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March 2011

Special Feature

GPGPU Computing Carves Out New Military System Design Territory

The concept of GPGPU computing is beginning to gain traction. This disruptive technology is the emerging idea of using the latest crop of high-performance graphics processors to handle Read More...

Carrier Landing Modeling System Leverages GPGPU Advantages

Since Intel introduced the 8088 microprocessor and Motorola released their 68000 over 30 years ago, CPUs have been at the forefront of discussions related to computing power. Users eageRead More...

System Development

Obsolescence Management Becoming an End-to-End Game

  The problem of obsolescence-referred to as Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) in military circles-shows no sign of going away any time soon. In facRead More...

Tech Recon

Hybrid Backplanes Weave Legacy Technology into New Systems

The pressure to deliver next-generation defense capabilities faster and to deliver them within the guidelines of recent Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Reform mandates continuesRead More...

Technology Focus

SWaP Challenges Drive Small Form Factor SBC Needs

Once playing on the peripheral of military system needs, small form factor boards are now at the center of many key defense applications. The programs include small UAVs, robotics, missRead More...

Small Form Factor 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...