curtiss-wright corp (CW) Key Developments
Curtiss-Wright Introduces Rugged Dual XMC Carrier 6U OpenVPX Card
Jul 1 14
Curtiss-Wright announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the new VPX6-218, a rugged 6U OpenVPXÂ® XMC carrier card that enables system designers to quickly and easily add up to two (2) XMC (VITA 42.3) mezzanine module cards to their OpenVPX-based embedded systems. The fully rugged carrier card, which supports 8-lanes of PCIe Gen2, provides designers with the flexibility to expand their system architecture with the exact I/O their application requires. Its high speed, low latency PCIe interface communicates with the host processor over the VPX backplane. The VPX6-218 can host two (2) 25W XMCs and is designed to support s high performance mezzanine modules, such as Curtiss-Wrights XF07 FPGA XMC, which require more power than typical I/O modules. This fully OpenVPX-compliant carrier card provides a lower power, reduced cost, and higher reliability alternative to its predecessor, the VPX6-215. The VPX6-218 speeds the integration of high-end XMC-based devices into VPX system designs. It is ideal for use in deployed applications intended for harsh defense and aerospace environments, including ground combat vehicles, and manned and unmanned airborne platforms. The VPX6-218 XMC carrier is designed to support high performance, high power XMC modules such as Curtiss-Wright's XMC-715 Graphics Controller and XF07-518 Quad 500MSPS 14b XilinxÂ® Kintex-7 Digital Receiver, eliminating performance and thermal challenges for system designers.
Curtiss-Wright Mulls Acquisitions
May 28 14
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) mulls acquisitions. "It looks to continue very nicely. We are on every single 100 nuclear reactors here in the United States. We have also taken positions abroad with some recent acquisitions that will enable us to pick up significant business overseas that we had not yet -- had not adhered to, had access as well as Canada. So this looks to be promising for us. And you will continue to see some niche acquisitions in this area. On the oil and gas side, upstream is doing well. We are in the processing side, the separator side of the business. Every wellhead that is out there that is being -- on the fracking business and new wells that are drilled today require separators, and that is where we shine. We have in most of the major basins today in the United States we have these separators and that's the Cimmaron. By virtue of the Cimmaron acquisition, that is growing about 15%, 20% a year. It has been great for us. As you know, back in 2012 we had some rough patches with this oil and gas business in that the market for CapEx spend in overseas primarily and certainly domestic dropped significantly, and everything was pushed to the right. And what we looked for was an upstream acquisition and that was Cimmaron. We acquired them. We moved into other areas and what we did was we took a relatively small company and have made it basically a world-reaching type company that now, with our stretch and with our tentacles in the various aspects of the business, we can take that into other areas where they could not do so before. That's, again, where the critical mass was necessary for us to be able to achieve that," said Dave Adams, Curtiss-Wright Corp., Chief Executive Officer and President.
Curtiss-Wright Introduces New Rugged 8TB Storage System for Deployed "Big Data" Applications
May 21 14
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the new rugged CNS4 Compact Network Storage subsystem, a conduction-cooled, high-performance network file server (NFS) with scalable storage, flexible IO, and encryption options. This rugged, high-capacity storage solution was designed for size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained military applications that require cryptography to ensure the integrity of critical â data-at-restâ in demanding military environments such as those endured by transports, helicopters, UAVs and mobile radar systems. The CNS4, with its high-density storage capacity, broad support for multiple network protocols and expansion, and flexible encryption capabilities, enables system designers to address all their data, audio and video storage requirements with a single solution, eliminating the need for multiple dedicated data recorders. Able to support up to 8TB of Type 1 encrypted storage, CNS4 provides Ethernet connectivity for maximum network-agility. It also supports a wide variety of industry standard protocols, including CIFS, NFS, HTTP, FTP, and PXE, making it ideal for sharing critical data in network centric architectures. The modular CNS4 supports a variety of encryption levels and can be configured with up to four (4) Curtiss-Wright Flash Storage Modules (FSM-C) in a fully rugged, conduction-cooled ATR chassis, doubling the storage capacity available with the original CNS. The CNS4 features 100,000 insertion cycle connectors which are critical for mobile applications such as Mission Recorders, Unmanned Vehicle Data Loader, Mobile ISR Systems and Ground Vehicles.
Curtiss-Wright Launches New Era of ARM Processor-Based Computing for Defense & Aerospace
May 21 14
Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARMÂ®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors. This cost-effective, low-power small form factor SBC is rated at less than 15W maximum power dissipation. Curtiss-Wrightâ s ARM-based SBCs are the industryâ s first VPX architecture processing modules to harness the affordability and low power advantages of the ARM architecture. They provide unmatched performance-per-Watt without compromising full-featured connectivity and I/O options. The VPX3-1701 delivers the benefits of ARM technology to system designers while providing a path to technology insertion with pin compatible, higher performance Curtiss-Wright ARM SBCs to follow. The VPX3-1701â s integral high-speed backplane and XMC connectivity enable multi-GB/s data flows from board-to-board through the backplane interface and from the backplane to its on-board XMC site to support the acquisition, processing, and distribution of sensor data for demanding C4ISR applications such as video, radar, and sonar data processing.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Presents at KeyBanc Capital Markets Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Conference, May-28-2014 09:00 AM
May 15 14
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Presents at KeyBanc Capital Markets Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Conference, May-28-2014 09:00 AM. Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: David C. Adams, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Glenn E. Tynan, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance.