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March 2012

Special Feature

GPGPU Solutions Gear Up for Signal Processing Duties

The idea of graphics processors used as general purpose processors is the latest disruptive technology to invade military embedded computing. GPGPUs offer powerful and dense processiRead More...

Case Study: Adapting GPGPU Tech for Mil DSP Use

Thanks to their unmatched speed, hundreds of cores and dedicated floating point math libraries, General Purpose Graphics Processor Units (GPGPUs) are gaining ground in the military mRead More...

EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Experts Discuss Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)

Recently, COTS Journal’s Jeff Child had the unique opportunity to sit down with representatives from three companies involved in the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE):Read More...

System Development

Many Roads to Keeping Obsolescence Issues in Check

As commercial and consumer system lifecycles shrink, the components used in those broader markets are facing ever shorter life spans. As result, the problem of obsolescence—alsRead More...

Die Extraction Strategy Solves DMSMS Challenges

It’s completely common these days for commercial ICs to be used in long lifetime military systems—with 20- to 30-year life cycles. That coupled with the steady decrease oRead More...

Tech Recon

Leaner Major Programs Budget Keeps Technology in Forefront

Earlier this month the President’s 2013 Budget Request for the DoD was released, kicking off the process toward the long budget cycle—one sure to be complicated by much dRead More...

Technology Focus

Small Form Factor Boards Up Their Compute Density Game

Solving the needs of systems including small UAVs, robotics, mission-specific handheld systems, intelligent munitions and many others, small form factor boards are now at the centRead More...

Small Form Factor Boards Roundup

COM Express Type 6 Module Is Extreme Rugged Solution A COM Express Type 6 module based on the quad/dual-core second generation Intel Core i7 processor and Mobile Intel QM67 Express Read More...