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January 2012

Special Feature

Five Game-Changer Technology Trends Facing the Military

  Compute-density has become the mantra for many of today's advanced military programs. More and more of system functionality is now implemented as software running on single boarRead More...

Single Event Effects Complicate Military Avionics System Design

Military aircraft routinely operate at altitudes from 30,000 to 60,000 feet or more, including planes with sophisticated fly-by-wire circuitry and those used for airborne early warniRead More...

Middleware Evolves to Suit the Era of Multicore

Multicore processors have become a ubiquitous foundation for hardware and software product development. They are present in embedded systems ranging from consumer mobile deviceRead More...

System Development

New Focus for Sensor Data Recording Tech: Scalability

The defense and intelligence communities face an increasing reliance on high-resolution and high-bandwidth sensors of varying types. Raw data rates in these systems are increasingRead More...

10 GbE Digital Recording Feeds Demands from Wideband Sensors

Acquisition and recording of signals from sensors occurs on virtually all commercial, government and military systems for aircraft, ships and manned and unmanned vehicles. Similar teRead More...

Tech Recon

ATCA Military Adoption Mirrors Telecom Success

Since its introduction to the telecommunications industry 10 years ago, the widely adopted AdvancedTCA (ATCA) standard continues to evolve and enable new segments. Originally targeteRead More...

Embedded Computer Building Blocks Serve High-Bandwidth Military Needs

The need for advanced connectivity and bandwidth is continually evolving to support the modern battlefield. This is mainly due to the availability, and thus demands, for higher imageRead More...

Technology Focus

Refresh-Centric SBCs Keep VME’s Immortality on Track

VME has a rich and successful legacy in military systems in part because of its unique ability to remain backward compatible and facilitate technology refresh in military programs. ARead More...

VME SBCs for Tech Refresh

VME SBC Boasts Low-Power Core2 Duo ProcessorPerhaps the greatest triumph of VME is its capability to maintain backward compatibility while remaining suited to incorporating new computinRead More...