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November 2012

Special Feature

Small Form Factor System Approaches Vie for Military Mindshare

    Rugged box-level systems have become a staple in today’s military embedded computing market. Because complete systems can now fit into a relatively small enclosed Read More...

Creating Mobile Networks for Tactical Environments

Defense personnel rely on communications equipment to relay dynamic information, including biometrics, voice, location telemetry and real-time video to enhance situational awareness.Read More...

MXM Standard Enables GPGPU Use in Rugged Systems

Many products and technologies designed specifically for high-volume commercial applications are increasingly useful for embedded applications. But before they can add value they musRead More...

Counterfeit Chips Cause Problems in Military Supply Chain

A recent study by market research firm IHS found that over 12 million counterfeit components have entered the supply chain in just the past five years. Many of these parts make Read More...

System Development

Initiatives Come Together for Solider and Vehicle Mounted Comms

Under the broad umbrella of network-centric operations, the DoD continues to aim toward a goal of full interoperable operations. The segment of that involving outfitting ground soldiRead More...

Tech Recon

Complex Factors Drive Mil/Aero DC/DC Converter Choice

Most power systems for high-reliability applications can be constructed from standard power modules. The typical scenario requires various DC output voltages and power levels and is Read More...

Distributed Power Evolves to Handle Diverse Needs

When it comes to power requirements, none are as crucial as those supporting the equipment of our armed forces. Whether on board a ship, aircraft, land-based vehicle or in the commanRead More...

Technology Focus

ATCA Meets Rising Performance and Compute Density Needs

In recent years ATCA has carved out a solid niche in military applications suited to its features. There’s no alternative aside from ATCA for a large-sized board form factor&mdRead More...

ATCA Blades and Systems Roundup

ATCA Blade Sports Dual Intel Xeon Processors An ATCA processor blade features robust computing power, high throughput connectivity and accelerated packet processing capabilities. ThRead More...