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May 2012

Special Feature

Computing and Comms Enable Mil Vehicle Modernization Efforts

Over the past year the DoD and U.S. Army continued to rethink and revamp their plans for next-gen vehicle requirements, and that necessitated rethinking previously planned electronicRead More...

VICTORY Initiative Lays Path to Improve Vehicle C4ISR Designs

The DoD’s commitment to a Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) is driving the use of open system approaches both from the technical and the procurement perspectives. An implRead More...

IEEE Instrumentation Standard Suits Needs of Military System Designs

As military and aerospace electronic systems become more complex, new challenges become prevalent. Effectively locating and resolving problems becomes more complex with the increasedRead More...

System Development

Mil Batteries and Power Supplies Advance Their Game

Today the choice of power supplies, power converters and batteries can rank as a make or break decision in embedded military computer systems. With more and more computing stuffed inRead More...

Thermal Management: Key to Designing for Harsh Environments

Ruggedized products are rapidly becoming the preferred choice over so-called rugged products—and with good reason. Both rugged and ruggedized equipment provide protection from Read More...

Tech Recon

Hybrid Backplanes Link Legacy VME with OpenVPX Performance

Especially in this period of lean budgets, tried and true embedded computing architectures like VME are expected to enjoy continued success. Today more than 400 programs in the militRead More...

Technology Focus

FPGA Boards Crank Up Their Processing Muscle

Long gone are the days when FPGAs were relegated to use as simple interface logic between other more important silicon like processors and memory. Today FPGAs are now complete systemRead More...

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup

PMC Modules Do Cost-Effective FPGA Processing A set of PMC mezzanine modules features the cost-optimized Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. The PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules from Acromag Read More...