LONDON TEK Microsystems and QinetiQ’s Real Time Embedded Systems Group (RTES) have signed a deal to jointly develop and distribute advanced embedded systems solutions in North America.
The combination of digitizing/DSP FPGA boards and FPGA cores from QinetiQ (Malvern. U.K.) will be combined fabric agnostic boards and systems from Tekmicro (Chelmsford, MA) to provide developers with solutions which reduce both the development time and cost of complex real time embedded systems.
Andrew Reddig, President and CEO/CTO of TEK Microsystems, said, “Tekmicro has been successfully working with the RTES group at QinetiQ in a formal alliance since January 2005. In that short time we’ve announced several major new products and generated significant interest in the embedded market, particularly in the military/defense arena in the USA. With the announcement of this exclusive distribution agreement, QinetiQ RTES has entrusted Tekmicro to spearhead the marketing of its successful real time products in North America.”
TEK Microsystems will bundle pre-compiled Quixilica FPGA cores developed by QinetiQ into its Jazz family of PMC/XMC and VXS-based products. With cores for both simple and complex FIRs, FFTs and other common functions, FPGA programming is simplified.
Tekmicro is also the exclusive supplier of QinetiQ’s Quixilica VXS family of FPGA-based processing hardware in North America. The Quixilica family couples high performance analog and digital I/O front ends with a scalableFPGA-based processing architecture.
As a result of the alliance QinetiQ and Tekmicro will jointly develop and market advanced systems. The first such system is a powerful data recording system based on the integration of each company’s advanced technologies. This system will be an extension of Tekmicro’s JazzStore architecture has already been deployed in high profile military applications in the U.S.