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August 2010

Special Feature

Multifunction I/O Boards Step Up with Integrated Solutions

While the dramatic benefits of Moore’s law are obvious with processors and memory—faster speeds, more density—the I/O realm enjoys the constantly increasing levels of Read More...

Distributed Strategies Tame Complex Sensor/Control I/O Demands

Modern military platforms continue to place an ever greater reliance on electronics for their operation. Just as aircraft have transitioned to fly-by-wire systems, ground vehicles are tRead More...

System Development

Exclusive Interview: General Peter Pace, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Recently COTS Journal’s Jeff Child had the unique honor and privilege to interview General Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Pace sRead More...

Tech Recon

Rugged Box Systems Wrestle with Power Challenges

There's no avoiding the trend toward processors and other key components ramping up in wattage. And more power means more challenges dissipating heat. Rugged box-level systems are now aRead More...

Power Supplies Move toward System-Level Thinking

Power supplies are a critical part of any ruggedized electronic system. In its simplest form, a power supply provides critical functions such as voltage regulation, surge protection andRead More...

Technology Focus

Small Form Factor Boards Make Big Impact

Small form factor boards—while always of keen interest to the military market—are becoming ever more critical for defense applications. Such applications include small UAVs,Read More...

Small Form Factor Boards Roundup

COM Express Module Targets Graphics-Intensive Apps COM Express is rapidly becoming the non-backplane standard of choice for new military system designs. A new Computer-on-Module (Read More...