On-Demand Webcast Seminars
Keep up with the latest technologies and product advances right at your desktop! These online seminars cover data acquisition, digital signal processing and software radio hot topics and have been designed for your convenience. They include both an audio and a written narrative that is easy to follow and you can view them at your leisure.
- Advances in OpenVPX Technology (Aerospace & Defense Technology)
- The OpenVPX Systems Specification, which improves the interoperability of COTS 3U and 6U VPX boards through the implementation of predefined system topologies, has been in existence for a decade and has had a major impact on military computing. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at some of the specification's most significant technical milestones and what advances are being worked on today to ensure its continued implementation in the future.
- Ruggedizing COTS Systems for Extreme Military Environments (Military Embedded Systems)
- Designers of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics systems take the best of commercial technology such as processors and FPGAs and enable them to work in extreme military environments. This transformation often means ruggedization to protect the state-of-the art integrated circuit and RF components and thermal-management solutions to mitigate the extreme heat modern processors generate while operating.
- Electronic Warfare - The Next Decade of Enabling Technology (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
- Electronic warfare (EW) represents one of the most pressing technological priorities in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for warfighters on the ground, in the air, at sea, and in space. EW systems integrators in the future will need a wide variety of components, software, and other enabling technologies to design the most effective EW systems possible.
- Modular Implementation of the RFSoC chip from Xilinx
- Traditional SDR Systems
- Paradigm Shift: Mezzanine Card to a SoC (System-on-Chip)
- Modular RFSoC Design Values
- An ECM (Electronic Counter Measures) Example
- How SOSA Aligns with Current Open Standards (Military Embedded Systems)
- One of the keys to the success of the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) is that it was developed by aligning with current open standards and open systems architectures, including HOST, REDHAWK, OpenVPX, and similar specifications.
- Leveraging Software and IP for Faster RFSoC Application Development
- RFSoC technology has revolutionized design strategies for MIL-AERO systems for Radar, SIGINT, EW and Communications, and the new Gen 3 version has opened up even higher performance levels and bandwidths.
- EMS Virtual Summit 2021 (Association of Old Crows)
- Back and better than ever. The AOC's EMS Virtual Summit was so highly successful in 2020 we are bringing it back in 2021. This one-day Virtual EMS Summit will have sessions and discussions that focus on Collaborative Electromagnetic Warfare, Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare, and other EW related topics.
- Fast Switching Synthesizers for Emerging EW Systems (Association of Old Crows)
- EW equipment for the new threats needs to meet much better performance than previous systems. Frequency synthesizers are critical elements in receivers, transmitters, jammers, real-time spectrum measurement, digital RF memory loops, and more.
- The Open Group FACETM and SOSATM Consortia
- The Open Group FACETM and SOSATM Consortia TIM (Technical Interchange Meeting) is a valuable opportunity to explore (FACETM) Future Airborne Capability Environment and (SOSATM) Sensor Open System Architecture.
- Understanding Conformance to the SOSA Technical Standard (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
- The Open Group Sensor Open System Architecture, known as the SOSA Technical Standard, applies a modular open systems approach (MOSA) to high-performance defense sensor systems such as radar, electronic warfare, and SIGINT platforms.
- HF meets Big Data - Intercept in an era of HF Renaissance (Association of Old Crows)
- In an era of increasingly sophisticated digital attack vectors through cyberspace as well as Electronic Warfare techniques, critical businesses seeking resilient communication are turning to HF. At the same time state actors, seeking to dodge surveillance or needing long-range communication see HF as a low key less monitored channel.
- SOSATM Conformance and What it Means to You (Military Embedded Systems)
- The Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSATM) Technical Standard applies open-architecture concepts to high-performance defense sensor systems such as radar, electronic warfare, and SIGINT platforms.
- Finding the Shortest Path from RFSoC Hardware Design to Deployment
- RFSoC devices, including the new Gen 3 version, offer a unique solution for solving some of the most demanding RF and signal processing requirements of high-performance Radar, SIGINT, Electronic Countermeasures, and Communications systems.
- How Will Sosa 1.0 Impact Radar & Electronic Warfare Designs (Military Embedded Systems)
- The arrival of Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard 1.0 means a realization of the efforts of not only the Tri-Services (Air Force, Army, Navy), but also industry and academia.
- 2021 Embedded Tech Trends (VITA)
- Executives of the standards organizations VITA, SOSA, PICMG, and SGET will gather online for Embedded Tech Trends 2021.
- It's About Time - Resilient PNT for Mission Timing & Synchronization (Orolia PNT Coffee Talk)
- This Orolia PNT Coffee Talk will focus on ultra-precise timing and synchronization across secure, remote assets for complex missions in military, space and critical infrastructure environments.
- The Evolution of SOSA (Tech Brief Webinar)
- SOSA the Sensor Open Systems Architecture is an integrative and inclusive standard designed to accelerate the development of affordable, agile, and composable sensor systems by military and industrial entities. Although the U.S. defense industry is currently driving creation of the standard, it's expected to see broad-based global adoption in both government and commercial market segments.
- How the SOSA Technical Standard Implements Highly Standardized, Configurable and Interoperable Network Communications Protocols (Military and Aerospace Electronics)
- Continuing our series on understanding the SOSA Technical Standard, this webinar will address why network interconnections are so fundamental to the interoperability of modules and successful system-level implementation.
- OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing (Tech Briefs Media)
- New OpenVPX Standards: Enabling Future Real-Time DoD Software Radio Systems. Presented by Rodger Hosking, Vice President and Co-Founder, Pentek Inc.
