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June 2004

Hardware Assets

Ethernet Steps Forth as Military

As the most popular means of transporting Internet Protocol (IP) packets, Ethernet has a very wide reach. Public switched telephone networks (PSTN) for example are making the tranRead More...

Switched Gbit Ethernet Ready for Net-Centric Military Apps

With combined wire-speed performance, low latency and advanced protocol support, switched Gbit Ethernet provides a powerful connectivity solution that is a natural fit for networkRead More...

Gigabit Ethernet Woos High-Performance Systems

Gigiabit Ethernet, TCP/IP and associated protocols are poised to play a critical role in many next-generation military systems. Local and wide- area data networks are obvious tradRead More...

On the Softer Side

Opinion: Linux Can Be Used in the Military

There has been lively debate recently regarding the use of Linux military applications. One proprietary (OS) vendor has boldly claimed, “Every principle of security is beingRead More...

Linux for Embedded Systems?

In recent years, the Linux operating system has achieved success in the desktop and server computing arena that has traditionally been the mainstay of proprietary operating systemRead More...

Gateway Middleware Bridges Linux and Hard Real-Time OS

Over the last few years, Linux has begun to extend its success in the desktop and server space into the world of high-availability embedded systems such as telecom blades and miliRead More...

Technology Focus

On-the-Fly Reconfigurable Computing Begins to Gel

Reconfigurable computing at the system level has matured quickly over the last couple of years to where it’s ready now for deployment in signal processing-intensive systems.Read More...

Physical Connections are Key in FPGA Debug

Digital system designers are turning to FPGAs as their main building blocks due to their flexibility and scalability. They’ve become the key enabler for configurable computiRead More...

Optimizing FPGA Waveform Design for SDR

Acceptance of Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology continues to grow as a military communications platform. It offers a blend of interoperability, high data transmission capabiRead More...

Test and Screening

Speedy Recording Ushers in the Terabyte Age of Instrumentation

Many test and data acquisition applications require the acquisition or generation of a tremendous amount of information—much more than is built into the onboard memory of ofRead More...

Blending PXI and VXI Gets Best of Both Worlds

There’s no doubt that military electronic systems call for the most rigorous, high-density test and instrumentation technology. Automatic test equipment (ATE) system for sucRead More...

PXI Puts Military Systems to the Test

Created specifically for measurement and automation applications, the PXI standard provides an open platform equipped for a variety of applications, from machine control to militaRead More...

Case Study: Flight-Line and Field Test Applications Need Modified COTS Products

Field and flight line testers for military and industrial applications require special test equipment that meets stringent environmental requirements. These test applications requRead More...