Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, has won a 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Award for its WILDSTAR 100GbE OpenVPX Switch that is aligned with the SOSA™ Technical Standard. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Annapolis as a Platinum honoree – their highest award level.
“On behalf of the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate Annapolis Micro Systems on their Platinum-level honoree status,” said Military & Aerospace Electronics Editor-in-Chief John Keller. “This competitive program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the aerospace and defense community this year.”
“We’re honored to receive this important third-party recognition,” said Noah Donaldson, Annapolis Micro Systems Chief Technology Officer. “Military & Aerospace Electronics is a leading voice in the industry, so it’s very meaningful that their expert panel of judges think so highly of our pioneering 100Gb Ethernet Switch.”
Based on Mellanox Spectrum® silicon, each switch delivers industry-leading, true cut through latency, with up to 6.4 Tb/s of switching between backplane slots of multiple channels of 100Gb Ethernet. They also have dense front panel I/O to connect to external data sources. WP6E10 has optional VITA 66.5 optical backplane connectivity.
The 1/10/25/40/100Gb Ethernet control plane switch is based on Marvell® Prestera® DX silicon. Two Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC Motherboard Controllers (XCZU5EG) provide multiple levels of hardware and software security.
At the invitation of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, the WP6E10 Switch was featured in a live conformance and interoperability demo at the Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID) in January at Georgia Tech Research Institute. It was the first public demonstration of a SOSA™-aligned 100Gb Ethernet-capable VPX switch.
Both rugged high-performance switches are readily integrated into any SOSA-aligned VPX system, or deployed within Annapolis' proven WILD100™ EcoSystem.
Annapolis’ growing SOSA-aligned WILD100 EcoSystem is an interoperable portfolio of rugged high-performance 100GbE COTS boards and systems. Notable WILD100 products include:
- Chassis (6U): WILD100 16-Slot (WC60G0)
- Chassis (3U): WILD100 7-Slot (WC3170)
- Switch (6U): WILDSTAR 6E10 (WP6E10)
- Switch (3U): WILDSTAR 3E10 (WP3E10)
- Baseboard (6U): WILDSTAR 6XB2 6U OpenVPX Baseboard (WB6XB2)
- Baseboard with Integrated I/O (6U): WILDSTAR 6XBU (WB6XBU)
- Baseboard (3U): WILDSTAR 3XBP (WB3XBP)
- Storage (6U): WILDSTAR 6SN0 (WS6SN0)
- Storage (3U): WILDSTAR 3SN0 (WS3SN0)
Annapolis high-performance products are designed for advanced HPC, ISR, and multi-function EW applications, including phased array radar, cybersecurity network processing, DRFM, beamforming, sensor processing, wireless communication, and radar signal processing.