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August 2016

Marching to the Numbers

Marching to the Numbers

Figure 0.   Figure 1. 2,000- Number of JASSM cruise missile Lockheed has delivered to the U.S. Air Force. The company recently delivered the 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface StandofRead More...

Special Feature

Barriers Fall Between Development and Deployed Systems

Now that defense budgets and schedules are both tighter than ever the stakes are raised for military system designers get from development phase to deployment phase as quickly and as smRead More...

System Development

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Three Stage Process Speeds Path to Avionics System Deployment

  WEB EXCLUSIVE: This article was selected as a special web exclusive preceding its print debut. It will also appear in an upcoming print issue of COTS Journal. The traditional dRead More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Expert Weighs in on RF/Digital Integration Challenges

WEB EXCLUSIVE: This article was selected as a special web exclusive preceding its print debut. It will also appear in an upcoming print issue of COTS Journal. It's clear that both RF aRead More...

High Capacity Storage Systems Look to PCI Express

  Massive, data-intensive applications are becoming a fixture in today's C4ISR platforms. Fewer boots on the ground means more electronic eyes and ears filling in the gaps and cooRead More...

Tech Recon

JEFF'S PICK: 3.3V Rad Tolerant MIL-STD-1553 Terminals are Fully Integrated

Selecting electronic components and subsystems for space-based platforms continues to be a challenge. Even since the Space Shuttle program ended and the commercial space industry filledRead More...

Space Poses Unique Challenges for Commercial Components

  With the recent shift in space electronics to look towards using ruggedizing commercial components as a cost-efficient alternative to 'space-qualified' devices, the question of Read More...

Technology Focus

COM Express a Win for Compact and Mobile Applications

Although Computer-on-Module (COM) notion has a long legacy, when it became married with PCI Express the resulting COM Express brought it to a new level. COM Express adds high-speed fabrRead More...

Data Sheet COM Express Boards Roundup

  Figure 1 Type 10 COM Express Module Sports NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC Based on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 system-on-chip (SoC), Abaco Systems' Mini COM Express module delivers 326 Gflops ofRead More...