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January 2004

Hardware Assets

Flash Drives Zoom toward Rugged Storage Dominance

It’s no secret that the number of embedded computers used in military electronic systems continues to climb. And those computers are being tasked to crunch, process and collect Read More...

Flash Disks: Enabling Mission-Critical Systems

Hard drives are an inexpensive and high-capacity data storage media that do their job in a generally reliable fashion, with an average 2% failure rate, in systems that perform within Read More...

Flash Disk Reliability Begins at the IC Level

A prominent device physicist and designer of flash memory once described using flash for storage as “the task of making order out of chaos”. Designers of the flash managemRead More...

On the Softer Side

A Software Driven Approach to SDR Design

Software radio architectures have traditionally taken a hardware-oriented approach, driven by the signal processing capabilities of the underlying processing platform. SDR systems havRead More...

Will Software Radio Become Real - And When?

From the Editor's Files: SDR remains a hot topic within both the DoD and COTS community, for it offers the promise of software reconfigurability for users, and a Read More...

Technology Focus

Embedded Computers Score Solid Gainsin 2003, More of the Same in '04

Last year was pivotal for many companies participating in the military/COTS market. While the anticipated growth of some 15% to 18% was not achieved across the board, many major playRead More...

The Rain Has Ended: A look at the Dynamic Government Market

Expect more consolidation and some apparently strange marriages. Innovate or die. Three years from now our industry will be unrecognizable when compared to today. The rainRead More...

Test and Screening

Design Considerations in Building Shielded Enclosures

As electronic systems become more complex, the need to protect against unwanted electromagnetic interference (EMI) becomes more urgent. Components generating high amounts of electromaRead More...

Case Study: Taking a Chassis to the FCC B Standard

The challenges of packaging electronic hardware to ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) continue to increase. In the U.S. the governing standard for regulating the containmeRead More...