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September 2010

Special Feature

Embedded Tech Building Blocks Pave Way for a Net-Centric Future

As the U.S. military transforms itself to Network-Centric operations, every node in the networked military will be affected. Gradually, every vehicle, every aircraft, every ship, every Read More...

Rugged Subsystems Fuel Net-Centric Warfare Needs

Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) has become the U.S. Military’s central concept for battlefield operations for the 21st century. The success of net-centric operations depends on the Read More...

System Development

The Case for Blending COM Express and VPX

Many military system developers are starting to transition designs from VME architecture to the VPX standard as next-generation Mil/Aero computing systems require the performance of higRead More...

Evaluating Tech Upgrade Paths: OpenVPX vs. RACE++

Many designers and developers of deployed military embedded systems require a significant leap in embedded computing performance to support rapidly advanced sensing and imaging technoloRead More...

Tech Recon

MicroTCA Evolves to Serve Rugged Military Designs

Developed to handle the extreme environmental demands of the telecommunications arena, MicroTCA provides military designers with a flexible embedded building block, offering scalable reRead More...

Technology Focus

Rugged Boxes Step Up to Higher Pre-Integration

The rugged stand-alone box—a term coined by COTS Journal a couple years ago—is now a prominent fixture in the embedded computing industry. These box-level systems often reseRead More...

Rugged Box Systems Roundup

Rugged Box PC with Modular I/O Serves Cost-Sensitive Apps The stand-alone rugged box trend has hit all levels of product types. A new I/O server industrial PC is targeted at reducing cRead More...