Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a designer and developer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VPX, VME, VXS and compact PCI products, has introduced an upgraded version of continuum Vector, a complete DSP function library, which can be used with the latest second generation Core i7 Intel processors in defense and aerospace signal processing fields including sonar, radar, and SIGINT.
The DSP function library is enriched with a series of signal processing subroutine building blocks. This library enhances the development of embedded signal processing units and ensures easy transformation of the traditional platform designs to latest Intel processor based structures. With the DSP function library, the developers of military signal processing technologies can easily access the power of the AVX instructions’ 256-bit floating point. AVX instructions with 256-bit registers to improve its performance by supporting the floating points twice when compared to the pre-existing SSE implementation supports.
The Continuum Vector features native functions supports the Intel-based desktop PC operating with VxWorks and Lunix, industry standard API and VSIPL interfaces and performs nearly 140 common DSP functions. The Continuum Vector reduces the time required for generating the algorithms on the PC and marketing the development. The AVX-based version of DSP function library distinctly retains the same API as in AltiVes-based versions and allows compiling on the Intel-based platform. The Continuum Vector is featured with an industry standard API and VSIPL interfaces. Instead of working with tough low-level signal processing functions, the algorithm developers can work with high-level programming using this Intel-based DSP function library. The Intel-based DSP function Continuum Vector library can be used in all Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Intel-based single board PCs and signal processing engines such as VPX3-1256, VPX6-1956, and CHAMP-AV8.