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September 2013

Special Feature

Military Demands a Whole Hierarchy of Storage Solutions

High-bandwidth sensor platforms on UAVs, satellites and other system are bringing in a deluge of data. This is making military data storage a more mission-critical function than ever beRead More...

Cache Partitioning Enhances Multicore Performance

One of the biggest challenges that developers of military safety-critical software applications for multicore processors (MCPs) face is managing contention for shared resources such as Read More...

System Development

Innovative Systems and Standards Enable Efficient Ground Vehicle Networking

The proliferation of new technologies and advancements in ground vehicle communications has spawned a host of programs designed to integrate communication subsystems into the larger picRead More...

FACE Standard Brings Open Concepts to Airborne Platforms

As the military moves to a more systems-level approach to deliverable platform designs, the pressure is on to not reinvent the wheel for every software need. But open standards have beeRead More...

Tech Recon

Customized Approach Leverages OpenVPX Flexibility

OpenVPX is a robust embedded computing standard, developed to meet the needs of demanding defense and industrial applications. A primary goal during the definition of OpenVPX was that iRead More...

Technology Focus

Busless Embedded Form Factors Mean Tight SWaP Requirements

While slot-card, backplane-based form factors like VME and cPCI enjoy a rich legacy in the military, none of those backplane-based standards suit particular, unique space, power and relRead More...

EBX, ETX and ITX Boards Roundup

ETX Module with Dual-Core Atom for Upgrade Path and Longer Life of ETX Systems Based on the latest dual-core 32nm process Intel Atom Processor and NM10 Express Chipset, a new ETX modulRead More...