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  • WOLF Ranks 181 on Growth 500

    Stouffville, Ontario, September 18, 2019 - Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) No.181 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

  • WOLF Announces Three New Chip-Down NVIDIA Turing™ Modules

    Stouffville, Ontario, August 21, 2019

    WOLF Advanced Technology (WOLF) is pleased to announce three new VPX products as part of a High-Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) family.

    “Our modules are deployed to missions where reliability and performance save lives,” said Greg Maynard, CTO of WOLF. “This new set of products also adds support for SDI, ARINC 818-2, CoaXPress, CVBS, and other analog and digital sensor capture and display interfaces with the addition of our FGX technology.”

  • WOLF Announces 3U VPX with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier for Military and Aerospace

    Stouffville, ON, May 14, 2019

    WOLF Advanced Technology (WOLF), is pleased to announce the VPX3U-XAVIER-SBC (WOLF-12TP), a 3U VPX compliant solution that includes an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier module and the WOLF FGX for use in military, aerospace and other extreme harsh environment applications.

  • See WOLF @ NVIDIA GTC 2019

    Stouffville, ON, March 15, 2019 -- WOLF Advanced Technology (WOLF) is pleased to announce it will be attending NVIDIA GTC 2019, in San Jose, California which is scheduled between March 17-21, 2019.

    “The NVIDIA GTC Conference attracts the who's who of the NVIDIA ecosystem and we are pleased to promote NVIDIA solutions that are enabled for the rigors of military and aerospace deployments over land, sea, air, and space", said Patrick Lannigan, Director of Marketing for WOLF.

  • WOLF Announces XMC-E9171-VO for use in Safety Critical Applications with Support for Five 4K Outputs and RTOS Drivers

    Stouffville, ON, January 23, 2019 -- Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) is pleased to announce its XMC-E9171-VO (WOLF 3196) board with support for up to five 4K outputs and support for real-time operating system (RTOS) VXWorks, Windows and Linux drivers, with additional RTOS drivers available upon request.

  • WOLF to attend Embedded World 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, Feb 26-28

    Stouffville, ON, January 28, 2019 -- WOLF Advanced Technology (WOLF) is pleased to announce it will be attending Embedded World 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany, which is scheduled between February 26-29, 2019.

    “Embedded World has always been an important trade show to reconnect with our European customers and partners,” said Patrick Lannigan, Director of Marketing at WOLF Advanced Technology. “One of our first large military customers was located in Europe, and since that time we've expanded our business considerably and continue to see impressive innovation.”

  • WOLF Selects TE Connectivity MULTIGIG RT 3 Rugged Connectors to Support VPX Speeds up to 25gbs

    Stouffville, ON, January 21, 2019 -- WOLF Advanced Technology (WOLF) is pleased to announce it has selected TE Connectivity's MULTIGIG RT 3 Rugged and RT 2-S Rugged connectors for its VPX 3U and VPX 6U products.

    "We've worked with TE Connectivity's products for well over a decade and they've always proven to be exceedingly reliable for our military and aerospace applications", said Greg Maynard, Chief Technology Officer for WOLF.

  • WOLF's NASA Project Video

     

    January 15, 2019: NASA's Low Boom Flight Demonstration project features an eXternal Vision System (XVS), which is designed to replace a supersonic jet's traditional front windshield with video display technology.

    WOLF has designed two circuit boards for use by NASA including our XMC-E9171-VO, which features an AMD E9171 processor with up to five 4K inputs, and the XMC-FGX2-SDI-8IO board, which can accommodate ARINC 818, CoaXPress, 12G-SDI, CVBS, DisplayPort, PCIE x8 Gen3, STANAG 3350, and VGA.

  • NASA Chooses WOLF Products to Support the eXternal Vision System for the X-59 QueSST Aircraft

    Stouffville, ON, September 26, 2018 -- WOLF Advanced Technology ("WOLF") is pleased to announce that NASA has chosen two WOLF video graphics modules to take part in the development of NASA's X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The X-59 is designed to reduce the noise generated by a sonic boom.

