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December 2010

Special Feature

Small UAVs Upgrade for New Capabilities

The flight control, mission control and communications gear aboard Small UAVs—like the Raven, Dragon Eye, Shadow and Bat—face some of the most challenging design restrictionRead More...

Conduction Cooling Arms Stackable SBCs for Small UAV Duty

A significant challenge facing Ultra-Small UAV and Light Vehicle military system designers is the removal of heat from embedded computers. Fanless, sealed enclosures are usually reRead More...

COM Express vs. PC/104 for Small UAV Systems

With the growing scope of today’s military, UAVs are performing a wider range of functions. Whether designed for reconnaissance, research, armed attacks or search and rescue, thesRead More...

System Development

Processing Solutions Ease Full Motion Video Challenges

In recent years demand for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities has driven a huge ramp up in data collection capacity. While that shows no signs of slowing, Read More...

Tech Recon

GPGPUs Open New Doors for Mil/Aero Applications

DIGITAL COMPASS Graphics chips have a long history of deployment in mil/aero applications, driving displays in land, naval and airborne applications, including safety-critical primary Read More...

Technology Focus

XMCs and PrXMCs Fuel High-Speed Throughput and Processing

The long-popular PCI-based PMC and Processor PMC (PrPMC) each have their respective successors in the form of XMC and PrXMC. XMCs enable system developers to mix and match the functionsRead More...

XMCs and Processor XMCs Roundup

XMC Marries Virtex-5 FPGA, PCIe and Deep Memory A set of mezzanine modules from Acromag features a configurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers anRead More...