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April 2005

Hardware Assets

Strong Momentum, Robust Ecosystem: The Facts on RapidIO

An opinion piece in COTS Journal earlier this year, touted the merits of InfiniBand, claiming it as the winner in the switched fabric wars. Such claims may be premature when consideredRead More...

Switched Fabrics and the Military Market

Are the much discussed “fabric wars” real, or only a “phony war?” Will one of the switched fabric interconnects win, or will customers stick with current tried-aRead More...

Switched Fabrics Supercharge Data Acq Apps

The ever-increasing capabilities of high-performance embedded computing systems have created a need for extremely high bandwidth inputs from real-world sensors. Sampling rates of billioRead More...

On the Softer Side

DDS Spec Outfits Publish-Subscribe Technology for the GIG

Easy access to information ranks as a central goal of the military’s networked future. The DoD’s vision, called the Global Information Grid (GIG), calls for connecting systeRead More...

Agile MDA Speeds Development of Complex Code: Part II

A model compiler takes a set of executable UML models and weaves them together according to a consistent set of rules. This task involves executing the mapping functions between the varRead More...

Code Generator Schemes Aid Safety-Critical Code Development

As the volume of software deployed into safety-critical systems continues to multiply, the need for controlling this development increases proportionally. To address this demand, the aeRead More...

Special Feature

COTS Decision Makers to Gather at Inaugural MEECC Event

When it comes to conferences and trade shows, it’s no secret that the military market has been stuck between two extremes. On the one hand we have the very small technology-specifRead More...

Technology Focus

COTS VME Boards and StarFabric Provide Balanced, High-Performance Solutions for Large Signal Processing Systems

Radar, sonar, sensor and signal imaging have system requirements that set them apart from other applications. While most computing systems are constrained by space, power and cost, soluRead More...

Flexing SSD Strengths for High-Reliability Data Recorders

Data acquisition and recording technology has grown exponentially over the past years as data recorder manufacturers try to keep up with faster data gathering speeds and more precise meRead More...

High-Speed Data Acquisition Systems Benefit from New Shared-Memory Communication Technology

The implementation of a high-speed data acquisition system presents many technological challenges. These systems include a large number of high-speed sensors, physically distributed oveRead More...

Test and Screening

Vibration Test Goals: Efficient, Effective and Valid

Commercial industry often uses Design of Experiments (DOE) for development of reliable electronics. DOE applies statistical analysis to develop a product in as few experiments (tests) aRead More...