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March 2004

Hardware Assets

Commercial Tech Energizes Rugged Display Realm

llMilitary display technology—both the displays themselves and the electronic subsystems driving them—has arguably benefited more from the COTS movement than any otherRead More...

Leveraging Commercial Video Scaling Technology for Military Video Windowing Displays

Developed to support the fast-growing market of flat-panel monitors and digital TVs, commercial video scaling technology promises an attractive combination of features and capabRead More...

Digital RGB Recording SuitsOperational Displays

Data archiving is a critical requirement in many mission-critical applications. But it’s a demanding process, particularly for higher-end systems, where live video, radarRead More...

On the Softer Side

Safety Critical Software Choices Expand

It started a few years ago as a few scattered announcements supporting safety-critical software standards such as DO-178B and ARINC 653—but now it has graduated to a full-Read More...

Integration Issues Drive Safety-Critical RTOS Choice

Many developers of safety-critical software such as avionics are considering corporate-wide site licenses for real-time operating systems and integrated development environments. Read More...

Task-less Approach Simplifies RTOS Architecture

There’s no doubt that traditional operating systems are growing ever more complex. Such complexity becomes a growing issue in safety-critical and mission-critical applicatioRead More...

Technology Focus

ATCA/AMC Set to Provide Flexible Platform for a Variety of High-Performance Applications

AdvancedMC or Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) are poised to become a significant platform for a variety of high-performance, high-availability applications. They are designed primRead More...

XMCs- Increasing PMC Versatility in COTS

Switched Mezzanine Cards (XMCs) are being created as an evolutionary development of mezzanine standards focusing on backward compatibility with existing PMC products. Other mezzanRead More...

New Mechanicals for New Millennium

Rapidly changing technology is mandating changes in traditional mechanical form-factors. Serial and pseudo-serial switched fabrics are rendering older standard form-factors with tRead More...

Test and Screening

Obsolescence Management Calls for a Team Effort

Like the proverbial elephant in the living room, the challenge of component obsolescence is impossible to ignore. The bad news is that the problem isn’t going away any timRead More...

Extension of Life Companies: An Obsolescence Solution

Keeping products current, in the face of ever-changing electronic components and availability, is an issue that currently dominates the ongoing Extension of Product Life (XOL) dRead More...

Procurement Strategy: Dragged or Driven?

To a large extent, the problem of obsolescence boils down to an ignorant attitude of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Perhaps ignorance is too strong a tRead More...