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September 2012

Special Feature

Networking and Comms Evolve into Game-Changing Military Resources

Continuing an accelerating DoD-wide effort over the past decade, the next generation of technology development for military networking and communications is headed toward a goal of fRead More...

FPGA Implementations Sometimes Need a Coprocessor

FPGAs are the de facto choice for military algorithm processing in land- , sea- and air-based platforms. They’ve increasingly replaced stand-alone DSPs because FPGAs offer flexRead More...

Fast Processors Drive Need for Cooling Mobile Electronics

Military electronics in use for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) missions are required to withstand the extreme climRead More...

System Development

Space Qualified ICs and Systems Leap New Hurdles

With the Space Shuttle program over and the commercial space industry taking the baton, the space electronics industry is certainly in a period of transition. Feeding those needs, thRead More...

Space Industry Looks toward On-the-Fly Reconfiguration

The market for space equipment worldwide is growing rapidly. Development cycles are becoming increasingly costly and time-consuming, but at the same time, equipment designers are expRead More...

Tech Recon

Rugged Laptops and Panel PCs Serve Mobile, Connected Military

Often called network-centric operations, the evolution toward a networked military means that every vehicle, every aircraft, every ship, every UAV and every soldier on the ground shoRead More...

Technology Focus

Test and Instrumentation Boards Roundup

PXIe/PXI Family of Boards Provides Fast Throughput ADLINK Technology provides a family of high-performance PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) products for applications requiring fast data tRead More...

PXI and PXI Express Dominate Test and Instrumentation Trends

No longer the new kid on the block, the PXI bus form factor has become entrenched as the mainstay architecture for military test and instrumentation. Its older cousin VXI and the mosRead More...