    The chosen products, the XMC-E9171-VO (WOLF-3196) and the XMC-FGX2-SDI-8IO (WOLF-3180), provide video capture, process, encode, and display capabilities to help enable NASA's "windowless cockpit display system", the eXternal Vision System (XVS). NASA's XVS is designed to replace a front windshield with video display technology in NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstration mission.

  • WOLF Announces a New Ultra Low-Latency MXC2 Video Capture and Conversion Module for Military Grade Applications

    Small Rugged Form Factor for Capture, Process and Display

    Stouffville, Ontario, September 13, 2018 - WOLF Advanced Technology ("WOLF") is pleased to announce the MXC2-FGX (WOLF-7080), which is a small form factor video capture, process and display module that is capable of subframe latency. The engine that drives this module is WOLF’s Frame Grabber eXtreme (FGX). The FGX accepts multiple digital and analog video inputs and provides conversion from one format to another. The data output from each channel can be streamed with subframe latency to the host system or to a GPU for analysis, enhancement, encode, display or storage.

  • WOLF Announces Enhanced MXM Chip-down NVIDIA Quadro Pascal-based Module for Aerospace and Defense

    Stouffville, Ontario, July 5, 2018 - WOLF announces a new WMXM-P2000E-VO (WOLF-9176) module which uses a WOLF chip-down design to provide advanced NVIDIA® Quadro® Pascal™-based GPU technology on an extremely rugged small form factor module, making it an excellent choice for aerospace and defense applications. These modules, manufactured in North America with full component traceability, have been designed specifically for use in harsh environments with mission critical reliability requirements.

  • WOLF Triples Space in a New Modern Location

    WOLF upgrades to a much larger facility as of May 1, 2018.

    The WOLF Pack is growing at a phenomenal rate and it is time for us to upgrade to a much larger facility to meet our customers' future needs. The new location triples our space and has been designed to maximize our collaboration, innovation, technology development and production capabilities.

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® Pascal™ P5000 3U VPX Video Boards for Aerospace and Defense

    WOLF Advanced Technology announces two new 3U VPX models which combine NVIDIA Pascal P5000, 6.2 TFLOP GPUs with high-density features, ruggedized for harsh aerospace and defense environments. These new modules meet MIL-STD-810 and MIL-HDBK-217 and are manufactured to IPC A 610 and IPC 6012 Class 3. The processing performance provided by these modules is the highest currently available to aerospace and defense, with an unprecedented 62 GFLOPS/Watt.

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® Pascal™ GPUs Provide Embedded Solutions with the High Performance of a Desktop

    Aerospace and defense applications demand products that are sensitive to their SWaP (size, weight and power) restrictions. In the past this put some of the highest performing GPU products out of reach because their power requirements, acceptable for a desktop computer or a data center, were too high for a device intended for an embedded application. This led embedded solution providers to use GPUs that were targeted mainly at the mobile and laptop market. While these mobile GPUs had lower power requirements they also were not as high performing as the same generation’s desktop GPUs.

  • WOLF XMC-FGX-SDI-4IO Frame Grabber eXtreme Modules

    WOLF’s Frame Grabber eXtreme powers the XMC-FGX-SDI-4IO providing Video Capture, Conversion and Display.

    The versatile WOLF XMC-FGX-SDI-4IO (WOLF-3080) module accepts multiple simultaneous inputs and can convert to multiple output formats, including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and analog (CVBS, STANAG 3350 or VGA). The module is powered by a WOLF Frame Grabber eXtreme (FGX) capture engine which leverages Xilinx® FPGAs to provide capture and conversion of video data from one standard to another. The module can also accept video sources from a GPU DisplayPort output or from a PCIe DMA stream for real-time conversion to SDI or analog output. The raw data from each channel can be streamed with sub-frame latency to the host system or to a GPU for analysis, enhancement, encode or display.

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® Pascal™ XMC Video Boards from WOLF

    WOLF Pascal-Based XMC Video Boards bring Tremendous Processing/Watt Advantages to Aerospace and Defense.

