MilSource Announces Upgrades to Techaya MIL STD Switches

Industry’s most compact Ethernet switches now support precision timing, port protection/failover, service policing and more

MilSource, the exclusive U.S.-based distributor for Techaya’s military-grade and rugged Ethernet solutions, today announced software upgrades to its line of board-level, compact and ultra-compact rugged and MIL STD and managed Ethernet switches. The software delivers an enhanced feature set to support precision timing protocol (PTP) per IEEE 1588 V2, enhanced QoS, port control, Layer 2 features.

The Techaya products included in this upgrade include:

  • MILTECH919
  • MILTECH904
  • MILTECH918
  • MILTECH908
  • MILTECH912
  • MILTECH948
  • MILTECH914
  • MILTECH610 PoE
  • MILTECH910 PoE

To continue to support modern warfare requirements for GPS synchronization, these products will now support PTP passthrough (per IEEE 1588 V2), which enables the switch to pass PTP packets through the switch as normal multicast traffic (forward mode) and facilitates synchronization of all switch ports with the grand master clock (end-to-end transparent mode). Added line protection features include support for 1+1, 1:1 and 1:N switching redundancy. Administrators can choose whether to set failover schemes
where failover lines remain idle until needed, or only used as backup, or to transmit low-priority traffic under normal network conditions.

New L2 switching features include: VLAN translation and E-Line, E-LAN and E-TREE to enhance multipoint connectivity. For heightened QoS, the products now support service policing, H-QoS scheduling and per ASP and EVC queuing and scheduling.

Existing MilSource customers holding any of these products will be entitled to a free software upgrade by emailing info@milsource.us.

About MilSource
MilSource is focused on bringing innovative, rugged, military-grade Ethernet communications solutions the military and aerospace markets for both manned and unmanned systems. MilSource is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Techaya’s MILTECH line of military-grade switching, routing and other communications solutions. For more information on MilSource or the Techaya product line, go to www.militaryethernet.com.

About Techaya
Techaya, Inc. is a prime developer, innovator and manufacturer of military-grade, ruggedized COTS and customized IP-based communication solutions where extreme conditions and unique tactical requirements are the norm. Their MILTECH products and solutions are designed for military rugged and
unique applications involving extreme environmental conditions. They are tested and certified by an external accredited laboratory for MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-1275B, MIL-STD-704A, HIK-7 and IP68. Visit www.techaya.com.

New Ametek SGX Series

NEW -  SGX Series With Touch Screen Display for Sorensen DC Power Supply Family

The SGX Series is the next generation of the successful SG line of programmable DC power supplies. The line is designed for exceptional load transient response, very low noise, and high power density. The SGX Series combines onboard intelligent controls with the outstanding power electronics common to all SG family supplies. These controls enable sophisticated sequencing, constant power mode and save/recall of instrument settings. Additionally, looping of sequences makes the SGX ideal for repetitive testing.

The SGX Series offers test system builders a variety of features and options designed to simplify system configuration and testing processes:

  • Up to 15kW in 3U and 30 kW in 6U
  • Easily parallel chassis for up to 150kW
  • Intuitive touch screen display
  • Automatic crossover from constant voltage to constant current operation
  • Fast load transient response
  • Power factor >0.9 typical
  • Standard RS232 and LXI Ethernet
  • Blank panel (no display) versions available for slave units

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New Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 3000z Oscilloscopes

New bandwidth models, large acquisition memory, and more software and probe options enhance utility

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., April 3, 2018 – Teledyne LeCroy today announced the WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes, which expand the existing WaveSurfer 3000 bandwidth range above and below that of earlier models, while also bolstering functionality for power-electronics testing. In addition, the new models provide more processing power and memory.

All WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes feature a large 10.1” capacitive touch screen, a vast set of debug and analysis tools, multi-instrument capabilities, feature/option upgrades, and support for a wider probe range. The WaveSurfer 3000z comes in five models with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz and sample rates up to 4 GS/s.

The WaveSurfer 3000z adds a 100-MHz version that brings the powerful features of the WaveSurfer 3000 to an entry-level price, and a highly affordable, yet equally feature-loaded 1-GHz model. The 100-MHz version addresses the requirements of general-purpose debugging and validation tasks, while the 1-GHz model serves users looking for the bandwidth to tackle sophisticated applications such as higher-speed serial communications test and RF signal analysis.

