optic inertial navigation system (INS) that flies on the CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter. The work is for a Navy Phase II contract awarded by officials at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Md.
Radar/EW

OpenVPX board released by Eurotech at Embedded World - News

March 02, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Engineers at Eurotech released their first OpenVPX board at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany this week. The CPU-111-10 is a rugged 6U VPX single-board computer (SBC) that has a quad-core Intel L5408 Xeon processor and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch in rugged conduction and convection-cooled versions.
Comms

PICMG frustration motivates European embedded vendors to form new standards consortium - Other

March 01, 2012
Frustrated buy what they say were long standards development processes within PICMG [PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group], leaders of different European embedded computing vendors formed a new standards consortium called the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies or SGET, which was announced this week at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany. Founding member companies of SGET include Advantech, congaec, Data Modul, Kontron, MSC, and SECO.
Comms

Intel processors and 3D Legos demo by Emerson Network Power - Other

March 01, 2012
Engineers at Emerson Network Power had some fun at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany this week when they ran a demo that leveraged facial recognition-like software with Intel processors and Lego toy boxes to create a 3D image of the toy inside the box.
Avionics

Fixed price avionics certification solution offered by LDRA - News

March 01, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Officials at LDRA created fixed price services group for avionics DO-178B/C and DO-254 certification. The new LDRA division -- LDRA Certification Services (LCS) -- was announced this week at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany.
Avionics

Ada language gets attention outside of military circles - Other

March 01, 2012
Designers of tools for the Ada programming language say there is a lot of interest at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany this year for Ada among medical system designers.
Radar/EW

Military signal processing and graphics processing growth areas for AMD processors - Other

March 01, 2012
AMD officials at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany this week say their G Series General Purpose Processors (GPUs) are getting a lot of attention in military signal processing applications where high-performance and intensive number crunching are crucial.
Radar/EW

Modularity desired by Embedded World attendees - Other

March 01, 2012
Attendees at the 2012 Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany are more concerned with modularity than form factor when it comes to their embedded purchases, says Robi Harris, director of sales and customer service at RTD in State College, Pa.
Comms

Rugged wrist-worn computers on display at Embedded World - Other

March 01, 2012
Remember Dick Tracy's wrist-watch TV? Engineers at Eurotech have channeled that little bit of science fiction into a wrist-worn computer that comes in three different versions including a rugged one for warfighters and it was on display this week at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany.
Avionics

GNAT Pro 7.0 Ada language tool released by Adacore - News

March 01, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. AdaCore officials released the latest version of their Ada development environment tool ? GNAT Pro 7.0 this week at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany. The new version implements and supports the upcoming Ada language revision ? Ada 2012.
Comms

CompactPCI multi-display controller with AMD Radeon GPU tech announced by MEN Mikro - News

March 01, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. A new 3U CompactPC multi-display controller -- the G214 -- that can manage six displays simultaneously was announced by officials at MEN Mikro Elektronik Gmbh at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany this week. The new device leverages the AMD Radeon E6760 General Purpose Processor (GPU) running at 600 megahertz.
Comms

Com Express carrier board with PC/104 expansion bus released by Connect Tech - News

March 01, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Engineers at Connect Tech released the Com Express Carrier, a carrier board for small form factor applications that has expansion capability for PC/104 and PC/104-Express. Connect Tech announced the board this week at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany.
Avionics

Requirements traceability tasks automated with test management extension from Visure - News

February 29, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Engineers at Visure Solutions in Madrid, Spain integrated test management into its new IRQA requirements engineering tool. The new feature enables validation of requirements for safety-critical software designers involved in military and commercial avionics DO-178B certification and other mission-critical applications. The IRQA tool automates requirements traceability with tests that provide proof points necessary for regulatory certification. Visure is demonstrating their Test Management Extension in Hall 4, Stand 418 at Embedded World this week.
Comms

FPGA integration important to military SDR - Other

February 29, 2012
FPGA integration experience is what many military Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Software Defined Radio (SDR) users want from board suppliers, Connect Tech's Patrick Dietrich told me at Embedded World in Germany today.
Comms

SymTA/S 3.1 and TraceAnalyzer 3.1 announced by Symtavision - News

February 29, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Engineers at Symtavision announced at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany the latest versions of their SymTA/S 3.1 and TraceAnalyzer 3.1 tools for verifying, optimizing and planning embedded real-time systems.
Avionics

PikeOS RTOS 3.3 update announced by SYSGO - News

February 28, 2012
NUREMBERG, Germany. Engineers at SYSGO released the latest version of their PikeOS Real-Time-Operating System (RTOS) ? version 3.3 ? at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany today. The latest update enables SMP and Linux support toward multi-core architectures. It also has a new certifiable file system, performance improvements, certifiable IP stack, and other tool improvements.
From The Editor

Embedded World makes good first impression - Other

February 28, 2012
Ok, end of my first day at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany and I?m impressed. It?s the biggest embedded show I?ve been to in the last 15 years and very well run with decent news value. The Embedded World floor was jammed the whole first day.
From The Editor

Kontron sees slower business in 2012 - Other

February 28, 2012
Executives at Kontron announced at an Embedded World press conference in Nuremberg, Germany that they expect to shrink slightly in 2012 due to government budget cuts across the globe and the current European economic crisis. However, they feel that their diversification across multiple markets -- military, industrial, medical, etc. -- should keep losses at a minimum.
From The Editor

VPX interest in Europe increasing - Other

February 28, 2012
I had a good chat on VPX today at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany with Frank Godulla, director of sales for Hartmann Electronic. Godulla says VPX will really explode when interest peaks for VPX products outisde of the military market.
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