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November 2004

COTS View

Case Study: New Modeling Methods Improve Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Integration Estimates for Northrop Grumman

Using Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products, the process of creating new systems through COTS software integration can be a risky yet unavoidable practice. Many of the problemsRead More...

COTS Solution Takes Aim at Legacy Peripheral Replacement

The U.S. has the most technologically advanced Navy in the world, but new realities are forcing it to change the way it spends money to maintain that superiority. Even in this new eraRead More...

Hardware Assets

Survival of a Parallel Bus Architecture in the 21st Century

How far into the 21st century can the venerable VMEbus continue its unprecedented market performance? And, if whatever emerges from the VITA Standards Organization is not 100% compatiRead More...

VME in 21st Century: The Shape of Things to Come

A few years of a new decade or century must typically pass before the character of that era starts to take shape. Now, several years into the Twenty-First Century we are beginning to Read More...

On the Softer Side

Real-time, Open-Source Tradeoffs Drive OS Choices

The embedded operating system world is no stranger to heated debate. Over the years players in the embedded OS market have fought vigorously on a multitude of fronts and issues. PerhaRead More...

Marrying the Right OS to the Right Job

In a hard real-time operating system there are some requirements that are non-negotiable. RTOSes must have a pre-emptible kernel, low interrupt response latency and the ability toRead More...

RTOSes Balance Performance with Ease of Use

Real-time operating system vendors often make claims of “fast real-time performance,” and “rapid real-time response,” to convince developers to use their RRead More...

Military Sets Its Sights on Embedded Linux

The proliferation of Linux in the embedded computing universe is, without a doubt, impressive. Over the last five years, embedded Linux has become a popular choice for powering coRead More...

Enterprise Architecture Scheme Eases App Portability

At one time the idea of software reuse was a mere convenience. But with today’s complex systems, with millions of lines of code more the rule than the exception, software reRead More...

Message Passing Eases Meld of Linux with RTOS

Complex multi-processor or multi-blade communications environments are usually a blend of both real-time-critical elements and server-based IT functions. Such IT functions include manRead More...

Test and Screening

Military Radars and WLANs Wrestle with Interference Issues

Wireless networking ranks as one of today’s most dynamic areas of technology innovation and market growth. As the wireless LANs proliferate, both military and commercial sysRead More...

Making EMI Analysis Part of the Design Process

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is part of every day life. Devices affected by it include just about everything—cell phones, DVD players, wireless Internet, flat panel moRead More...