More Memory, More Speed, and More Insight

The WaveSurfer 3000z combines an entirely new CPU engine, an improved internal-communications bus, and up to 20 Mpoints of acquisition memory, twice that of the WaveSurfer 3000, to facilitate rapid and responsive oscilloscope operation. Meanwhile, the 10.1” capacitive touch screen combines with Teledyne LeCroy’s MAUI user interface to give users a better look at waveforms and deeper insight into signal abnormalities.

Advanced Tools and Probes for Power-Electronics/Conversion Testing

Now available for the WaveSurfer 3000z, the Power Analysis software package performs detailed analysis of line power, control loops, and system/device power performance. The WaveSurfer 3000z’s fast display update rate of 130,000 waveforms/s makes it easy to identify anomalies during power analysis.

To augment the Power Analysis software package, the WaveSurfer 3000z offers an advanced active-probe interface that supports Teledyne LeCroy’s power-focused HVFO103 high-voltage, fiber optically-isolated probe, RP4030 power-rail probe, CP03xA high-sensitivity current probes, and HVD3000A high-voltage differential probes. Together, the Power Analysis software, specialized probes, and the balance of Teledyne LeCroy’s large selection of probes give the WaveSurfer 3000z all of the required resources for debugging and validation of power electronics and power-conversion circuits.

Expansive Feature Set

With analysis features such as History mode for waveform playback, extensive triggering capabilities, and WaveScan advanced search and find, the WaveSurfer 3000z delivers fast and thorough detection and isolation of signal anomalies. It also packs a deep measure and math toolset of 20 math functions for quick waveform insight and 24 automated parameter measurements. A dedicated grid eases viewing of math traces, while statistics, histicons, and trends extract revealing details from parameter measurements. The LabNotebook feature saves and/or restores oscilloscope setups and waveforms with the touch of a single button, and provides a handy tool for annotation and documentation of your work sessions.

Adding to the comprehensive toolset inherited from earlier models, the WaveSurfer 3000z includes LXI-compatible web browsing to facilitate remote configuration and operation. In the event of AC-line disconnection, a new “power on AC line” feature restores power by simply reattaching the cord. The already broad palette of optional serial trigger/decode packages now adds an Audiobus trigger/decode package, which performs analysis and debug of the digital audio-bus standard in its I2S, LJ, RJ, and TDM variants.

Not only is the WaveSurfer 3000z an extremely capable oscilloscope, but it also can serve as a 5-in-1 instrument. The function-generator option offers a standard collection of waveforms at up to 25 MHz, while the logic-analyzer option provides 16 digital channels for mixed-signal capabilities. A digital-voltmeter option performs 4-digit voltage measurements and 5-digit frequency counting on any channel, and the protocol-analyzer option with serial trigger/decode features intuitive, color-coded waveform overlays and interactive data tables.

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New Boonton 4500C Peak Power Analyzer

The Boonton Model 4500C is the instrument of choice for capturing, displaying, analyzing and characterizing microwave and RF power in both the time and statistical domains. It is ideal for design, verification, and troubleshooting of pulsed and noise-like signals used in commercial and military radar, electronic warfare (EW), wireless communications (e.g., LTE, LTE-A, and 5G), and consumer electronics (WLAN), as well as education and research applications.

Key Specifications and Features

  • Frequency range 30 MHz to 40 GHz
  • Measurement range -60 dBm to +20 dBm
  • RF channel video bandwidth 125 MHz
  • RF channel rise time < 5 ns
  • Overall accuracy 0.2 dB
  • Time Resolution 100 ps
  • Min Pulse Width / Max PRF 6 ns / 50 MHz
  • Channels 2 RF and 2 trigger
  • Real-Time Power Processing™
  • Ultrafast trace acquisition and refresh rate
  • One button push for 15 automated power and time measurements
  • Automatic peak-to-peak, delay-by-time and delay-by-events triggering
  • Multi-level, multi-function calibrator
  • Continuous statistical analysis (optional)
  • Includes gated PDF, CDF, and CCDF
  • Displays up to 4 measurement, 2 memory, and 1 math channel simultaneously

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New Pickering PXI Fault Insertion Switches

PXI Fault Insertion Switches (model 40-202) from Pickering Interfaces are  designed for differential signaling requirements and are available with 22 or 11 fault insertion channels, suitable for automotive and avionics test applications. Units are used in open-circuit, short-circuit between signal pairs and short-circuit to user applied fault conditions such as power or ground. The switches are compatible with eBIRST Switching System test tools that simplify identification of relay failures within modules.

