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Raytheon selects Xilinx for wireless networking system

Posted: 02 Jul 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:raytheon? microlight? eplrs? xilinx design service? fpga?

Raytheon Co. has selected Xilinx Inc. on the development of Raytheon's new MicroLight small form factor radio, hosting the Enhanced Position Reporting System (EPLRS) waveform. Raytheon leveraged the technical expertise of the Xilinx Design Services (XDS) team to augment its internal design team with on-site support of specialized engineers. The Xilinx Virtex-II Pro platform FPGAs provided enhanced performance, lower power consumption, and a smaller form factor than previous generation systems.

Through the combination of Xilinx design services expertise and the flexibility of Xilinx silicon and IP, Raytheon delivered MicroLight, a robust, high-speed, secure automated communications system, ahead of schedule. Using the reconfigurable nature of Xilinx programmable devices, the Raytheon MicroLight system can automatically reconfigure itself to overcome the line- of-sight limitations of UHF communications as well as jamming threats. The data communication and position location-reporting and navigation functions of the EPLRS waveform play an integral role in mission critical operations.

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