Meet us from june 17 to june 21 2024 in Paris, France, at the Eurosatory 2024 tradeshow

Eurosatory is an international trade show dedicated to land and air defense and security.

A key interface between all players in the international community, EUROSATORY brings together over 100,000 D&S and crisis management professionals every two years: companies, governments, the military, private institutions and organizations, and supranational organizations.

STAND FG245, “PARIS-REGION” AREA

SOSA™ stand for Sensor Open Systems Architecture™.

The SOSA™ standard is of paramount importance in the field of weapons and defense systems, because of its ability to meet the growing need for flexibility, interoperability and rapid adaptation to contemporary global security challenges. It offers an open, modular and standardized architecture, enabling system developers to rapidly integrate new components and functionalities, while reducing development costs and times.

What is the SOSA™ standard?

The Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA™) standard represents an emerging standard in the field of weapons and defense systems, defining an open, modular architecture for sensor systems. At its roots, the SOSA concept emerged from the need to rapidly adapt military products and systems to evolving threats and technologies, while reducing development costs and timescales. The SOSA™ architecture is made up of different components and layers, ranging from hardware interfaces to software and standardized data interfaces. This architecture favors modularity, enabling easy integration of new modules and reuse of existing components. In addition, by promoting interoperability between the various elements of the system, the SOSA™ standard enables fluid and efficient communication between sensors, processors and data processing systems.

What are the objectives and benefits of SOSA™?

Fundamentally, the SOSA™ standard aims to promote an open, standardized approach to sensor systems, enabling faster, cheaper and more flexible integration of components and functionalities. By adopting SOSA™, system developers can benefit from reduced development and integration costs, as well as accelerated development cycles thanks to the reuse of standards-certified components. For end-users, such as armed forces, the benefits include greater interoperability between different systems, and an enhanced ability to rapidly upgrade and adapt sensor system capabilities to meet changing operational needs. 

As a company specializing in embedded systems and mission-critical software, apissys takes advantage of the standardization and modularity offered by SOSA™ to accelerate the development of its solutions, reduce development and maintenance costs, and offer more flexible and interoperable products and services to its defense customers.

What does SOSA™ stand for in the military?

This open, standardized SOSA™ architecture has wide-ranging applications in a variety of fields, including combat aircraft, UAVs, land vehicles, ships and land defense systems. By adopting the SOSA™ standard, armed forces can benefit from increased interoperability between different sensor systems, facilitating the exchange of critical information in real time and improving situational awareness on the battlefield. In addition, standard SOSA™ allows greater flexibility in configuring and updating sensor systems, enabling the military to adapt quickly to changing operational requirements and fully exploit technological advances to maintain their tactical advantage. In short, SOSA™ represents an essential pillar for the modernization and interoperability of military forces in the age of information warfare and advanced technology.

What are the differences between openVPX and SOSA™?

OpenVPX and SOSA™ are both standards used in embedded and defense systems, but they differ significantly in their objectives, scope and architecture.
OpenVPX is an industry standard focused primarily on specifying board formats, connectors and backplanes for embedded signal processing systems. It aims to promote interoperability between electronic modules in a chassis or platform, while offering flexibility in system design and integration.
In contrast, SOSA™ (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) broadens the scope by defining an open, modular architecture not only for electronic boards, but for all sensor systems, including software interfaces and communication protocols. SOSA™ aims to promote the reusability, modularity and interoperability of sensor systems across a wide range of military platforms, while addressing changing operational requirements and accelerating the development and integration of sensor capabilities.

In summary, while OpenVPX and SOSA™ share certain aspects related to interoperability and standardization, SOSA™ stands out for its broader scope and specific focus on sensor systems in the defense field.

To conclude, the SOSA™ standard represents a major advance in the defense and security field, offering an open, modular and standardized architecture for sensor systems. By promoting system reusability, interoperability and flexibility, the SOSA™ standard meets the changing needs of armed forces and security players, while accelerating the development and integration of sensor capabilities. By adopting SOSA™ embedded systems based on SOSA™ , companies and military organizations can benefit from significant improvements in operational efficiency, industry competitiveness and national security.

apissys offers VPX cards, with VITA47 ECC3-level ruggedization, and perfectly suited to Electronic Warfare and radar systems applications. The board design for our electronic warfare system integrates cutting-edge FPGA hardware, providing robust support for SOSA™-compliant architectures :

 

ARCHAMPS— apissys, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded systems and High-End VPX COTS boards, proudly announces its attainment of Cyber Essentials certification. This accomplishment underscores the company’s steadfast dedication to IT security, solidifying its reputation as a trusted partner for its clientele.

