Keep up with the latest technologies and product advances right at your desktop! These online podcasts, sponsored by Pentek, cover data acquisition, digital signal processing and software radio hot topics.
Deep dive on Pentek acquisition by Mercury Systems and radar/EW market trends (Military Embedded Systems)
- This spring Mercury Systems acquired Pentek, a designer of FPGA single-board computers, data-acquisition boards, recording systems, and other products for radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) applications. In this podcast, Neal Austin, Vice President and General Manager of the Mixed Signal Business Unit within Mercury Systems and Rodger Hosking, co-founder and VP of Pentek Systems deep dive into the acquisition, where Pentek will fit within Mercury, and how the acquisition impacts the Mercury efforts within the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium.
Hypersonic weapons, AI, and 5G funding outlined in FY 2022 defense budget request (Military Embedded Systems)
- The Department of Defense has released the official budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and it's a big one. Among its hundreds of pages and multiple chapters, those interested can find information and statistics regarding where defense spending and funding may be headed come next year. However, looking through all of the dense material can be an arduous process, so Military Embedded Systems will help filter it a little.
Unlocking Open Systems Architecture (Association of Old Crows)
- Open systems architecture is changing the defense electronics market and business dynamics of the Department of Defense (DOD). Advancing software and hardware standards across DOD and military services is leading us to rethink the bridge that connects research & engineering (R&E) to acquisition. But challenges exist, including intellectual property rights, conformance, and architectural constraints early in development.
From AOC CEMA 2021 (Association of Old Crows)
- In this special episode, we take you inside AOC's Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Conference that took place in-person, May 25-26, 2021.
Discussing the trajectory of AI-powered military technology (Military Embedded Systems)
- Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics in modern technology, and defense electronics are no exception. In an industry where commercial automation has far outpaced that of the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) has found itself in a position that is neck and neck with the pace of adversaries.
Capturing data from ultra-wide band radar systems (The McHale Report)
- Ultra-wide band radar systems are generating unprecedented amounts of data and require storage systems that can handle the high bandwidth and what can seem like information overload. In this podcast, Chris Tojeira, Recording Systems Director at Pentek discusses the Department of Defense's current ultra-wideband radar requirements, how to capture signal data, PCI Express, FPGA advantages, and latency issues.
RFSoC Enabling Radar/Electronic Warfare Systems (The McHale Report)
- The insatiable need for bandwidth and data from military radar and electronic
warfare systems is continuing to put pressure on embedded signal processing
designers to deliver innovation at the board and chip level. In this podcast, David
Gamba, Aerospace and Defense Core Vertical Markets Director at Xilinx,
discusses how FPGAs enable this innovation especially from an RF system-onchip
Taming Xilinx's RFSoC (EETimes)
- The design of radio frequency systems, such as 5G and large radars, is an exceedingly precise process. That just happens to be a specialty of Pentek. This week we have a discussion with Pentek co-founder Roger Hosking on how to design with this funky new Xilinx part.
SOSA, Tri-Service Demo, AI and signal processing (The McHale Report)
- Open architecture initiatives such as the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) effort are showing tremendous momentum at the start of 2020, as demonstrated by the turnout and enthusiasm of attendees at the Tri-Services Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in January.
Super Standards to the Rescue (EE Journal)
- In this week's podcast, we are tackling two of the biggest themes at this year's Embedded Tech Trends Conference: SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) and artificial intelligence processing at the edge. First up, I take a closer look at SOSA with Rodger Hosking from Pentek. Rodger and I discuss the role SOSA will have in the war fighting technology, what the future holds for this open systems architecture, and what exactly the "Grey Box Concept" is all about.
Military unmanned aircraft and counter-UAS market update (Military Embedded Systems)
- The military unmanned aircraft market is considered a mature market, but a market that is growing in the U.S. and globally thanks to the increases in defense spending worldwide. The U.S. has made cyber and unmanned technology a priority, says Mike Blades, Vice President of Research and Consulting for Aerospace, Defense, and Security in the Americas at Frost and Sullivan, in this podcast.
The Art of (Rugged) Communication RFSoCs, Radar, and Reliability (EE Journal)
- In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we are delving into the world of RFSoCs, radar, ruggedization, and reliability. Rodger Hosking (Pentek) joins us to discuss the details of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC and we take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of this unique single-chip adaptable radio platform.
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.
Cognitive radio, spectrum management, SDR tech development (MES)
- Cognitive radio and spectrum management continue to drive innovation among military communication system designers to enable more capability and faster decision making for warfighters. Efficient spectrum management is becoming especially important as the spectrum gets more crowded and as the U.S.Department of Defense is considering naming the spectrum as another warfare domain like cyber.
Open standards for the Department of Defense (MES)
- The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to embrace open architecture designs and open standards to enable more commonality in military sensor systems, vehicle electronics, radar, electronic warfare, and others. This was quite evident during the Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) conference last week in Austin, Texas, where representatives of the Navy and Air Force updated the attendees on updates to standard initiatives such as Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) and Hardware Open Systems Technology (HOST).