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July 2010

Special Feature

Pre-Integrated Systems Move Up the Solution Food Chain

The rising trend toward stand-alone rugged box systems continues to pervade the military embedded computing industry.  These box-level systems often resemble the end deliverable syRead More...

Pre-integrated Subsystems Curb Costs, Speed Deployment

To meet burgeoning demand, developers of off-the-shelf rugged computing platforms are including a variety of features and services to enhance usability, reduce complexity and increase sRead More...

New DoD Goals Boost Preconfigured Subsystem Opportunities

Recent changes in the U.S. military’s mission strategy—following the change of administrations, and reflected in the DoD’s new budget—are shifting the military pRead More...

System Development

Modular Approach Eases Avionics Certification Challenges

The promise of greater efficiency by using Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems that reduce Space, Weight and Power (SWaP), is now coming to fruition. Very large, visible projects Read More...

Addressing the Application Side of the MILS Architecture

Several real-time operating systems (RTOSs) on the market today support the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture. Many of these have been certified (or are plan tRead More...

Tech Recon

DSP Architectures Close the ISR Collection-Analysis Gap

Today’s climate of rapidly evolving asymmetric threats is forcing the U.S. military to quickly adapt in order to maintain tactical situational awareness. However, the traditional Read More...

Technology Focus

OpenVPX Boards Roundup

FPGA and TigerSHARC Share 3U VPX Board FPGAs and DSPs have different strengths when it comes to the signal processing muscle they provide. BittWare has brought together the best oRead More...

OpenVPX: Cards Dealt, Ready to Play

Hailed as the next-generation fabric-based slot card standard, VPX has had a few rocky years getting started. But over the last year and a half, the goal of bringing together advanced sRead More...