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February 2012

Special Feature

FPGA Processing Boards Fuel Radar and SIGINT Advances

As the signal processing capabilities of FPGAs continue to climb, they’ve become key enablers for waveform-intensive applications like sonar, radar, SIGINT and SDR. VPX, VXS and VRead More...

FPGAs Keep Pace with Expanding Defense Mission Challenges

SIGINT and Electronic Warfare (EW) missions face increasingly complex technical challenges, both in current operations and in preparing for potential future conflicts. Missions must deaRead More...

FPGAs Enable Fast Data Transport in Radar and Sensor Systems

Advanced radar systems that can detect targets in complex, high-clutter environments are essential for mission-critical operations such as defense, search and rescue, and offshore securRead More...

Chip Scale Atomic Clocks Improve for UAV System Designs

Precise time and frequency are needed to calculate position as well as to send and receive encrypted video and vehicle control data in very dense waveforms. UAVs normally synchronize thRead More...

System Development

SPARK and MILS Aid Secure Military System Design

A modern military system typically consists of multiple components, both hardware and software, that need to provide the necessary functionality as well as meeting performance requiremeRead More...

Relay Approach Improves Military Database Replication

In defense systems, database replication is usually viewed as a strategy to achieve high availability. Deploying a master database with one or more synchronized copies of that database Read More...

Tech Recon

Power Converter Technologies Adapt to Rugged Military Needs

As military system developers strive to squeeze more and more computing and electronics into smaller spaces, power has direct implications on the size, cooling and mobility of a board- Read More...

Technology Focus

CompactPCI Moves Forward as Serial Version Gains Ground

Now with nearly two decades under its belt, CompactPCI can claim to offer all the aspects that pass the test for military decision makers. PICMG’s original CompactPCI specificatioRead More...

CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial Boards Roundup

2nd Generation Core i7 Processor Rides 6U cPCI Because it uses PCI, CompactPCI is particularly well suited to use in all the latest and greatest Intel and PC computing technology. AlonRead More...