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March 2005

Hardware Assets

What the Well-Dressed Warrior May Wear – and Carry

Wearable computing can mean different things to different people. For purists, it could mean integrating a computer deeply into a person’s wearing apparel, while for others itRead More...

Embedded 3D Solutions Enhance HMI Displays

Built on the foundation of high-performance graphics subsystems, the Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) of tomorrow will require a level of sophistication and capability quite unliRead More...

On the Softer Side

Software Development Tool Choices Expand

Embedded software products—including development tools, RTOSes, middleware and others—enjoy some of the most direct crossover between the military and commercial spaces.Read More...

Agile MDA Speeds Development of Complex Code: Part I

The embedded software driving today’s military systems is more complex than ever, with development taking place over a series of years and by numerous programmers. Standards lRead More...

Technology Focus

Display Subsystems Jazz Up Their Video Capabilities

Long gone are the days when it took a large multi-board chassis’ worth of electronics to drive a display. By leveraging advanced commercial graphics silicon targeted for PCs aRead More...

Broadcast Compression Schemes Drive Intelligent Video

The military’s investment in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, including unmanned vehicles, satellite, WAN and LAN communication systems, are removing theRead More...

Test and Screening

Obsolescence Management Issues Spawn New DMSMS Guidebook and Center of Excellence

End-of-life and obsolescence issues were difficult enough in the days when virtually everything was purchased to Mil-Spec, well before COTS initiatives and directives, when costs apRead More...