New Wave Design and Verification acquires FlightWire


Electronics interface company New Wave Design and Verification has bought test equipment supplier FlightWire Technology.

Both companies provide systems and equipment to the aerospace / defense MIL-1394 standard. New Wave Design and Verification (New Wave DV) said the acquisition considerably expands the resources, expertise, and offerings of its MIL-1394 embedded test and maintenance products and services.

“FlightWire is a recognized leader in the MIL-1394 sustainment and laboratory equipment market,” said Richard Mourn, president of FlightWire. “By joining forces with New Wave DV, a recognized leader in MIL-1394 embedded and test interface hardware, we are creating endless potential in the aerospace and defense market.

“Together we will provide a one-stop shop for sustainment and laboratory equipment, flight hardware and FPGA IP along with testing, validation and training services.”

Mourn will join New Wave DV as the product line director of MIL-1394. Josh Dirlam, CEO of New Wave DV said, “Richard has done a fantastic job building and growing FlightWire to become a tremendous value for the industry.

“We are excited for FlightWire to join our team and to continue serving our critical partners with exceptional MIL-1394 solutions, support and expertise.”

New Wave DV said that the acquisition of FlightWire also aligns with its  focus on products and services for the aerospace / defense high-speed serial interface market.

The FlightWire product line will continue to be offered and supported through New Wave DV. FlightWire staff will transition to New Wave DV, including the Colorado, USA office where FlightWire engineering and manufacturing are currently located. The FlightWire line of products and services is available effective immediately and without interruption through New Wave DV.

New Wave DV provides programmable network interface hardware, FPGA IP Cores, and system level products for high-speed serial interfaces used in embedded and test systems. Protocols supported include Ethernet, Fibre Channel, 1394b AS5643, sFPDP, ARINC-818, HSDB, and custom protocols. For more information about New Wave DV and its products and services, call 952-224-9201 or visit

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