NASA Chooses WOLF Products

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-4IO (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.


NASA's X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft
NASA's X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft

"The X-59 QueSST aircraft will represent a step forward in supersonic aircraft flight," said Trey Arthur, Aerospace Engineer at NASA, "and the products we've chosen from WOLF will help us deliver the visual data our pilots require to meet our mission criteria."

"WOLF is honored to be a part of the mission for the development of the X-59," said Craig McLaren, CEO of WOLF, "and we believe that WOLF's advanced video graphics technology will help enable other innovative designs that incorporate 'windowless cockpits' for transportation of people in space, at sea, and over land."



The XMC-E9171-VO features an AMD Radeon GPU, a chip-down rugged design that meets the MIL-810 specification and can handle up to five 4K displays using Display Port 1.4, and High Dynamic Range video with 10-bit color depth.

The XMC-FGX2-SDI-4IO is WOLF's second-generation Frame Grabber eXtreme (FGX) which enables up to four 3G/HD-SDI or four 12G-SDI inputs and outputs, two CoaXpress inputs, two DisplayPort inputs, three analog inputs and outputs, a PCIe Gen3 interface, and supports direct user access to FPGA HDL logic for encryption, analysis, and image recognition. 

For more details on the XMC-E9171-VO (WOLF-3196) and the XMC-FGX2-SDI-4IO (WOLF-3180) please visit the WOLF website.

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About WOLF

WOLF Advanced Technology designs, develops and manufactures military grade rugged boards for video capture, process, encode and display. WOLF solutions are designed to operate in harsh aerospace and defense environments without sacrificing any of the processing power available from the latest generation NVIDIA, AMD and Xilinx high-speed GPUs, APUs and FPGAs. 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.



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