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January 2006

Main Feature

Five Technologies Challenging the Military

The drive to maintain a technological edge is nothing new for U.S. Military; the pace of those efforts has ramped way up over the past several years. And it must in order to meet the DoRead More...

Quickly Configurable Systems Secure Their Place in Military Computing

“Adapt or die” can be used as an idiom for biology, but can be equally applicable in terms of advanced computing, especially in the fast-changing—and perilous—woRead More...

Switched Fabrics Challenge the Military and Vice Versa

Not too long ago in these pages we headlined an article, “Can Parallel-Bus Architectures Survive in the 21st Century?” The answer, we concluded, was a resounding yes. That oRead More...

UAV Control Systems Hunger for Compute Density

Among the most dynamic areas of military system development, UAV designs are hungry for high-density embedded computing and communications. That growing UAV demand is great news for venRead More...

Multicore Processors Empower Next-Gen Military Systems

A major shift is coming in the world of microprocessors that will help improve the performance of next-generation electronic defense systems: new architectures sporting multiple CPU corRead More...

Java Becomes Entrenched as Language of Choice

Recognized as a clean, well-defined language that incorporates the flexibility of C, the object-oriented structure of C++ and “write once, run anywhere” portability, Java haRead More...

System Development and Test

Loosely Coupled Scheme Eases Marriage of Graphics and Sensor Video

A blend of graphics and real-time video together are key elements of many military and C4ISR programs including naval consoles, rugged vehicles, UAV ground stations and airborne commandRead More...

Rugged Displays Suit Up for Challenging Environments

Designing military computing systems for field deployment within potentially harsh environments presents a number of challenges. Among those are high and low ambient temperatures, dust,Read More...

Tech Recon

Military Embedded Computer Market Fails to Reach 2004 Predictions

Each year, forecasting the market for embedded computers in the military and aerospace market becomes increasingly difficult. At about this time of year, the market usually looks rosy: Read More...

Technology Focus

PC/104 SBCs Soar in Small Spaces

With its blend of compact size and inherent ruggedness, PC/104 continues to gain fans in the military realm. Factors driving its acceptance are many. PC/104 fills a key niche in embeddeRead More...

PC/104 SBCs Roundup

1 GHz Eden-based Board Offers Upgrade Solution Choosing the SBC for a military design has long-term implications. Not only does the right level of cost and performance have to be cRead More...