 

Cyber Essentials, endorsed by the UK government, serves as a robust framework designed to fortify organizations against a wide array of prevalent cyber threats.

This Cyber Essentials certification, granted by the Iasme Consortium, affirms that apissys has implemented comprehensive security protocols to safeguard its IT infrastructure against common cyber risks. These measures encompass malware protection, secure system configurations, stringent access controls, and proactive patch management.

 

The certification enhance apissys’ reputation as a dependable business ally, offering clients assurance regarding the resilience of its security measures. This is particularly important in an environment where cyber threats are constantly evolving.

In parallel with achieving Cyber Essentials certification, apissys is committed to continuing its IT security efforts to proactively address emerging challenges. The company maintains its promise to provide secure and reliable integrated electronic solutions, designed to meet the diverse requirements of its customers.

 

About apissys

apissys delivers very high-speed data conversion and signal processing solutions for Electronic Warfare and Radar.

With unsurpassed performances, apissys OpenVPX solutions based on AMD UltraScale+ FPGA, provide customers with leading edge technologies for wideband ESM, DRFM or AESA radar.

apissys also provides custom solutions using the experience and knowledge of its team.

https://apissys.com

 

Contact
reflex ces
Eric PENAIN, Chief Business Officer
+33 450 360 758
epenain@apissys.com

The AV153 is part of apissys’ range of Ultra Wideband Radar / ECM / SIGINT solutions based on the VITA47 ECC3, VPX standard.

This 3U VPX board combines 8x 10-bit ADCs up to 64 Gsps, 8x 10-bit DACs up to 64 Gsps, and an analog bandwidth  up to 20 GHz, offering outstanding performance for demanding applications.

Fully aligned with the SOSA standard, the AV153 supports a variety of communication protocols, including PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet and a large number of user-defined I/O.

By adopting the SOSA standard, components of electronic warfare and radar systems achieve better interoperability, allowing for smoother integration and improved collaboration between elements.

The board also integrates an Altera® Agilex® 9 SoC FPGA with Direct-RF, providing high-performance processing capabilities coupled with direct radio frequency (RF) functionality, enabling seamless integration of FPGA-based processing and RF operations.

Target markets of this AV153 VPX board include Phased-Array Radar Transmitter / Receiver, Electronic Warfare ESM /ECM and Broadband Communication.

Lisses, April 11, 2024 – apissys and reflex ces, major players in the Defense sector through the supply of embedded electronic systems (design and manufacture), are proud to announce their financial results for the year 2023, demonstrating very significant growth and performance despite the current global economic challenges.

 

In 2023, apissys and reflex ces recorded solid year-on-year growth, with total sales reaching €32.4 million. These results reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction.

apissys and reflex ces have consolidated their positions in both domestic and international markets, supported by strategic partnerships and a stronger presence in new sectors.

 

The year 2023 was also marked by sustained investment in research and development, leading to the successful release of new products that meet evolving customer needs.

 

apissys and reflex ces have also strengthened their commitment to environmental and social sustainability, implementing initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and improve the quality of everyday life.

 

Reacting to these positive results, Sylvain NEVEU, Group Chairman, said:

“We are delighted with the outstanding performance of apissys and reflex ces in 2023. These results are the fruit of the hard work and determination of our employees, as well as the trust and support of our customers and partners. We remain determined to pursue our growth and our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our business, as demonstrated by the numerous recruitments and investments planned for 2024.”

 

For more information on apissys and reflex ces, and its achievements in 2023, please contact Clémence LAVAINE, by email, clavaine@reflexces.com or by phone 01 69 87 02 55.

 

About reflex ces:

reflex ces simplifies the adoption of FPGA technology with its complex, customized FPGA-based boards and systems. reflex ces’ FPGA network platforms enable greater flexibility and ease of programming, delivering a faster, more powerful board, and reducing technology risk and time-to-market for customers.

Defense, Bioscience, Instrumentation, Fintech, Networking: they specialize in high value-added applications.

About apissys:

apissys provides high-speed data conversion and signal processing solutions for electronic warfare and radar.

With unrivalled performance, apissys OpenVPX solutions, based on Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs, provide customers with state-of-the-art technologies for ESM, DRFM or AESA broadband radars.

apissys also provides customized solutions using the experience and knowledge of its team.

The AV151 is part of apissys’ range of Ultra Wideband Radar / ECM / SIGINT solutions based on the VITA47 ECC3, VPX standard.

Fully aligned with the SOSA standard, the AV151 supports a variety of communication protocols, including PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet and a large number of user-defined I/O. Additionally, the AV151 integrates key aspects of the OpenVPX standard, ensuring robust mechanical, electrical, and thermal interfaces. This hybrid approach makes the AV151 a versatile solution that leverages the best of both worlds, being compatible to both OpenVPX and SOSA, to provide enhanced interoperability and flexibility in demanding applications.

