Increase Data, Signal & Front-End Sensor Processing Performance
Curtiss-Wright addresses the demands for increased data and signal processing performance, along with flexible interfaces for handling sensor I/O, through our full line of FPGA processor cards. Our rugged FPGA cards supporting Xilinx FPGA devices are designed to perform reliably in the harshest military environments. Available in 3U, 6U and XMC form factors, they offer flexible interfaces for handling sensor I/O and support the long lifecycle of defense and aerospace programs by offering backward pin compatibility to enable easier migration from generation to generation.
Curtiss-Wright FPGA cards are supported by Linux and VxWorks Board Support Packages (BSPs), as well as FPGA toolkits that include IP cores for all FPGA interfaces, full reference designs implementing the cores, simulation test benches with bus functional models (BFMs), timing and placement constraints, compile and simulation scripts, and documentation. Complete your system with a compatible processor card, GPGPU, or switch module.
Reduce Cost, Risk, and Time to Market With COTS Hardware
Our broad selection of open-architecture, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged embedded computing solutions process data in real-time to support mission-critical functions. Field-proven, highly engineered, and manufactured to stringent quality standards, Curtiss-Wright’s COTS boards leverage our extensive experience and expertise to reduce your program cost, development time, and overall risk.
Dissecting Rugged Development of COTS FPGA Hardware
This white paper discusses the challenges FPGA modules carry and how best to meet them. This includes the technical design enhancements, the qualification process, as well as providing sufficient data to understand how the product may perform under the target configuration in a rugged environment.
FPGA processor cards are typically used for front-end sensor processing. Therefore, they are usually tightly coupled with analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) or digital-to-analog converters (DACs). This can be done via FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMCs), monolithic ADC-DAC-FPGA modules, or via high-speed SERDES signals. FPGA modules also contain directly attached SDRAM for large data buffers or storage and SRAMs for low latency memory transactions. Designed to fit the most rugged military applications, these COTS building blocks enable application stability and predictability. The FPGA products are qualified over full temperature range exercising all interfaces to enable rapid deployment of Curtiss-Wright FPGA cards in rugged air-cooled or conduction-cooled applications.
Protect Your Investment With Total LifeCycle Management
We reduce the risk of obsolescence and uncertainty with our Total LifeCycle Management program, which offers unprecedented visibility into program technology. Total LifeCycle Management optimizes program costs with a blended approach to COTS longevity that balances technology insertion and inventory investment to provide a proactive method tailored to your specific needs. Plus, you'll never miss a beat with our user-friendly portal that places key information at your fingertips, 24/7.
Beyond Ruggedization: Ensuring Long-Term Reliability
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions goes well beyond standard industry processes to deliver ruggedized solutions with trusted and proven reliability that cannot be matched in the industry. And we use the insight gained through our advanced reliability testing to continuously optimize designs and further improve reliability.