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September 2014

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

100thOperational mission milestone achieved by the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk in Southwest Asia. The aircraft has recently moved into the Pacific region. Built by Northrop Read More...

Special Feature

New Demands Complicate Interconnect Design Choices

Rapidly changing demands and designs in product performance and electrical integrity are having a huge effect on electronic connector systems. New smaller and more portable electronics Read More...

Open Computing Approaches Improve Navy Networks and EW

With the shift to an Asia-Pacific defense strategy, Navy funding is enjoying a stronger focus. But the central principle to the U.S. Maritime Strategy remains forward presence. Forward Read More...

System Development

Case Study: VPX and COM Module Integration Serves Avionics Needs

Systems based on the Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) concept are ideal for use in modern avionic equipment. The IMA system is a crate with a backplane populated with connectors that aRead More...

Tech Recon

VPX Meets Needs for Hybrid FPGA/GPU Video System Architectures

According to the UAV Market study from Forecast International, starting from 2017 UAV production is forecast to average about one thousand UAVs annually for the following years. The payRead More...

Technology Focus

Advanced Graphics and Integration Are Theme for EBX, ETX and ITX

For years slot-card, backplane-based form factors like VME and cPCI were the primary solution for military systems. But those backplane-based standards by definition entail extra size aRead More...

EBX, ITX and ETX Board Roundup

Mini-ITX Board Delivers 16 PCI Express Slots Acrosser Technology provides the AMB-IH61T3, an industrial Mini-ITX motherboard with the highest cost-performance ratio yet, powered by an Read More...