New Techaya MILTECH 300

Introducing the MILTECH 300 -Techaya’s Rugged USB 3.1 Hub and Charging Platform now in HUB on Board Format

The industry's only USB 3.1 Smart Hub on Board (HoB) allows communication between multiple USB-connected devices in fixed-wing/rotor aircraft, hardened portable enclosures and harsh commercial environments. It features:

  • Five USB 3.1 ports, one gigabit Ethernet port and a dedicated IO port
  • An internal Ethernet interface allows the USB host machine to communicate with upstream devices over a standard wired and wireless Ethernet network
  • Power level monitoring and management
  • Device charging with consistent power of 5 VDC per port while accepting a a wide voltage range of 12-28VDC
  • Supports multiple popular battery charging profiles including DCP, CDP, SDP and custom profiles via SMBus or OT
  • Conformally coated to stand up against debris and vibration. Meets MIL-STD-810F compliance when installed in an appropriate enclosure

New Matrox Imaging Rapixo CXP Series Frame Grabbers

Multi-link frame grabbers support the highest speeds in CoaXPress 2.0 for high-end machine vision applications

MONTREAL, Quebec, 9 April 2018 — Matrox® Imaging is pleased to announce Matrox Rapixo CXP, a new series of multi-link CoaXPress® 2.0 frame grabbers. Leveraging the latest version of CoaXPress, the Rapixo CXP boards support data rates of up to four times 12.5 Gbps, with a PCIe x8 host computer interface to match, as required in high-speed, high-resolution machine vision applications. Rapixo CXP features up to four connections, and further simplifies integration with support for Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) that combines power, command, and data interfaces onto one cable. Matrox Rapixo CXP boards also offer custom onboard image processing using their field-programmable gate array device (FPGA) and can also host the license for Matrox Imaging software, avoiding the need for a separate hardware key.

Key features:

Higher speed with CXP 2.0
The major feature of the CoaXPress 2.0 standard is the increased data rate; now up to 12.5 Gbps. The doubled bandwidth per connection is thoroughly ready for the new generation of high-resolution high-rate image sensors.

Simplified connection
Rapixo CXP supports up to four connections to either interface with up to four CXP 2.0-compliant cameras or to accommodate higher data rates from one or two cameras through connection aggregation. The PoCXP design streamlines system set up by combining the camera’s power interface with its command- and data-interface onto the same coaxial cable.

Custom FPGA-based image processing
Rapixo CXP makes use of a FPGA device from the Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™ family for not only integrating the control, formatting, and streaming logic of the various interfaces, but also allowing developers to incorporate Matrox Imaging- or user-developed custom image pre-processing operations—developed in C/C++—to offload from the host computer.

Supported by Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) software
Applications using the Rapixo CXP are programmed using the latest MIL software development kit (SDK) and can target either 64-bit Windows® or Linux®. The frame grabber series also facilitates application deployment through an integrated license fingerprint for MIL software.

“The Matrox Rapixo CXP family provides immediate benefits and access to customers looking to leverage the CoaXpress 2.0 standard,” says Mathieu Larouche, product manager, Matrox Imaging. “The added speed over a single link looks to be a boon for interfacing to cameras that will integrate a new generation of still higher-resolution and higher-rate sensors in the most straightforward way.”

Availability
The Matrox Rapixo CXP will be available in Q2 2018.

Visit Matrox Imaging at The Vision Show (April 10-12, 2018; booth 1003) for the introduction of the Matrox Rapixo CXP.

New Abaco Systems AXIS ImageFlex 2.0

Image processing software to speed development of autonomous vehicles introduced by Abaco

Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing release 2.0 of its flexible ImageFlex image processing.

and visualization software toolkit, which provides an easy-to-use API framework to considerably speed and simplify the development, optimization and maintenance of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) applications -- especially those targeted at autonomous vehicles.

ImageFlex enables developers of image and video processing and visualization applications on graphics processing units (GPUs) to be substantially more productive by hiding the complexity of the underlying software layers, while maintaining high performance.

By providing an OpenGL abstraction layer it can reduce the number of lines of code required by a factor of five, radically reducing the effort and time needed in order to create, test and maintain the application. This means faster time-to-market as well as lower development cost.

