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Lenslet Ltd., a leader in optical digital signal processing, showcased live demonstrations of the company’s product, EnLight, the world’s first commercial optical digital signal processor at the MILCOM exhibition in Boston, MA. The processor is specified to run at a speed of 8 Tera (8,000 Giga) operations per second, one thousand times faster than any known DSP. This innovative new product will enable revolutionary, new applications in the fields of defense, homeland security, multimedia and communications. The exhibition was held at The World Trade Center and continued until October 15th, 2003.
The three order of magnitude acceleration delivered by the EnLight platform opens the door to previously unfeasible defense capabilities as identified by leading defense experts. “This quantum leap in computation performance, enabled by optical processing, opens the door to new capabilities in the battlefield of the future, creating strategic implications. This new development will revolutionize the nature of warfare with an effect similar to those caused by the appearance of the tank or the airplane,” said Major- General (Ret.) Isaac Ben- Israel, former head of the R&D Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Some potential benefits include enhanced communications in noisy channels, multi-channel interference cancellation, multi-protocol receiver (SDR), improved resolution and image for SAR radars, digital beam forming, enhanced signal detection in EW/RWR systems, real time, multi channel video compression and processing at high image resolutions (H.264 compression for multi HDTV channels), etc. In the area of Homeland Security: improved throughput and detection accuracy for baggage scanning and multi sensor threat analysis.
“Leading global companies have identified the previously inconceivable potential of Lenslet’s product and are examining innovative systems based on the EnLight platform,” says Aviram Sariel, CEO and Founder of Lenslet Ltd. “Today is a historical occasion, a breakthrough in optical designs and the beginning of a new era — of which we at Lenslet, are all very proud.”
This optical processor was developed over the past three years by the highest caliber of researchers, scientists and engineers supported by a group of renowned international professors from the realms of optics, physics and signal processing. Lenslet’s optical processor offers a combined solution of optics and silicon in the format of a standard electronic board card with standard interfaces and development tools as generally accepted in the industry.