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July 2005

Hardware Assets

Military-Specific I/O Evolves in Two Directions

Military-specific I/O—most particularly military avionics—is evolving in two different directions at the same time. This is the result of two opposing pressures—a contRead More...

Ethernet Suits Up for Military Avionics Apps

The burdens placed upon those who develop avionic data transfer systems are intensifying because in many military aircraft designs, the number of data paths and the data rates are contiRead More...

On the Softer Side

Java Suits Military's Net-Centric Plans

The Java language has become entrenched as the preferred language for new software development in today’s military programs. Among the key motivations for the military’s intRead More...

Scoped Memory Scheme Empowers Real-Time Java

Given that the defense community spends over a billion dollars annually on the development and maintenance of real-time software, there has been a strong desire to apply the benefits ofRead More...

Technology Focus

VME SBC Boards– Have It Your Way

VITA—the VMEbus International Trade Association—is dedicated to promoting the VMEbus standard and enhancing it to keep pace with more modern technologies like switched fabriRead More...

VME SBC Boards Roundup

VME SBC Offers QUICC In VME single board computer (SBC) applications, it can be very important to have fast and efficient communications through a variety of protocols. The VSBC-68Read More...

Test and Screening

Thermal Issues Pose Challenges for Deployed Systems

In today’s harsh military environments, thermal design has become a critical development criterion for rugged tactical systems. Designers of deployed, rugged military embedded comRead More...

New Cooling Schemes Call for Early Design Decisions

When it comes to cooling, the military embedded computing business stands at a crossroads. On the one hand, advances in semiconductor technology are resulting in a demand for more powerRead More...

Heat Pipe Architecture Offers Flexible Thermal Control

It has been 40 years since George Grover, a Los Alamos engineer working on space nuclear-power-system cooling, verified his idea of a surface tension-driven heat transport system or &ldRead More...