Battlefield operational success is hinged on the ability to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum using state-of-the-art radar, sonar and electronic warfare systems.

Dedicated Systems ensures that your solutions will have the power to support operations plus the flexibility to adapt to them.




To meet your need for real-time testing, Dedicated Systems recommends Speedgoat’s state-of-the-art Simulink® and Simulink Real-Time™ (the real-time operating system from MathWorks).

Combined with MathWorks, these solutions allow you to continuously verify and validate your designs along a complete Model-Based Design workflow, including requirements specification, simulation, rapid control prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation and deployment.

Speedgoat product features …

  • a range of high performance multi-core, multi CPU target computers
  • configurations optimised for different applications
  • a wide range of analogue I/O modules with DAC and ADC
  • Suitable for demanding applications (eg radar, LIDAR, audio, DSP and vibration)
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Dedicated Systems recognises Abaco Systems’ 30+ years of experience in delivering leading edge rugged solutions that are powerful, flexible, modular, secure, simple and proven to prominent defence industry clients.

We supply Abaco’s development platforms and rugged FPGA based systems to provide a rapid migration path from the lab to the field – without having to re-architect an entire system.

FPGA product features include …

  • FPGA boards built on open standards and
    a high degree of configurability in order to address a wide range of applications avoiding custom in-house developments.
  • FPGA mezzanine cards to provide modular high performance I/O
    • high bandwidth ADCs and DACs for radar applications,
      Gigabit Ethernet for digital communications, or
    • clock and trigger distribution for multi-board synchronization
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When selecting subracks and components, Dedicated Systems uses Schroff – a leading manufacturer of 19″ subrack technology, enclosures, power supplies, backplanes and systems.

Schroff’s flexible design approach enables customisation of subracks, VME and cPCI chassis from single units to large requirements. Their products range in application from laboratory based systems to ruggedised military mobile deployment on land, air and sea requiring solutions with high shock and vibration resistance or specific EMI/RFI compliance.

Subrack features …

  • commonly used in in military, telecom , transportation and test and measurement applications
  • market-leading EMI/EMC shielding
  • many accessories available for enhancement
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For demanding real-time IIoT solutions, Dedicated Systems chooses RTI Connext DDS software. With its interoperability, portability, loose coupling and real-time Quality of Service (QoS), the Data Distribution Service (DDS) is the predominant standard for implementing mission-critical open architecture systems.

Real-time applications, such as aerospace and defence, require the highest levels of performance, scalability, reliability and security. They must also employ a modular open systems architecture to minimise integration, maintenance and upgrade costs, foster reuse and enable rapid reconfiguration for evolving mission requirements. In this regard, RTI provides the standards-compliant connectivity foundation for hundreds of the world’s most mission-critical system designs.

As the leading DDS solution, RTI Connext DDS, provides the most proven and productive environment for developing DDS compliant systems. Offering broad support for programming languages, operating systems, processor architecture and network types, it is ideally suited to integrating everything from sensors at the edge through to track management in the cloud.

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Building a High-Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) system? Dedicated Systems recommends the use of Interface Concepts components – a leading European designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative custom industrial COTS embedded products. Platforms include VME, CPCI, PMC/XMC and VPX.

At the board-level these products provide powerful building blocks in HPEC systems for deployment across the following deployment areas …

  • land, sea, air, surveillance airborne radar processing units,
  • electronic warfare compute-intensive applications,
  • EO/IR systems and
  • critical industrial command and control systems.
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Dedicated Systems recommends and supplies CoreAVI products to meet the need for real-time graphics and video for mission critical environments.

As a leading supplier of real-time and safety-critical graphics and video drivers, compute drivers, “program ready” embedded graphics processors, and DO-254/ED-80 certifiable COTS hardware IP, CoreAVI’s suite of products enables commercial GPUs, SoC components, and COTS hardware designs to meet the requirements of long-term high-reliability and safety-critical embedded systems with long-term support.

CoreAVI recognises the importance of performance standards, providing certification data kits meeting the most stringent levels of RTCA DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C.

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For commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing engines, Dedicated Systems recommends General Micro Systems (GMS) as their trusted supplier of high performance solutions that fit the individual needs of each military branch and every tactical situation.

GMS supplies several major defence programs and platforms on land, sea and in air including multiple UAV platforms, manned and unmanned ground vehicles, missiles, helicopters, warfighter wearable systems and US Air Force One.

Programs utilising GMS include:

  • MEADS – a radar control system used by NATO,
  • SANDI – an IED detection and neutralizing system and
  • Vigilant Pursuit – an intelligence information gathering system.
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