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December 2015

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

Figure 0   Figure 1 100 Amp Hours - Power capacity of Saft's Integrated Charger Batteries (ICBs) that were selected by Textron Systems Unmanned Systems power its next-generationRead More...

Special Feature

Open Standards Ease Development of Airborne Platforms

For the U.S. DoD Open architecture approaches enjoyed a generous amount of lip service for many years. But over the past year in particular open standards that have been long in the worRead More...

System Development

COM Express and PC/104 Vie for Small Form Factor Dominance

Both COM Express and PC/104-including the myriad PC/104 family spinoffs-offer advantages for military system developers. The choice is between a computing core module on a baseboard verRead More...

Tech Recon

Video Management Technologies Deliver HD Solutions for Warfighters

With this the final story in COTS Journal's year-long "Signal Chain" series, this month looks at the final stage of the signal chain where information is presented warfighters with the Read More...

Technology Focus

XMCs and FMCs Help Shake Up the Definition of “System”

The two most active mezzanine standards in the industry continue to be XMC and FMC. This year's XMC and FMC roundup on the next several pages includes an unprecedented 18 vendors that hRead More...

XMC and FMC Boards Roundup

Figure 1 FMC Provides Sixteen 16-bit D/A Channel at 312.5 Msamples/s The FMC216 from 4DSP is a sixteen-channel DAC FMC Daughter Card which is fully compliant with the VITA 57.1-2008 sRead More...