    WOLF Advanced Technology announces new XMC boards which integrate Pascal GP107, 2.3 TFLOP GPUs, designed to operate in harsh aerospace and defense environments. These new, chip-down XMC boards are tested to meet MIL-STD-810 and MIL-HDBK-217, and meet the quality standards of IPC-A-610 Class 3 and IPC 6012 Class 3. The NVIDIA Pascal GP107 provides excellent performance per watt with an extremely impressive 46 GFLOPS/Watt.

  • WOLF FIT Provides Analog I/O to VPX Modules which use the Latest GPUs

    The latest generation of NVIDIA® PascalTM and AMD Polaris GPUs are providing enormous increases in processing speed. However, these new GPUs have dropped native support for legacy analog formats. While this may be an obvious move for a GPU chip designer, whose primary market no longer requires analog support, it does present a challenge to customers who do still require legacy analog support. WOLF’s solution is a new FIT module, a Flexible Interface Technology module, which can be used to provide analog format support to new VPX products.

  • VPX PCI-Express Interface: P1/P2/P5 Port Configurations

    This document describes WOLF’s VPX PCI-Express port configuration options as it applies to both the VPX3U and VPX6U system architectures.

    WOLF’s VPX 3U/6U modular solutions have been designed to facilitate rapid module integration into today’s highly configurable rugged system designs. WOLF’s VPX solutions combine advanced technology graphics and compute modules, legacy analog and high speed digital capture, process and display, and VPX interface configurability supporting multiple host interface options.

  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processors for Aerospace and Defense

    Advances in graphics processors offer extremely powerful computing capabilities for image capture and processing suited to aerospace and defense applications, while addressing past concerns regarding both heat dissipation and power consumption that arise when implementing GPUs in constrained, rugged embedded environments. The NVIDIA Tegra K1 GPU architecture offers a performance/power combination ideally suited for high-performance embedded applications, especially those where there is a desire to offload the graphics processing from the main computing engine yet still facilitate data transfers between the two, typically over a PCI Express-based switched fabric connection such as XMC or VPX.

  • WOLF VNX VITA 74 Modules

    The VNX VITA 74 specification, ratified on December 13, 2017, is a response to an industry demand for a smaller form factor module that maintains many of the advantages of VPX. The VNX specification defines the:

    • physical size of 2 standard VNX modules: 75mm x 89mm x 19.5mm and 75mm x 89mm x 12mm
    • module connectors derived from the VITA 57 FMC spec: a 400-pin connector for the 19mm module and a 160-pin connector for the 12mm module
    • pin assignments of the signals on the module connector derived from VITA 46 VPX, providing inter-module connectivity

  • WOLF’s Modular Expansion Cards (MXC)

    The small form factor MXC modules can be combined to make extremely powerful video capture, display and encoding solutions on VPX, VME, CompactPCI, COMExpress designs and OEM products. The envelope size for MXC is equal to the board outline, due to the interface connector used and its position on the bottom of the board, giving it a size advantage over MXM modules with similar functionality.

  • WOLF Modular IP Building Blocks

    Modular COTS building blocks for aerospace and defense requirements enable WOLF to provide analog/digital video capture, CUDA/OpenCL GPGPU processing, H.264/H.265 encoding and display solutions for VPX, XMC and other SFF architectures.

    Overview

    The aerospace and defense industries are experiencing an ever-increasing demand for situational awareness capabilities for applications such as surveillance and autonomous navigation. The majority of new military and aerospace projects will require some degree of image capture, video processing, encoding and display capabilities as a part of the system.

  • VPX and MXC: A COTS Solution for Every Problem

    The VPX architecture is designed around the concept of a “system-in-a-chassis” topology. Each card performs a single function that adds to an overall system, connected through a backplane. In that model, too much functionality on any single card would quickly saturate the available bandwidth.

    However, advancements in bandwidth speed and inter-connectors have greatly increased the data transfer rates between discrete cards. For instance, a 16-lane PCIe link using the ubiquitous v2.x serial fabric is capable of transmitting eight gigabytes of data per second, and the newer v3.0 can attain transfer rates of sixteen gigabytes per second.

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