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April 2012

Special Feature

FPGAs and GPGPUs Vie for Military System Design Mindshare

Advanced sensor processing continues to demand greater performance while consuming less of a vehicle’s Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) budget. FPGAs and the General Purpose GraphRead More...

Futureproof Form Factors: Picking the Winners

There are a lot of aspects that lead to acceptance by the military for a particular board-level embedded computing form factor. It's not simply technical merit but a host of vendorRead More...

One Size Doesn’t Fit All in Form Factor Choice

It is said that there is nothing more certain than change. This is especially true of the remarkable advancements made in embedded computing. And, nowhere are the advancements realizRead More...

System Development

EMI Shielding for Enclosures Calls for Application-Specific Thinking

Today’s military is more reliant than ever on electronics. Along with that, the need to protect those electronics from potential threats has become all the more vital. One suchRead More...

Signal Integrity and OpenVPX Backplane Architecture Trends

New OpenVPX backplane profiles that are defined in Release 2 of VITA 65 provide for more elaborate expansion plane architectures and new clocking schemes to support the anticipated PRead More...

Tech Recon

Ambitious Road Ahead for Military Robotics Technology

There’s no doubt military robots—or unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) as they’re more often called—have proven an incredibly valuable life-saving resource in combat operations Read More...

Technology Focus

Rugged Ethernet Switch Boards Blend Fabric and Network Roles

At one time Ethernet was viewed as just a pure networking solution for command and control systems in the military. Today Ethernet is gaining traction in numerous other military applRead More...

Ethernet Switch Boards Roundup

10 Gbit Ethernet XMC Provides Dual Front Panel Interfaces Both as a network technology and as a fabric interconnect scheme, the military has completely embraced Ethernet. With that Read More...