Close Advertisement

November 2005

COTS View

Drifts and Calibration: Fine Tuning Data Acq

Long gone are the days when data acquisition involved a person manually monitoring and writing down the status of some process to be analyzed later. Today, complex processes require datRead More...

Extending the Life of Mission-Critical ICs

Military-grade systems pose significant product lifecycle challenges. Military electronic components are simply not used in the volumes that commercial components are used. Personal comRead More...

Hardware Assets

Sensors in the Military: From Battlefield to Barracks

As the data acquisition needs of today’s military expand, sensors are being used in a variety of new and different ways, especially to help improve performance and meet the goals Read More...

Acquiring Data Using New Sensor Technologies

Sensors are normally components of larger electronic subsystems, such as computer control and measurement systems. Analog sensors usually produce a voltage or current proportional to thRead More...

Data Converters and DSPs Getting Closer to Sensors

The data converters used in military applications, such as defense communications and radar systems, must operate at ever-increasing speeds and higher resolutions. As a result, the digiRead More...

On the Softer Side

MILS: High-Assurance Security at Affordable Costs

Over the past five years market forces have coalesced to support a dramatically simpler foundational architecture, called “MILS,” for building high-assurance systems that muRead More...

Ada 2005 Strengthens Ada's Safety-Critical Muscles

Certain kinds of applications leave no margin for error. Software that flies an aircraft or that controls a nuclear reactor must work correctly, or the results could be catastrophic; suRead More...

Special Feature

Flash Solid-State Disks Angle for Mass Storage Supremacy

If the dynamics in the flash memory chip market and the roadmaps of flash chip vendors are any guide, it looks like flash-based solid-state disks (F-SSDs) are poised to quell any argumeRead More...

Solid-State Flash Disks Migrate to Serial Interface Standards

With the ever-declining price of flash, storing the operating system (OS), application and data on reliable solid-state flash drives is becoming more viable as a data storage solution fRead More...

Technology Focus

Analyzer Tools Tame PCI Express Complexities

PCI Express certainly wasn’t the first switched fabric technology on the block, but as it moves onto servers and desktop PCs, it’s already becoming the most ubiquitous. And Read More...

PCI Express Analyzers Roundup

System Support Multiprotocol Bus Analysis Complex military systems often rely on numerous data bus and I/O interconnect technologies. An ability to analyze several such interfaces Read More...