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March 2013

Special Feature

OpenVPX and VME Contend with Overlaps and Differences

Since its beginning in the early 1980s, VME has evolved and even mutated in later years.  The evolution was driven by the desire to support faster and newer technologies such asRead More...

System Requirements Drive OpenVPX and VME Choices

Military system designers have the tough task of continually developing the most technologically superior applications. All are looking to win in this highly competitive market, and Read More...

System Development

Resources Abound to Mitigate the Growing Obsolescence Challenge

With the military being such a small part of the overall electronics market, it has long been at the mercy of the major drivers of computing and semiconductor technology. Those driviRead More...

Tech Recon

DoD Leaders Weigh in on Effects of Budget Uncertainties

There’s no doubt that this year’s season of DoD budget planning is the strangest in many years. In a normal year, the DoD Budget Request for the next fiscal year (2014) wRead More...

Technology Focus

Ethernet Switch Board Choices Span a Range of Form Factors

With 10 Gbit Ethernet networking now a tried and true technology in the commercial world, the military has followed on to embrace it as a high-speed data transfer mechanism for demanRead More...

Ethernet Switch 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...