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February 2004

COTS View

Rugged COTS Forged from European Railway Standards

Equipment used on European railways is as rugged as it gets in civilian applications. Requirements for these harsh environments are spelled out in the European Union's specifications Read More...

On the Softer Side

Meeting Security Requirements in Software Defined Radios

With traditional, non-reprogrammable radios, providing data security classifications—say, between red and black communications —requires segregation through discrete cRead More...

Software Defined Radio: Status and Challenges

Important strides have been made in the development of software defined radios (SDRs) over the past five years. Progress in reconfigurable logic technology has been significant,Read More...

Design-Test Marriage Achieves Comfort Zone

Gone are the days when design and development meant just adding a handful of jumper wires to a prototype circuit board or banging out a small chunk of code to burn into ROM. TodayRRead More...

Special Feature

Finding and Measuring Hidden Wireless Networks

In modern warfare, the ability to win battles often comes down to taking out an opponent’s command and control ability. The theory is simple: if the head cannot control the bodyRead More...

Technology Focus

FPGAs Pave Road to Reconfigurable Computing

As a subject of academic discussion, reconfigurable computing is far from new to the worlds of embedded system and defense electronics. But the technology’s application has beenRead More...

FPGAs Let Designers Sharpen Their FFT Sword

For years, the common practice for implementing Fast Fourier Transforms has been to run them on a digital signal processor. Nothing, the thinking goes, could be more effective than a Read More...

Test and Screening

Design-for-Test Strategy Eases Unit Level Testing

There’s no doubt that software is playing an expanding role in today’s commercial and military products. As that software grows more complex, the pressure is on for enRead More...

Pre-Use Methodology Speeds Up System Verification

Today’s complex system designs are increasing their reliance on system-on-chip components design with high-level languages. Such systems require rigorous testing and verificatioRead More...