Herrick Technology Labs to implement WOLF's VPX3U-RTX5000-SWITCH for SOSA-Aligned Systems

June 9, 2020 -- Herrick Technology Laboratories Inc. (HTL) and Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) are pleased to announce that WOLF will be supplying a newly designed SOSA aligned module, the VPX3U-RTX5000-SWITCH, to be integrated into new Herrick adaptive waveform processing applications. The module will include the NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 5000 GPU and switch backplane capabilities for PCIe Gen 4 and 10GigE, resulting in a solution that is designed to save valuable slot space in 3U VPX systems.

Front panel view of hybrid High Performance Embedded Compute (HPEC) Chassis from HTL which can be configured with the VPX3U-RTX5000-SWITCH from WOLF
Front panel view of hybrid High Performance Embedded Compute (HPEC) Chassis from HTL which can be configured with the VPX3U-RTX5000-SWITCH from WOLF.


The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU provides up to 11 TFLOPS of processing and 384 AI Tensor cores, which can be used for High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) applications that include radar, artificial intelligence, signal intelligence, and more.

"Originally, we were considering creating our own SOSA aligned PCIe Gen 4 switch combined with GPU module using NVIDIA MXM modules, but we decided to partner with WOLF because of their expertise with NVIDIA chip-down technology, which provides significantly better performance. We were also impressed with WOLF’s ruggedization experience to make commercial GPUs effectively operate in extreme temperatures, shock and vibration,” said Robert Normoyle, Staff Scientist for HTL. “We are excited about the single-slot solution for a high-performance GPU combined with a SOSA aligned PCIe Gen 4 switch slot with Fiber IO. It is an industry first and adds significant new performance and flexibility to our high-performance multi-function RF VPX systems.”

"We are thrilled to work with Herrick to create a slot-saving solution with ample GPU processing power for their existing adaptive waveform processing applications," said Greg Maynard, CTO of WOLF, "and we look forward to working with them on future designs that provide them with a system advantage."

About Herrick Technology Laboratories Inc.

Herrick Technology Laboratories Inc. (HTL) is a leading provider of SOSA and CMOS aligned high-performance multi-function RF modules and VPX systems. Our products are designed to support SIGINT, EW, Radar, Communication applications for commercial and Department of Defense customers. HTL is also an industry leader in open architecture Software Defined Radio (SDR) standards and products. We work closely with our customers to ensure that DOD System Open System Architecture (SOSA) and C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) objectives of interoperability, modularity, reusability scalability and upgradeability are met, while providing industries best high-performance RF solutions. Our SDR solutions incorporate high performance, multi-channel RF and microwave receive and transmit functionality along with mission-specific firmware/software applications. HTL products are deployed in demanding mission environments, requiring best in class SWaP-C (Size, Weight and Power - Cost).

About Wolf Advanced Technology

Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) designs, develops and manufactures military-grade modules for video capture, process, encode, display, AI inference, and backplane switching. Most of the largest military and aerospace companies in the world use WOLF products, in addition to commercial rocket companies and NASA. WOLF solutions are designed to operate in harsh aerospace and defense environments without sacrificing any processing power. WOLF’s products include rapidly available COTS solutions, feature tailored MCOTS solutions, and full custom designs. WOLF supports a variety of board configurations, including 3U and 6U VPX, XMC and MXC/MXM.


Upcoming Webinar Featuring the WOLF VPX3U-RTX5000-SWITCH:
Alpha Products Webinar
(June 24, 2020 @ 1PM EDT)


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WOLF Contact Information:
905-852-1163 x1 (for sales)



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