Sarsen Technology Ltd

  • 23 High Street
  • Marlborough
  • Wiltshire
  • United Kingdom
  • SN8 1LW (map)

  • Tel: 01672 511166
  • Fax: 01672 511177
  • Website: www.sarsen.net

Embedded Computing Systems


Embedded Computing Systems

We are a leading supplier of high quality rugged embedded computer systems and software and hardware technology solutions. We are experts in single board computing, data acquisition, digital signal processing (DSP), FPGA, and high-speed data recording COTS solutions.

We support a variety of high quality and highly reliable products on formats including PCI, AMC, VME, CompactPCI, VPX, ATCA, PMC, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and VXS. We also provide complete integrated industrial 19" rackmount embedded computing systems.

Our clients include many of Europe's leaders in telecommunications, defence, instrumentation, research, and aerospace. Please contact us for full details of our embedded computing systems, products and services. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

Data Acquisition Systems


Data Acquisition Systems

We supply fully customised data acquisition systems together with excellent service and support, including exceptional warranties and product guarantees. Our data acquisition systems provide a  low cost, flexible system development platform including standard interfaces found in the avionics applications. Our system level products include single board computers, motherboard and passive backplane elements.

OpenVPX | VPX-REDI | VITA 65 | Open VPX


OpenVPX | VPX-REDI | VITA 65 | Open VPX

We distribute and support a diversity of VPX format COTS solutions designed for rugged military and aerospace applications.

Formerly known as VITA 46, VPX is an ANSI standard providing VMEbus-based systems with support for switched fabrics over a high speed connector. The VPX standard is defined by the VITA working group, composed of all the major companies like Boeing and Northrop Grumman. It has been specifically designed for defence applications and the enhanced module enables applications and platforms with superior high speed and signal integrity performance.

The VPX format retains VME’s existing 6U and 3U form factors, supporting existing PCI Mezzanine Card and XMC mezzanines, as well as maintaining the maximum possible compatibility with VMEbus.

New generations of embedded computing systems based on the VPX standard reflect the growing significance of high speed serial switched fabric interconnects such as PCI Express, RapidIO, Infiniband, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. These technologies have replaced traditional parallel communications bus architectures for local communications because they offer significantly greater I/O capability.

Switched fabrics provide an optimum technology to support the implementation of multiprocessing systems and the VPX standard gives the large existing base of VMEbus user's access to these switched fabrics.

PICMG 1.3 PCI Express Single Board Computers


PICMG 1.3 PCI Express Single Board Computers

Trenton Technology Inc has built a reputation among OEMs and systems integrators as one of the leading providers of high quality industrial single board computers and backplanes.

As more OEMs depend on contract manufacturing and outsourcing for their computer needs, Trenton's value increases and they continue to develop new technology and support for the industry. Their innovative products have included PICMG 1.3 PCI Express Single Board computers with a range consisting of PICMG 1.3 PCI Express Intel Multi-Core Xeon and Intel Core 2 Duo processor solutions.

Trenton Technology is an America-based electronics engineering and manufacturing company and they have developed, without a doubt, the most reliable array of products in the field. They are at the forefront of industrial PC-compatible equipment and since 1977 they have remained steadfast in their commitment to engineering excellence, quality and customer satisfaction.

Altera FPGA COTS Hardware


Altera FPGA COTS Hardware

For nearly two decades, BittWare has been the leading designer and manufacturer of both rugged and commercial FPGA-computing and hybrid digital signal processing board-level solutions. Their solutions are based on the Altera Stratix FPGA COTS hardware technology and Analog Devices’ TigerSHARC technology.

High performance computing based on FPGAs is an essential technology for the financial services industry. High frequency automated financial trading uses models and simulations to provide real-time assistance in decision making. BittWare has designed and developed a family of PCIe format Altera Stratix V FPGA hardware optimised for this market.

BittWare’s OpenCL Developer’s Bundle provides the tools necessary to begin developing applications for the Altera Stratix V using OpenCL. The development bundle gives developers access to the latest generation of high-performance FPGAs on a validated COTS PCI Express board, while also significantly reducing their time-to-market by using OpenCL kernels to target Altera FPGAs.

Rugged PC/104 Single Board Computers


Rugged PC/104 Single Board Computers

VersaLogic Corporation is a leading provider of rugged PC/104 single board computers. They provide OEMs with embedded control and industrial control applications and solutions. VersaLogic has more than 30 years experience in the industry and is committed to its business practices as part of its outstanding service and strong values.

VersaLogic design and manufacture rugged COTS single board computers on PC/104-Plus, PC/104, EBX, SUMIT, and EPIC formats. They are designed to withstand demanding military, aerospace, medical, instrumentation, and transportation applications. Optimised custom hardware is available in quantities as low as 100 units.

19" Rackmount Chassis Computing Systems


19" Rackmount Chassis Computing Systems

Trenton Systems supply customer-driven computing solutions, and design and manufacture complete 19" Rackmount Chassis computing systems for industrial automation, military and aerospace, medical, telecom, professional video and graphics, and data storage applications. Matrox Graphics Inc. and Trenton Systems have a technology partnership to deliver video wall solutions for the AV market.

Standard system solutions include panel mount chassis, desktop, tower, and shoebox chassis. Trenton Systems design and produce both standard and custom computing systems and other chassis form factors like CompactPCI and MicroTCA are available upon request.

Trenton Systems offers a 5-year warranty on all single board computers, backplanes and embedded motherboards built by Trenton Systems.

Freescale PowerPC COTS Boards


Freescale PowerPC COTS Boards

Extreme Engineering Solutions provide single board computers based on the latest Intel processors and Freescale PowerPC processors.

Single board computers from Extreme Engineering Solutions are available in a variety of form factors, including 3U and 6U VPX, VME, 3U and 6U CompactPCI. They are also available in air-cooled and conduction cooled versions to support a diversity of applications across many industry sectors.

The Freescale PowerPC based single board computers are self contained embedded computers found in virtually every embedded computing system. They are highly versatile and take on an array of roles in embedded systems, including system control and management, digital signal processing, and I/O expansion.

Extreme Engineering Solutions also design and manufacture PowerPC based mezzanine cards provide a complete processor sub-system including local memory, a system interface bus or link and other local devices and peripheral interfaces. Sarsen Technology provides full software and driver support for the Freescale PowerPC COTS embedded hardware.

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