Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, and Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged ISR and EW processing modules and systems, today announced they will collaborate to bring best-in-class SOSA-aligned solutions to the embedded market. Under the agreement, both companies will qualify for interoperability a range of their products based on the SOSA Technical Standard developed by The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ consortium.
The partnership combines Annapolis Micro Systems’ leadership in FPGA boards and switch modules capable of 100Gb Ethernet with Curtiss-Wright's leadership position as a supplier of modular open system approach (MOSA) based single-board computers (SBC) and digital signal processor (DSP) engines.
The agreement will simplify and speed the ability of customers to access and integrate products from two of the embedded industry’s leading solutions providers, greatly expanding the range of SOSA-aligned products the companies can deliver to system designers. Under the agreement, both companies will be able to reference sell their SOSA-aligned 3U and 6U OpenVPX modules and chassis to support designers of demanding compute-intensive applications such as EW, radar, and signals intelligence.
"Our close collaboration allows customers to confidently combine our Xilinx-based FPGA boards, switches, and chassis/backplanes, with Curtiss-Wright's Intel-based DSP engines and single board computers, into a qualified best-in-class SOSA-aligned solution," said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer.
“As a result of this agreement, the integration of SOSA solutions sourced by Curtiss-Wright and Annapolis Micro Systems will be as seamless as if the boards were being purchased from a single vendor,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “This collaboration will provide customers with access to the broadest range of SOSA-aligned system building blocks and rugged integrated solutions.”