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December 2014

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

  (Figure 1) 2017- Year by which deliveries will be complete from Northrop Grumman of its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps' H-1 helicopter upgrade program. NRead More...

Special Feature

Small UAV Electronics and Payloads Grow More Sophisticated

  For Small UAVs like the Raven, Integrator, Shadow and Wasp the popular term SWaP (size, weight and power) take on a whole different level of urgency. That's because small UAVs fRead More...

System Development

Upgrade Programs Tackle Slot-Card vs. Box System Choice

  For the embedded computing industry there's an upside to today's tight defense budgets. As prime contractors try to reduce their costs by outsourcing more technology, they're loRead More...

Tech Recon

Optical Interface Products and Standards Get Real for Defense

  Optical backplane technologies have been discussed in theory in the embedded industry for decades. But demand for high-bandwidth interconnects and the likely widespread adoptionRead More...

Technology Focus

XMCs and FMCs Bridge Legacy and New Design Needs

  As the mezzanine form factor that brought us into the switch fabric era, XMC boards have become a staple in many types of military system designs. Many any function that requireRead More...

XMC and FMC Board Roundup

  (Figure 1) FMC Serves up 5 Gsample/s ADC and DAC 4DSP provides an analog-to-digital (A/D) / digital-to-analog (D/A) FMC card for single-channel data acquisition and high-speedRead More...