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June 2012

Special Feature

Ethernet and 1553 Position Themselves along Military I/O Continuum

A decision that’s still a conundrum for military system developers is the need to support the requirements of legacy interface schemes while accommodating the performance Read More...

Fabric Interconnect Schemes Drive Military Design Strategies

Military system developers have learned that the right interconnect strategy is crucial as defense programs expand by integrating and connecting to an increased number of varied deviRead More...

System Development

OpenVPX Backplane Fabric Choice Calls for Careful Analyses

When evaluating choices between interconnect fabrics and topologies as part of a systems engineering exercise, there are many factors to be considered. Papers have been published thaRead More...

Tech Recon

Military Storage Systems Span Many Formats and Sizes

While solid state disk drives are by no means a new technology, their evolution is reaching a key tipping point where complete program and data storage can reside on rugged SSDs. ThiRead More...

Rugged Embedded SSDs Sharpen Their Appeal

Developers of military systems are increasingly turning to solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in embedded applications, where temperature, shock and vibration make mechanical storage,Read More...

Technology Focus

PC/104 Reaches its 20th Year on Solid Footing

The stackable PC/104 form factor and all of its follow-on variants continue to hold an established position in military embedded systems. By leveraging the PC as its core foundation,Read More...

PC/104 and PC/104 Family Boards Roundup

Rugged PC/104-Plus Module Based on Atom E600 An extreme rugged PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the Intel Atom Processor E600 series from 600 MHz up to 1.6 GHz. TRead More...