|[August 21, 2013]
Cambridge Pixel Aids Radar System Test, Simulation and Video Streaming with HPx-300 PCIe Radar Output Card
CAMBRIDGE, England --(Business Wire)--
Cambridge Pixel (www.cambridgepixel.com),
a developer of sensor processing and display solutions, has unveiled its
HPx-300 radar output card. The new PCI (News - Alert) Express card will allow
developers of radar tracking or radar display applications to perform an
end-to-end test of their systems in the laboratory ahead of deployment
with a radar.
The HPx-300 generates radar signals, including video, trigger, azimuth
and ship heading, to support radar system test, simulation and video
streaming. The card offers considerable flexibility for generating a
wide range of analogue and digital signal types and voltages, permitting
many types of radar signals to be simulated. The card can also be
programmed to simulate a wide range of rotation speeds, radar pulse
rates and scanning types, including conventional rotating, sector and
Commenting on the announcement, David Johnson, managing director,
Cambridge Pixel, said: "The HPx-300 has been developed as a response to
our customers' need for a method of testing their tracking or display
systems in the laboratory before deployment with a radar. Often,
customers only get to test their systems with live data a few weeks
before the project is signed off - our solution takes the risk away of
any last minute bugs or data flowissues.
"With the HPx-300, system integrators - typically those developing
command and control (C2) or vessel traffic services (VTS) applications -
can now implement a representative test and simulation capability to
permit substantial testing at the front end of the chain to validate
every element of the radar tracking or display application before
connecting to the radar. The ability to generate a wide range of radar
signal types, and permit accurate control over operating parameters, is
a key part of the solution."
The HPx-300 card can be used in conjunction with Cambridge Pixel's
Windows-based SPx Simulator software to generate realistic radar video
signals comprising targets and terrain, with synchronised track reports,
navigation and secondary radar. Also, for simulation and training
applications, the SPx Simulator software combines with the HPx-300 card
to provide a highly capable ready-to-run PC-based radar simulator.
The HPx-300 card can be supplied with a low-level board support package,
the SPx Development software or the SPx Simulator application.
Cambridge Pixel's HPx-300 card is part of a family of radar acquisition
and processing components that provide systems integrators with a
powerful toolkit to build server and client display systems. The
company's world-leading SPx suite of software libraries and applications
provide highly flexible, ready-to-run software products or
'modules-of-expertise' for radar visualisation, radar video
distribution, plot extraction and target tracking.
For more information on Cambridge Pixel's HPx-300 and its range of
commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, please visit www.cambridgepixel.com
or call: +44 (0) 1763 852749 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download a datasheet on the HPx-300 card, follow this link:
An extended version of this press release, along with a high resolution
photograph of the HPx-300, is available at:
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