Monday, March 26th 2012

AMD and Rockwell Collins Help Improve Situational Awareness

AMD today announced Rockwell Collins, a leader in innovative communications and avionics systems for the aerospace and defense industries, has selected the AMD Radeon E2400 embedded graphics processor for inclusion in its highly-intuitive, integrated flight deck solution, Pro Line Fusion. Chosen for its advanced 3D graphics rendering capabilities, the AMD Radeon E2400 helps generate realistic graphical models of the external aircraft environment to help improve awareness of terrain, obstacles and runways in low visibility conditions. With this technology, pilots can now have key information at their fingertips, enabling them to make informed decisions during every phase of flight.

“The rapid and accurate visualization of data and access to information are essential for professionals in the aerospace and defense industries,” said Richard Jaenicke, director, Embedded Client Business, AMD. “The AMD Radeon E2400 was specifically designed to meet customers’ demand for high-quality graphics with a stable, long-lasting supply, making it ideal for system designers such as Rockwell Collins.”

Benefits of AMD Radeon E2400 for Avionics Systems:
  • High performance 3D graphics technology: delivers realistic, real-time terrain imagery to the 15.1” primary flight deck LCD displays
  • Advanced 3D graphics acceleration: support for OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.0, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering and texture compression
  • Small footprint with on-chip 128MB of GDDR3: helps minimize system space requirements and simplifies system design
  • Sophisticated power management features: flexibility to adjust clock settings to help reduce power consumption as needed
For more information, visit the AMD Radeon E2400 Embedded Graphics Processor product page.
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14 Comments on AMD and Rockwell Collins Help Improve Situational Awareness

#1
INSTG8R
That's branching out AMD!
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#2
Mussels
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yup typo at the start of the link.


stuff like this can rake in the money, if the chips are reliable enough.
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#3
TRWOV
So basically an MXM version of the 2400PRO?
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#4
btarunr
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by: INSTG8R
That's branching out AMD!

(BTW bta your link is bad)
fixed.
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#5
INSTG8R
by: TRWOV
So basically an MXM version of the 2400PRO?
I think it's the discrete chip.
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#6
Vulpesveritas
by: btarunr
AMD today announced Rockwell Collins, a leader in innovative communications and avionics systems for the aerospace and defense industries, has selected the AMD Radeon E2400 embedded graphics processor for inclusion in its highly-intuitive, integrated flight deck solution, Pro Line Fusion. Chosen for its advanced 3D graphics rendering capabilities, the AMD Radeon E2400 helps generate realistic graphical models of the external aircraft environment to help improve awareness of terrain, obstacles and runways in low visibility conditions. With this technology, pilots can now have key information at their fingertips, enabling them to make informed decisions during every phase of flight.

“The rapid and accurate visualization of data and access to information are essential for professionals in the aerospace and defense industries,” said Richard Jaenicke, director, Embedded Client Business, AMD. “The AMD Radeon E2400 was specifically designed to meet customers’ demand for high-quality graphics with a stable, long-lasting supply, making it ideal for system designers such as Rockwell Collins.” [---]

Benefits of AMD Radeon E2400 for Avionics Systems:
  • High performance 3D graphics technology: delivers realistic, real-time terrain imagery to the 15.1” primary flight deck LCD displays
  • Advanced 3D graphics acceleration: support for OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.0, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering and texture compression
    [*]Small footprint with on-chip 128MB of GDDR3: helps minimize system space requirements and simplifies system design
  • Sophisticated power management features: flexibility to adjust clock settings to help reduce power consumption as needed
For more information, visit the AMD Radeon E2400 Embedded Graphics Processor product page.
by: INSTG8R
I think it's the discrete chip.
I think it's an embedded chip. Unless there's a discrete chip that comes with RAM on board.
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#7
INSTG8R
by: Vulpesveritas
I think it's an embedded chip. Unless there's a discrete chip that comes with RAM on board.
I'm going by THESE Specs?
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#8
Vulpesveritas
"The ATI Radeon™ E2400 GPU chip with 128MB of on-chip memory is a single chip solution that brings mainstream graphics performance to embedded applications. "
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#11
Vulpesveritas
by: INSTG8R
Yes is that not the same thing? :confused: My only point was it wasn't the MXM solution.
Well, given the MXM solution is an add-in board, it probably isn't. Unless they are smart and go with it given that it is a way they can do quick repairs of the circuitboard by just swapping out the daughterboard whenever there is an issue, and it can be upgraded that way :P
There are downsides to that though, and I think that for durability of the individual chips and for size they may go fully embedded.

But eh I don't know for sure.
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#12
AvonX
Next thing from AMD will be microwaves and refrigerators. :D
You will have a PS4 installed on your refrigerator with a display,graphics will be from amd.
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#13
MeanBruce
Hahaha, I worked for Collins Avionics testing Nav radios and Comm radios in high school as an after school job, I learned a lot, almost went into electrical engineering, but medicine held more for me. Nice to see them keeping up with graphics tech, they are a part of the large US defense industry and NASA located in Florida’s east coast, central, along with Northrop Grumman and Harris Corp, and yes you need a badge to get past the guards.:)


...defense is necessary but the whole idea of war just wasn’t for me.
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#14
Super XP
Interesting. Go get to hem AMD :D
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