February 2017 | Intelligent Systems Source

February 2017

COTS Products | February 2017


3U VPX SBC Serves Up Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ SoC

PanaTeQ has introduced the VPX3-ZU1, an expandable SBC a 3U (100 x 160mm) OpenVPX compatible board. The VPX3-ZU1 owes its performance. In a single device, the Zynq UltraScale+ integrates a Quad-core 1.5GHz 32/64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 based Application Processing Unit (APU), a Dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 based Real-Time Processing Unit (RPU), an ARM MALI-400 based GPU and a large Programmable Logic (PL) Array. The device also includes on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a rich set of peripheral connectivity interfaces.

The VPX3-ZU1 includes an FMC connector allowing the board to be targeted to specific applications by fitting it with any compatible front end I/O interfaces, such as ultra-high speed Analog to Digital Converters, Video Adapters, or high speed networking ports. The FMC site is compliant to the Vita 57.1 HPC standard and includes 90 Single Ended IO (45 Differential Pairs) and 10 Multi Gbit Transceivers.

The multiple Cores and Programmable Logic can operate together to resolve today’s and tomorrow’s most demanding embedded computing challenges, in applications ranging from Software Defined Radio, Image Processing, Target Detection, EW / ISR, advanced Multi-Axes Motors controller, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Communications, to LIDAR / RADAR / SONAR. Using Xilinx’s powerful SDSoC Development Environment, the User Application Code can easily be partitioned between the Zynq’s available Cores, and the Programmable Logic. The air cooled PanaTeQ System Development Kit VPX3-ZU1-PSDK is available for the developers and includes a lab chassis with 3-slots OpenVPX CEN03-15-2-9 backplane, the VPX3-ZU1-B1-AC and RTM-ZU1-A1 boards, a PentaLinux BSP, the PanateQ FPGA Design Kit (PAN-FDK) and [...]

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The Inside Track | February 2017


The Inside Track | February 2017

US Navy Taps BAE Systems to Modernize USS Roosevelt

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $51.3 million contract for the maintenance and modernization of the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. The full value could reach $68.4 million if all options are exercised. Under the competitively awarded, depot maintenance availability contract, BAE Systems first will dry dock the ship at the company’s shipyard and then complete the work at Naval Station Mayport, both located in Jacksonville, Florida. The work is expected to begin in April and be completed in April 2018.

The USS Roosevelt is the 30th ship in the Arleigh Burke class and was commissioned in October 2000 (Figure 1). BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul services for the Navy, other government agencies, and select commercial customers. The company operates five full-service shipyards in Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, and Virginia, and offers a highly skilled, experienced workforce, dry docks and marine railways, deep water access, and significant pier space and ship support services.

BAE Systems
Arlington, VA
(703) 312 6100


AUDS Counter-Drone System Achieves DoD TRL-9 Status

The AUDS counter-UAS defense system is the first fully integrated system worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status. This follows the successful mission deployment of the AUDS system with United States Forces. The AUDS system—developed by Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems—can detect a drone six miles (10km) away using electronic scanning radar, track it using precision infrared and daylight cameras and advanced video tracking software before disrupting the flight using a non-kinetic inhibitor to block the [...]

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