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Sarsen Technology News Round-Up July


Welcome to the July edition of Sarsen Technology’s News Bytes. It’s that time of year again, and we’ve actually had the weather to match the season! Even with the summer holidays starting we are looking forward to a busy August and September, with DSEi, the Defence and Aeropsace Roadshow and visits from our manufacturers on the calendar. If you’re going away, have a great time. If not, we’ll still be here to chat about your embedded application requirements.

Trenton Systems Set To Introduce Three New Products At AUVSI 2013

AUVSI 2013 is one of the largest conferences dedicated to unmanned vehicle systems and technology. Trenton Systems will be using the AUVSI show to share some of their latest products. The show takes place August 12-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention center in Washington D.C. A few of the products include:

  • 4U rackmount MIL-STD-810 military computers – a complete line of 4U MIL-STD-810 certified military computer hardware offering flexibility and performance by utilising long-life COTS components that support long-term deployments.
  • TFL2701 fanless computer – designed for vehicle-mounted military computing or installation in small areas on manned and unmanned aircraft, ground vehicles, ships and submarines.
  • 4-screen rackmount LCD monitor – 4U rackmount display that supports a 4-screen LCD configuration in a rugged component drawer enclosure while only taking up four rack-height units.

New EW and Radar Development Platform

BittWare has introduced a brand new development and testing platform. The VRDP-EW has been specifically designed for electronic warfare and radar applications. An S5-6U-VPX board, featuring two Altera Stratix V FPGAs, is housed in a 2U 19in rackmount enclosure, and the platform includes two VITA-57 FMCs for high bandwidth data transfer to and from the FPGAs. The ADC FMC provides 1, 2 or 4 8-bit A/D channels at up to 5 GSPS directly to the first Stratix V FPGA, and a DAC FMC provides 2 14-bit D/A channels at 5.6 GSPS, directly to the second FPGA on the S5-6U-VPX. The system is supplied tested and configured, speeding up the development process for time-critical applications.

Defence and Aerospace Roadshow 2013

We are looking forward to taking part in the Dream Marketing Defence and Aerospace Roadshow this autumn. We’ll be hitting the road on 16 September, visiting some of the industry’s biggest design and development facilities over the three-week UK tour.

Check out the proposed schedule to see where we’ll be going.


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