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October 2011

Special Feature

VME and VPX FPGA Processing Advances Target Radar and SIGINT Needs

No longer viewed as peripheral or coprocessing devices, faster FPGA-based DSP capabilities combined with an expanding array of IP cores and development tools for FPGAs are enabling nRead More...

FPGAs Pave New Processing Paths for VPX and VME Systems

Every new FPGA generation delivers more DSP horsepower, higher resource densities, more memory and faster interfaces. Because FPGAs are so well suited to embedded computing boards, tRead More...

VPX Cabling Solutions from Prototyping to Deployment

With the design flexibility of VPX, there are many configurations available for all types of applications. For certain I/O requirements, achieving the intended design goals could be Read More...

Roadmap Approach Eases Technology Readiness Challenges

A Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) is a systematic, metrics-based process that assesses the maturity of, and the risk associated with, critical technologies to be used in URead More...

FPGAs Inject New Levels of Flexibility into Military SBCs

Implementing FPGAs on embeddable SBCs provides military OEM system integrators a completely new set of tools for customizing their embedded applications into small, harsh, rugged envRead More...

System Development

Training and Simulation Systems Advance to New Realism Levels

Thanks to advanced commercial graphics silicon targeted for PCs and game boxes, military graphics subsystem integrators are able to blend a wealth of graphical and video features intRead More...

Virtual Simulation Enhances Military Maintenance Training

It is an austere time for the Department of Defense—a time of restricted budgets, reduced manpower and limited resources—a time that is compelling the Armed Forces to appRead More...

Tech Recon

Form, Fit and Function Make ATCA Right for Navy Modernization

A key trend in military and aerospace modernization is the push for more performance capabilities. The U.S. Department of Defense often mandates the use of open standards to lowRead More...

Technology Focus

Test and Instrumentation Boards Offer Highly Integrated Solutions

For complex, high-performance military systems, the PXI bus form factor, and its older cousin VXI, have become staples as instrumentation and test solutions. Now the LAN-based LXI foRead More...

Test and Instrumentation Boards Roundup

Data Acquisition Card Offers 128 Channels of USB Analog I/O A highly integrated multifunction data acquisition and control system offers an attractive solution for adding portable, Read More...