ImageFlex is complementary to Abaco's NVIDIA GPU-based GVC1000 and GVC2000 hardware platforms, which use the NVIDIA Jetson supercomputer on a module for AI computing at the edge. This allows the creation of complete solutions for Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), 360-degree situational awareness, helmet mount sight processing, target identification and tracking and other EO/IR processing applications. It is portable across a range of graphics processing architectures and operating systems, and is potentially safety certifiable.

Related: Software tool to speed and ease development of embedded computing GUIs introduced by Abaco

The ImageFlex API provides functions for a range of image processing operations from simple image transformations through to more complex lens distortion correction and image morphing.

It includes optimized, high quality image fusion, stabilization, tracking and distortion correction algorithms, as well as a comprehensive set of reference application examples that provide core software building blocks. ImageFlex also provides tools and reference examples demonstrating how to integrate with sensors and deploy artificial intelligence-based applications such as object detection and recognition.

New Abaco Systems VP430

FPGA embedded computing for electronic warfare (EW) and radar signal processing introduced by Abaco

Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the VP430 direct RF processing embedded computing system with the Xilinx ZU27DR RF system-on-chip (RFSoC) technology for advanced electronic warfare (EW) applications including multiple input/output (MIMO), beamforming, sensor processing, and radar signal processing.

The dense analog field-programmable gate array (FPGA) digital signal processing (DSP) board has eight A/D converter and D/A converter synchronized channels, and can synchronize several boards.

When combined with Abaco's 3U VPX processing boards, the VP430 enables systems designers to build systems from high performance, interoperable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components.

The VP430 can enable the use of fewer boards and much less power while delivering increased processing throughput, company officials say. It occupies one-fourth of the slots that earlier-generation solutions would require.

The VP430 can be built with a FireFly 8-channel VITA 66.4 fiber optic interface for transfers faster than 12 gigabytes per second for applications in which the throughput of the native VPX PCI Express Gen3 data plane is inadequate or when a remote client requires streaming data.

Related: Embedded computing specialist Abaco boosts digital signal processing (DSP) expertise with 4DSP buy

The VP430 enables direct RF sampling in the digital domain, and the simplified integration with RF sampling devices removes the complexity of JESD204B high-speed serial interfaces.

The Xilinx RFSoC brings a combination of FPGA processing, a multi-processor-embedded ARM Cortex-A53 application processing unit (APU), an ARM real-time processing unit (RPU), and eight input analog-to-digital converter and eight digital-to-analog converter channels.

Additionally, the Zynq Ultrascale+ architecture integrates with features to enable high security IP protection. The RFSoC brings extreme analog bandwidth with a sustained throughput of 6 gigasamples per second per channel and more than 12 gigabytes per second per channel digital offload capability.

New Abaco Systems ImageFlex

Image processing software to speed development of autonomous vehicles introduced by Abaco

Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing release 2.0 of its flexible ImageFlex image processing and visualization software toolkit, which provides an easy-to-use API framework to considerably speed and simplify the development, optimization and maintenance of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) applications -- especially those targeted at autonomous vehicles.

ImageFlex enables developers of image and video processing and visualization applications on graphics processing units (GPUs) to be substantially more productive by hiding the complexity of the underlying software layers, while maintaining high performance.

 By providing an OpenGL abstraction layer it can reduce the number of lines of code required by a factor of five, radically reducing the effort and time needed in order to create, test and maintain the application. This means faster time-to-market as well as lower development cost.

ImageFlex is complementary to Abaco's NVIDIA GPU-based GVC1000 and GVC2000 hardware platforms, which use the NVIDIA Jetson supercomputer on a module for AI computing at the edge. This allows the creation of complete solutions for Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), 360-degree situational awareness, helmet mount sight processing, target identification and tracking and other EO/IR processing applications. It is portable across a range of graphics processing architectures and operating systems, and is potentially safety certifiable.

Related: Software tool to speed and ease development of embedded computing GUIs introduced by Abaco

The ImageFlex API provides functions for a range of image processing operations from simple image transformations through to more complex lens distortion correction and image morphing.

It includes optimized, high quality image fusion, stabilization, tracking and distortion correction algorithms, as well as a comprehensive set of reference application examples that provide core software building blocks. ImageFlex also provides tools and reference examples demonstrating how to integrate with sensors and deploy artificial intelligence-based applications such as object detection and recognition.

 In addition, ImageFlex provides an innovative, high performance image fusion function that can fuse image data from multiple sources of different resolutions. The algorithm adaptively adjusts to pull through the regions of highest contrast in each source to a produce a fused result, enabling an observer or processing stage to act on the combined information of the sources.