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December 2012

Special Feature

Upgrades Dominate Small UAV Payload Design Activities

The control and payload electronics aboard Small UAVs—like the Raven, Integrator, Shadow and Wasp—face some of the most rigorous size, weight and power restrictions. SeleRead More...

System Development

High-Density Computing Enables Advances in Airborne Surveillance Systems

Surveillance aircraft like the RC-135V/W require an enormous amount of computational horsepower and system design flexibility to fulfill the airborne platform’s critical missioRead More...

Tech Recon

VME and VPX Solutions Feed Growing Appetite for ISR Data Processing

In recent years demand for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities has driven a huge ramp-up in data collection capacity. While that shows no signs of slowinRead More...

VPX Stakes Its Territory as High Data Bandwidth Solution

Work began on the VPX family of specifications in early 2004 to offer new levels of performance for embedded computing systems, as high-speed processing and growing data requirementsRead More...

Technology Focus

XMCs and FMCs Stake Out the Future of Mezzanine Choices

There’s no question that XMCs have become the natural follow on to PMC as the leading mezzanine form factor in military applications. Meanwhile the VITA FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMRead More...

XMC and PrXMC Boards Roundup

XMC Links Virtex-6 FPGA to PCIe, SRIO and Gbit Ethernet Acromag’s XMC-6VLX mezzanine modules feature a configurable Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memoRead More...