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October 2012

Special Feature

UAV Payloads Embrace Compute-Dense Rugged Box Systems

Even as defense budgets shrink—with more severe cuts ahead—the area of Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs) is seeing less of a hit. On one hand all branches of the military arRead More...

Effective Video Handling on Unmanned Vehicles

There are many significant challenges in handling video in an unmanned vehicle environment, and these are exacerbated by the deployment of increasing numbers of sensors and the growiRead More...

Compact Box-Level Systems Enable Net-Centric Open Architectures

Striving for smaller size, weight and power (SWaP) has always been one of the main goals for avionics since the beginning of the industry. Today, there are several competing standardRead More...

Achieving Network Security with Common Criteria

Today’s government and industry leaders overwhelmingly identify cyber security and information assurance as one of their top computing and networking concerns. Cyber threats arRead More...

System Development

Training and Simulation Systems Leverage PC Processing

Gone now are the days when it took a large multiboard chassis’ worth of electronics to drive a military training and simulation system. In the past several years, the trend hasRead More...

Tech Recon

FPGA OpenVPX Technology Feeds ISR and SIGINT Needs

Continuously evolving ISR and SIGINT systems are delivering comprehensive and detailed volumes of information to our defense forces. New sensors, including advanced antennas and wideRead More...

Throughput and FPGA Processing Drive Mezzanine Choices

Open architecture embedded systems for military/aerospace applications have always relied on mezzanine or daughter cards to provide flexibility and modularity, because they are very Read More...

Where SWaP Meets Stronger and Faster in OpenVPX Systems

There’s no doubt that today’s military electronics design requirements are headed in a particular direction—and it’s all the more vivid when it comes to the dRead More...

Technology Focus

Rugged Box Systems Take a More Application-Focused Turn

No longer just a niche or specialty segment of the embedded computing industry, the rugged box system category of technology has become a staple on par with the single board computerRead More...

Rugged Box Systems Roundup

Rugged Box PC with Modular I/O Serves Cost-Sensitive Apps The stand-alone rugged box trend has hit all levels of product types. A new I/O server industrial PC is targeted at reducinRead More...