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March 2014

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

Mode 4The flight mode, also known as short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL), for the F-35B aircraft in which two F-35B aircraft flew in close formation while in mode for the first time.Read More...

Special Feature

VME and VPX Follow Parallel and Overlapping Paths

VME, like no other form factor, boasts the richest successful legacy in military systems. That’s in part because of its unique ability to remain backward compatible and facilitateRead More...

VME and OpenVPX Stake Out Territory along the Continuum of Choices

The VME bus specification defines a vendor-agnostic, digital data and control bus to which designers have interfaced many different data processing chip sets as well as a wide range of Read More...

System Management on VPX Leveraging Established Technologies

Essentially all VPX systems need management functionality to monitor and supervise system operation. Traditionally, this functionality has been integrated into the application subsystemRead More...

System Development

Annual EOL and Component Obsolescence Directory

Company/Organization Contact Category Comment ARINC Annapolis, MD.(410) 266-4000www.arinc.com B, DB, L, R ARINC works with companies to develop a cost-effective Read More...

Organizations Enhance Methods of Handling Board- and IC-Level Obsolescence

Certainty is a rare quality in today’s defense market, but one thing is certain: The problem of component obsolescence keeps getting more severe in the defense industry. That&rsquRead More...

Tech Recon

Power Supplies and Mil Batteries Bulk Up for Success

Once treated as an afterthought in embedded military computer system designs, choosing batteries, power supplies and power conversion electronics can become make or break technical choiRead More...

DoD’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle Goals Strive for Autonomy

No longer newcomers on today’s battlefields, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are designed for a wide range of duties—everything from locating and defusing improvised explosiRead More...

Technology Focus

VME SBCs Keep Refresh Alive with New Technology

While there are a lot of embedded computing open architectures these days, there are none that can boast the rich and successful legacy in military systems that VME claims. VME has beenRead More...

VME SBCs for Tech Refresh Roundup

Conduction-Cooled 6U VME SBC Sports 2.53 GHz Core i7 The XVME-6300 from Acromag is a high-performance 6U VME processor board based on the Intel i7 Core. This module offers a wide rangeRead More...