This VPX 3U board combines 4x 12-bit ADCs up to 20 Gsps, 4x 16-bit DACs up to 28 Gsps, and 18 GHz bandwidth with a Virtex® Ultrascale+™ FPGA, offering outstanding performance for demanding applications.

AMD Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs offer the highest integration and performance capabilities in a 14 nm/16 nm FinFET node. These FPGAs offer the widest transceiver bandwidth, the highest number of DSPs, as well as the largest on-chip and in-package memory available in the UltraScale™ architecture. In addition, Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs offer numerous power options to achieve an optimal balance between required system performance and the lowest energy envelope.

Target markets of this AV151 VPX board include Phased-Array Radar Transmitter / Receiver, Electronic Warfare ESM /ECM and Broadband Communication.

The AV150 is a component of apissys’ line of High-Speed data conversion and signal processing solutions, which adhere to the VITA 47, VPX standard.

Fully compliant with the OpenVPX standard, the AV150 supports a variety of communication protocols, including PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet and Aurora, as well as a large number of user-defined I/O.

The AV150 combines four 14-bit 3 Gsps ADCs and four 16-bit 6/12 Gsps DAC with ultra-high processing power delivered by an AMD Virtex® Ultrascale+™ FPGA (VU7P/VU9P/VU13P).

AMD Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs provide the highest performance and integration capabilities in a 14 nm/16 nm FinFET node. In addition, they offer the highest transceiver bandwidth, highest DSP count, and highest on-chip and in-package memory available in the UltraScale™ architecture. Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs also provide numerous power options that deliver the optimum balance between the required system performance and the smallest power envelope.

Target markets of this AV150 VPX board include Phased-Array Radar Transmitter / Receiver, Electronic Warfare ESM /ECM, MIMO and Wideband Communication.

ARCHAMPS – apissys, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded systems and high-end VPX COTS boards, is proud to announce the launch of the AV145, a VPX board featuring the AMD Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC.

This VPX board has been specifically designed for Electronic Warfare, Wideband Radar Transmitter/Receivers and Wideband Communication.

The AV145 features eight channels 14-bit 5 Gsps ADC and eight channels 14-bit 9.85 Gsps DAC with
optimized analog performances, making it ideally suited for embedded signal processing applications.

The VPX board is fully compliant with OpenVPX standard, accommodating various communication
protocols such as PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet and Aurora, as well as a large number of user-defined I/Os.

 

The AMD Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC, at the heart of the AV145 board, embodies excellence in FPGA fabric, Arm processing and analog/digital conversion capabilities,  combining high performance, flexibility and energy efficiency. Featuring state-of-the-art architecture, this FPGA integrates parallel processing capabilities and programmable resources, enabling dynamic adaptation to varied application requirements.

 

The combination of AMD Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC technology and our VPX board creates a robust, high-performance environment, ideal for mission-critical applications requiring unrivalled agility and processing power.

 

Main features of the board are:

 

 

Ordering part number for Air Cooled AV145: AV145-AS-1
Ordering part number for Conduction Cooled AV145: AV145-CR-1

Availability: March 2024

 

Our sales team is always available to discuss your own project with your respective application. Feel free to contact them for pricing, at sales@apissys.com

 

More information on the board: https://apissys.fr/vpx/vpx-boards/av145

 

About apissys

apissys delivers very high-speed data conversion and signal processing solutions for Electronic Warfare and Radar.

With unsurpassed performances, apissys OpenVPX solutions based on AMD UltraScale+ FPGA, provide customers with leading edge technologies for wideband ESM, DRFM or AESA radar.

apissys also provides custom solutions using the experience and knowledge of its team.

For more information, visit https://apissys.com

 

 

Contact
Eric PENAIN, Chief Business Officer
+33(0)169870255
epenain@apissys.com

Join us on April 9-11, 2024 in Nuremberg,  Germany, at the Embedded World 2024 

The embedded world Exhibition&Conference brings the entire embedded community together once a year in Nuremberg and provides a unique overview of the state-of-the-art in this versatile industry.

BOOTH 5-225, Hall 5

The embedded world Exhibition&Conference provides a global platform and a place to meet for the entire embedded community, including leading experts, key players and industry associations.
It offers unprecedented insight into the world of embedded systems, from components and modules to operating systems, hardware and software design, M2M communication, services, and various issues related to complex system design.

Join us on March 14-16, 2023 In Nuremberg, Germany

BOOTH 2-628, Hall 2