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November 2010

Special Feature

Power Supplies and Converters Bulk Up for Rugged Roles

Selecting power supplies and power conversion electronics rank as make or break technical choices in embedded military computer systems. With more and more computing stuffed into smalleRead More...

Rugged Box Systems Face Unique Power Issues

All military engineers face the same challenges in designing to match size, weight, power and cooling requirements. But as systems have become more complex with higher speed and densityRead More...

System Development

Sensor and Signal Processing Apps Ride FPGA Wave

Faster FPGA-based DSP capabilities combined with an expanding array of IP cores and development tools for FPGAs are enabling new system architectures. Military applications that rely onRead More...

CPUs and GPUs Vie for New Signal and Image Processing Roles

Many advanced applications for high-performance embedded computing demand massive amounts of computing power. As radar systems and other sensor systems get more complicated, the computaRead More...

Tech Recon

Tactical Radios Make Progress on All Fronts

Advances in the software defined radio market continue to overlap nicely with the DoD’s software radio efforts. For the DoD’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program manyRead More...

Technology Focus

Solid-State Storage Drives Leverage Consumer Advances

The latest crop of high-density, rugged solid-state storage solutions is enabling military system developers to pack in system complexity without the burden of memory storage constraintRead More...

Solid-State Drives Roundup

Stacking Technology Enhances Serial ATA Flash Drive Serial ATA is quickly becoming the dominant storage interface technology—in both flash and rotating disks. Apacer has launchedRead More...