- Realization of SOSA Snapshot 3 and How You Can Benefit (Military & Aerospace)
- As the SOSA Technical Standard progresses, the recent herculean efforts undertaken by the technical working groups have elevated the standard even further. The additions to Snapshot 3 further define system realizations in accordance with the MOSA directive from the DoD and other government agencies.
- Denial & Deception: Getting back to SIGINT's roots (Association of Old Crows)
- Signals Intelligence has focused in recent years on counterinsurgency (COIN) operations where enemy capabilities are often much lower than our own. However, sophisticated near-peer adversaries have far better training and technology to exploit gaps in friendly capabilities. As signals intelligence transitions back from COIN to direct action scenarios, factors such as emissions control (EMCON) and denial and deception (D&D) are more important than ever.
- SOSA and VITA: Enabling Open Standards For Improved Capability (Military Embedded Systems)
- Elements of the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) technical standard are leveraging standards developed by the VITA Standards Organization, specifically VITA 65, also known as OpenVPX. VITA has also become a participating member of the SOSA Consortium along with the Air Force, Army, and Navy. This harmonization between the services, industry, and industry standardization bodies helps drive the SOSA initiative's strong momentum within the defense community.
- Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SDR, Radar, and EW Systems (Vic Myers Associates)
- RF System-on-Chip (RFSoC) technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.
- The Basic Concepts of ELINT (Association of Old Crows)
- Modern Electronic Warfare as is commonly defined is made up of 3 key components: Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Support (ES), and Electronic Protection (EP). However, Electronic Warfare heavily relies on Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and the data it provides including radar operating parameters, waveform details, geo-location, and other pertinent information.
- How SOSA Leverages OpenVPX Standards to Enable Interoperability in Radar, EW Systems (Military Embedded Systems)
- The Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortium - led by the Air Force, Army, and Navy - reduces costs and development time by applying open-architecture principles in a practical and consensus-driven way for new C4ISR, radar, and electronic warfare platforms. The strong ecosystem behind VITA 65 - OpenVPX - is also playing a part in the development of the SOSA Technical Standard.
- SOSA Consortium Update: Progress and Outlook (Embedded Tech Trends)
- Embedded Tech Trends "Inventing! Connecting! Inspiring! Thriving!" January 27 and 28, 2020 Atlanta, GA at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
- Air Force, Army, Navy Convergence on Military Open Architectures (Military Embedded Systems)
- The defense acquisition community is looking to reduce costs and development time via open-architecture principles in a practical and consensus-driven way with all three services Air Force, Army, and Navy working together. This tri-service convergence effort set itself up for success since it is driven by the end user in the acquisition community, tied to specific programs. Open architecture initiatives such as the Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) and Modular Open Radio Frequency (RF) Architecture (MORA) are all feeding into the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA).
- An Introduction to Radio Direction Finding Methodologies (AOC)
- Radio direction finding, also called radiolocation, is the process by which a source of radio frequency energy is localized. Direction finding plays an increasingly important role in many civilian, government, and military applications, including areas such as interference hunting, search and rescue, (counter)intelligence, and localization of uncooperative sources.
- Understanding Tracking Radars (AOC)
- In order to design effective countermeasures ones that produce significant miss distance an understanding of the target of those countermeasures is required. In most cases that target is a tracking radar, which this webinar will seek to explain in order to promote an understanding of the interaction between the signal a radar receives and the track it creates.
- OpenVPX Technology: Roadmap to the Future (Tech Briefs)
- The U.S. Department of Defense and other users are demanding the implementation of open standards and interoperability. VPX specifications have largely been focused at the board level, but there is also a need for considering system-level requirements to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk. Enter the OpenVPX Systems Specification.
- Tech Talk: Overview, Performance Figures & Development Tool Discussion for RFSoC FPGAs
- 30-minute discussion with Q&A to unleash a powerful and unique RFSoC solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel count systems.
- Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT and Radar Applications (Wireless Innovation Forum)
- Xilinx's RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications.
- Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT, EW and Radar Applications
- RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.
- Leveraging Open Standards and C4ISR for Multi-domain Challenges in Modern Warfare
- Next-Generation Military Radar Tech Outlook
- Software Defined Radio Techniques to Handle Complex and Jam-Packed Spectral Landscapes
- Leveraging New Embedded Systems Standards for EW, SIGINT, and Radar Applications
- COTS Signal Processing for Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems
- Many of the feats accomplished by modern military radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems are enabled by commercial technology -- from the signal processors to FPGAs, to analog to digital converters & digital to analog converters, to the board and system level. Cognitive EW and multifunctional systems that marry radar and EW processing capability in one box are some of the innovations fueled by these open architecture and commercial-off-the-shelf designs.
- New Technologies Transform Software Radio Architectures
- New challenges for embedded software radio, Evolving Xilinx FPGA technology, Gigabit serial interfaces, Optical backplanes, AXI4 interconnect standard, Navigator design tools and Software radio protocols
- Military ISR Sensors and Embedded Signal Processing
- FPGAs: A Game Changer for Military Communications
- Leveraging New Embedded Systems Standards for EW, SIGINT, and Radar Applications
- As enemy threats become more complicated and sophisticated, there is within the Department of Defense (DoD) a demand for advanced RF and microwave solutions to counter those threats. Spectrum dominance, electronic warfare (EW), radar upgrades, and other sensor applications require system designers to leverage multifunction, multi-platform systems while also reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP) throughout these systems.
- SDR Techniques to Handle Complex and Jam-Packed Spectral Landscapes
SDR Basics and Advantages
Radio Frequency Spectrum Allocation
GSM: Classic Technology
Channelizers Boost Density
RFSoC: Latest Technology