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October 2010

Special Feature

FPGAs Take On Expanded Processing Roles

Once used merely as glue logic, FPGAs are now complete systems on a chip. And now that many of them even have general-purpose CPU cores on them, the military is hungry to use FPGAs to fRead More...

FPGA-based Form Factor Serves Radar ADC Needs

In Electronic Warfare (EW) the difference between life and death can come down to just a few radar pulses. There’s a matter of milliseconds in which a ship’s countermeasure Read More...

System Development

Tech Advances Boost Simulation and Training Realism

Military simulation and training systems have taken on a whole different character as PC-based platforms take center stage. Long gone now are the days when it took a large multiboard chRead More...

Tech Recon

Securing Net-Centric COTS Systems

The underpinnings of COTS security software are founded in the almost universally deployed standards in use today across the vast expanse of the Internet. We typically think of network Read More...

Hardware Virtualization Puts a New Spin on Secure Systems

As more military embedded systems get connected to the outside world, particularly to the open Internet, the more vulnerable they become to the seemingly unstoppable waves of cyber attaRead More...

Test Bed Paves Path for Net-Centric Technologies

The U.S. military is in the midst of a transformation to Network-Centric operations. As that happens, every vehicle, every aircraft, every ship, every UAV and every soldier on the grounRead More...

Technology Focus

PXI, VXI and LXI Boards Flex Their Instrumentation Muscles

For complex, high-performance military systems, the PXI bus form factor and its older cousin VXI have become staples as instrumentation and test solutions. More recently, the LAN-based Read More...

PXI, VXI and LXI Boards Roundup

PXI Digitizers Do 16-bit, 40 MS/s Sampling For a variety of military test applications, high-channel count and simultaneous sampling are the priority. Feeding those needs, ADLINK TechnRead More...