Military Embedded Systems

FPGA integration important to military SDR

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February 29, 2012

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

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.

Engineers at Connect Tech recently finished a customized design of one of their Com Express modules for a military SDR application, said Dietrich,a hardware design engineer for Connect Tech. Connect Tech got the design win because of their FPGA integration espertise combined with the size, weight, and power advantages of Com Express modules, he added.

"The whole idea of integration of FPGA with a Com Carrier board for military applications is that you can offload your critical I/O manipulation," Dietrich said. SDRs need a lot of DSP, he added.

In general military user also like Com Express because it is a common standard that is widely adopted with the latest processor technology, enabling easy ipgrades of CPUs, Dietrich continued.

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