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March 2015

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

  (Figure 1) $267 million - Value of contract award by the U.S. Navy to Northrop Grumman to develop and manufacture the next-generation surface electronic warfare system. The SurRead More...

Special Feature

VME and CompactPCI Shine On as Tech Upgrade Heroes

In this new era of constrained defense budgets the importance of technology upgrades are more vital than ever. That means fewer new program design wins, but there will be many more oppoRead More...

Various Strategies Mitigate VME Interface Obsolescence

  Almost all military hardware has a life time extending to multiple decades. And while it is possible-and sometimes desirable-to implement a range of modular technology transitioRead More...

System Development

Many Resources Available for Combating Component Obsolescence

The problem of component obsolescence-or Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) in the more verbose terminology of the defense industry-is inevitably always geRead More...

Tech Recon

FPGA and ADC Technologies Bulk up for Digital Conversion Duties

The digital conversation phase of the Signal Chain is the realm of two key technologies: analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and FPGAs. Demanding radar, SIGINT and similar defense appliRead More...

Technology Focus

FPGA Processing Boards Push New Performance Barriers

For military system designs, FPGAs have all but taken over as the key technology for digital signal processing. So much so that even the term "DSP" is now automatically associated with Read More...

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup

  Figure 1 PCIe Card Blends High-Bandwidth Analog I/O and UltraScale FPGA The PC870 from 4DSP is a high-performance PCI Express card combining an A/D channel, a D/A channel and Read More...