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April 2004

Hardware Assets

Data Acq Boards Blend ADCs, FPGAs and Speedy I/O

Advances in radar, sonar, sigint and broadband comms technology over the years have been no less than staggering. Yet the role of the data acquisition subsystems at the heart of thoseRead More...

COTS Approach Shrinks EW Receivers

Electronic Support Measures receivers form a key part in any major Electronic Warfare activity. They are passive systems and are used for intercepting and analyzing the characteriRead More...

Geospatial Asset Management Revamps for New Era

Commercial high-resolution and multispectral satellite and airborne systems are delivering an unprecedented quantity of earth observation data in a very short time after acquisitiRead More...

Subtractive Dither Approach Streamlines Data Acquisition Designs

Digital data acquisition systems sample a continuous-time waveform and quantize (digitize) the result. The unavoidable consequence of this process is quantization error, or “quRead More...

Technology Focus

From Machine Vision to Reconnaissance: Image Fusion Brings Targets into View

Fundamentally, real-time video imaging applications require high data bandwidth—from the video source to the display output. These systems also demand very low latencies from thRead More...

Advanced System Architectures Drive Choice of Switch Fabric Solution

As embedded system architectures have evolved to take advantage of ever-increasing levels of silicon integration and performance, traditional bus-based architectures have now reacRead More...

Increasing Demands on Display Wall Controllers Leads to Fabric-Based Architecture

In many military, government and private industry situations there is a need to display large amounts of dynamic data so numerous people can collaboratively view, analyze and respRead More...

The Role of Serial Switched Fabrics in Sensor-to-Processor Applications

Many commercial, military and medical applications require the fast transport of large amounts of data over Sensor-to-Digital Signal Processor (STP) systems. STPs typically requirRead More...

Test and Screening

Vibration Test Techniques Shake the Status Quo

None of the U.S. Armed Forces’ current or future crop of advanced communications, weapons control and signal intelligence systems—just to name a few—would be posRead More...

Case Study: ATR Design Tackles Thermal Hurdles

In publication since 1974, the ATR ARINC 404A specification spells out a tried and true airborne chassis design. So when the engineers at Carlo Gavazzi Mupac set out to craft a syRead More...