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January 2011

Special Feature

Hurdles Fall for Doing Intel x86 DSP on OpenVPX

With Intel’s introduction this month of its new Intel Core i7-2715QE next-generation quad-core processor, the design of x86-based embedded military digital signal processing (DSP)Read More...

OpenVPX Strengthens Its Hand for Military Embedded Designs

Military system developers have long faced a conflicting desire to harness the latest and greatest computing technologies versus the need to mitigate the risks inherent in banking on neRead More...

COTS Journal’s OpenVPX Solutions Center

Rugged 6U VPX SBC Has Integrated Onboard I/O Resources Aitech Defense Systems has introduced a rugged 6U VPX SBC that offers the selection between PCI Express and Serial RapidIO. UsingRead More...

System Development

Ethernet Becomes Entrenched as Military System Interconnect

Ethernet is becoming entrenched as a favorite interconnect fabric in compute-intensive applications like sonar, radar or any application that networks sensor arrays together. System desRead More...

Tech Recon

Major Defense Programs Boost Their Appetite for Electronics

Coming in late December, the U.S. Congress approval of the 2011 Defense Authorization bill puts a budget in place for the DoD allowing the Pentagon to spend $725 billion in fiscal 2011.Read More...

Technology Focus

COM Express Brings Its Multimedia Muscle to Defense

The Computer-on-Module (COM) concept has found a solid and growing foothold in military embedded systems. COM Express adds high-speed fabric interconnects to the mix. COM boards provideRead More...

COM Express Boards Roundup

COM Express Sports 2 GHz i7 Processor Gone are the days of a long gap between when a mainstream processor emerged and when it made its way into the military embedded board realm. ExempRead More...