SOFTWARE TOOLS - New version of Continuum Vector signal processing subroutine library has 120 new functions -

SOFTWARE TOOLS – New version of Continuum Vector signal processing subroutine library has 120 new functions


Leesburg, Vir. – Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has announced an enhanced, updated version of Continuum Vector, its library of software subroutines for development of embedded signal processing systems. The company has added over 120 new functions to the latest version, and has optimized the performance of over 20 earlier, commonly used functions.

In addition to supporting Power Architecture AltiVec vector units, Continuum Vector now supports PC-based C-callable libraries, enabling developers to generate algorithms on a PC environment before target hardware becomes available. This enhancement significantly reduces development time and speeds time to market.

The Continuum Vector library is designed for use in aerospace and defense signal processing applications such as radar, sonar, and SIGINT, and provides a rich set of signal processing subroutine building blocks.

The new version of Continuum Vector is optimized to exploit the performance of the AltiVec 128-bit vector execution unit in the Power Architecture 74xx and 864x family of microprocessors, and now supports a non-Altivec optimized C-callable library with an equivalent API to the AltiVec optimized library.

The library enables algorithm developers to work with high-level signal-processing functions instead of complicated low-level programming.

Continuum Vector is supported on all of Curtiss-Wright Controls' Power Architecture (PowerPC) processor VME and VPX single board computers and signal processing engines, including the CHAMP Quad PowerPC boards, 3U and 6U Power' Architecture based SBCs, and the family of Power Architecture equipped 3U and 6U FPGA boards.

The library provides Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that are compatible with other popular board vendor function library APIs. It also supports the industry standard Vector Signal Image Processing (VSIPL) interface APIs as well as the Continuum Vector API.

Performance benchmarking reports are available. Continuum Vector is priced at $6,000.00. per project per site. For more information e-mail or visit .

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