Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

Sheraton Framingham Hotel
May 25, 2010

Where: Sheraton Framingham Hotel
1657 Worcester Road , Framingham, MA
When: May 25, 2010
Presentation on May 25, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM:
VPX Workshop: Wideband Beamforming System
Contact: Steve Kirk (
(978) 369-8499
Fax: (978) 369-7612
Description: VPX Workshop: Wideband Beamforming System at 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Presented by: Rodger Hosking, Vice President and Co-founder

With each new generation of powerful, high-performance embedded solutions including processors with higher clock rates and wider buses, data converter products with higher sampling rates, and FPGAs, RISCs, and DSPs offering incredible computational rates an equally capable solution was needed to eliminate system bottlenecks and keep pace with faster data transfer rates. Advantages of VPX and its simultaneous accommodation of multiple protocals will be described. In addition, some beamforming application examples will be discussed including direction finding, radar receivers, missile detection and countermeasures and spatial frequency sharing.

Also come join Rodger in the Luncheon Panel Discussion at 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Using OpenVPX to Put Next-Gen Compute Architectures Into Action While Avoiding Technology Risk

Moderator: Jeff Child, Editor in Chief, COTS Journal

As the building blocks for OpenVPX come together, system designers have what they need to craft new VPX payload and switch modules, backplane topologies and chassis products. This is giving Defense primes and suppliers the tools they need to build interoperable computing and comms platforms. There's long been a conflict between military system developers' hunger for the latest and greatest computing technologies versus their desire to avoid risks inherent in banking on new approaches. The rigorous detail of the OpenVPX spec helps mitigate those risks.

This panel discussion will explore the integration challenges facing today's complex systems and examines the ways in which OpenVPX enables next-gen compute technologies-from memory interfaces to network protocols to high-speed storage and graphics interfaces to switched fabric-based interconnects- to roll smoothly into an interoperable, rugged, slot-card system architecture. The expert panel will share their insights and perspectives on putting OpenVPX into action and discuss implications of OpenVPX for compute-intensive military programs of today and tomorrow.

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