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February 2011

Special Feature

Ten Technology Hurdles Facing Today’s Military

Electronics and computing more than any other realm of technology are what give today’s warfighters the edge they need to succeed in their mission. But the task of adapting the laRead More...

System Development

Mobile Command System Hurdles: Space, Weight and Control

When comparing the military of today with the military of old, the technological advancements are astounding. Gone are the days of commanders shouting orders or using smoke signals fromRead More...

Tech Recon

VPX Systems Face New Power Challenges

There are many decisions a system architect needs to make during the design and development of an ATR system. One crucial component that is sometimes not given the attention it needs isRead More...

Power Supply Standard Eases VPX System Design Efforts

The big push toward off-the-shelf subsystems due to budget and schedule constraints has led to the development of a new VITA standard. The VITA 62 Power Supply Standard defines form facRead More...

Power Solutions Balance Density and Standards Support

As military system developers demand more and more computing in ever smaller spaces, power has direct implications on the size, cooling and mobility of a system. Factor in the challengeRead More...

Technology Focus

Conduction-Cooled cPCI Provides Here and Now Solutions

No embedded computing form factor can achieve overnight success in the military market. Real acceptance into deployed programs takes years. But with nearly two decades now under its belRead More...

Conduction-Cooled cPCI Boards

6U cPCI Processor Blade Sports Intel Core i7 and QM57 Chipset A popular strategy for military embedded system developers is to use one version of a board for development and then anothRead More...