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June 2005

COTS View

Video Compression Standards

The advantages of video and image compression for conservation of network bandwidth are well known. Over the years, there have been a number of video compression standards, so let&rsquoRead More...

Hardware Assets

Fuel and Power–Two Major Issues Facing Combat Forces

On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP), sometimes called “Under-the-Hood Power,” refers to generating a source of AC power on the battlefield from the vehicle itself, as opposed to hRead More...

Powering the “Smart” Soldier

The increase in military spending has provided a moderate boost for manufacturers of ruggedized or Mil-Spec battery packs. With the recent modernization of the military armament, soldieRead More...

Embedded Systems Power Management by Processor Performance Adjustment

With the growing role of portable electronics on the battlefield, the efficient use of limited energy sources is paramount. For dismounted soldiers carrying devices such as handheld GPSRead More...

On the Softer Side

RTOS Vendors Balance Security and Openness

Today’s leading real-time operating system (RTOS) vendors are practically unrecognizable compared to the lean “garage shop” RTOS companies of a decade ago. Among the mRead More...

Open Tools Offer New Choices for Developers

The complexity of device software is increasing rapidly across multiple industries, including aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, medical devices and telecommunications. ApplicRead More...

Special Feature

FCS Program Rolls Forward in Formation

It’s not easy to wrap one’s mind around the Future Combat Systems program and all its various components, capabilities and technologies. Indeed, the program is the most compRead More...

Technology Focus

PXI and VXI: Backbones for Test, Measurement & Control

For quite a while, laboratory instrumentation and automatic test equipment (ATE) systems have been designed and built around standard and embedded computer systems. Over time, two speciRead More...

PXI/VXI Boards Roundup

10-Bit Digitizers Provide Single-Channel Sampling up to 8 Gsamples/s In applications such as high-resolution radar, lidar (light detection and ranging) and ultrasound, as well as in Read More...

Test and Screening

Protecting Military Data in a Flash

It’s a deep attack mission. Fast and low, soldiers in a Black Hawk helicopter are speeding through a hot and humid jungle in an effort to locate and rescue a group of journalists.Read More...