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VME Trade Association is a leading portal for embedded systems, RTOS, DSP, boards and more.

TEK Microsystems is at the forefront of developing and delivering technologies that serve the compute and I/O processing needs of high performance embedded applications.  Primarily focused on the Military market space, Tekmicro products provide solutions that bring a new level of  performance to VME/VXS platforms.


TEK Microsystems has prepared a
 complete white paper on the features and
advantages of the QuiXilica V5 VXS Architecture.

Featured Technology Articles:

VME Still the Right Choice for Radar Upgrades

Serial FPDP Provides Throughput Advantages for Sensor I/O

Performance Demands Drive Multi-Function I/O Trade-off

Back to the Future:  Hybrid PMC/XMC Modules Support both PCI and PCI Express

High resolution range-Doppler radar demonstrator based on a commercially available FPGA card

Serial FPDP Sensor Data Link Scales up to 20 gigabytes per second

FPGA Computing Solutions Help Radar Systems Keep Pace

FPGAs Push Integrated Data Recorder Systems Beyond Number Crunching

SDR Applications: One size does not fit all

10 Gbit Ethernet Fuels Network-Centric VXS Systems

Migrating to Virtex-5 Without Falling Off The Cliff

FPGAs Shine In Defense Signal Processing Apps

VITA 42 XMC on Patch Toward ANSI Standard

SIGINT Systems Take Flight

FPGAs Enable Real-Time Data Recording for Sensor Processing Applications

FPGAs Implement Storage Interfaces for Data Recording Systems

Advanced FPGA Systems Enable Real-Time Adaptive Beamforming for Phased-Array Radar

FPGAs Edge Out GPPs for Advanced Signal Processing Apps

Implementing FPGA clusters and mesh architectures

Switched Fabric Schemes Enable Right-Sizing to an Application

VXS-VITA 41 melds fabrics and FPGAs:  Achieving tomorrow's backplane performance today

Data Acquisition Systems Track Signal Processing Technology

FPGAs and VITA 41 address mil sensor processing design challenges

Switched Fabrics Supercharge Data Acq Apps

Design Great Interconnect by Treating FPGAs Like Software

VITA 41 (VXS) - Evolutionary open standard with scalable bandwidth

XMC Modules Make Their Debut

Adapting XMCs to Popular High-Speed Fabrics

VXS is Like the Battery in that Bunny - It Keeps VME Technology Going and Going

CEO/CTO of TEK Microsystems, Inc., Andrew Reddig sees three major trends in embedded high performance computing that will impact the VME market:

♦  Switch fabric interconnect: with Serial RapidIO, InfiniBand, and PCI Express becoming real, traditional bus architectures will add switched fabric interconnect using truly open standards such as VXS (VITA 41) and XMC (VITA 42) to create scalable solutions that address the every-increasing demands of high performance signal processing applications.

♦  FPGA processing:  The combination of high gate density and multi-gigabit I/O bandwidth in devices such as Xilinx' Virtex 5 FPGAs will enable the development of combined PowerPC-FPGA processing engines, bringing order-of-magnitude improvements in processing density and systems throughput for both I/O modules and VME processor cards.

♦  Intelligent I/O:  Using today's FPGAs, I/O modules can now incorporate PowerPC-based server intelligence and flexible core-based switched fabric interconnect to create a new paradigm for customizable I/O with built-in intelligent stream management.

Finally, the emerging focus on truly open industry standards will allow the development of software infrastructure to manage fabric, FPGA, processor and memory resources seamlessly across different systems, applications and manufacturers. 

Tekmicro's products incorporate all of these technologies and bring a new level of performance to the VME platform, offering interconnect bandwidth of 2.5 GB/s per 6U slot, processing densities up to 10M FPGA gates along with GHz-class G4 and G5 processors and I/O bandwidths of 5 GB/s using dual XMC sites.

Industry Leadership:

- Cochair for VITA 41.x (VXS 9U extensions standard) VITA 42 and VITA 55
- Draft editor for VITA 42.0, 42.2 (XMC) and VITA 55

- Cochair for XMC Express
- Participate in 2.18, 2.50, 3.5, AMC, Express

- Monitor PCI Express standard