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March 2006

Main Feature

Switched Fabric Schemes Enable Right-Sizing to an Application

Gone are the days when it was necessary to “shoehorn” a problem into the available solution. As embedded multicomputer signal processing systems have evolved, it’s Read More...

Fabrics Ease Their Way into Defense Apps

There’s no doubt that the board-level embedded computing community has excelled in its ability to develop and productize technologies critical to the military market—and Read More...

Switched Fabrics Play Well in Data-Centric Systems

Improving performance is a perennial system design goal for military system developers. When designing distributed systems with thousands of nodes that need to move a lot of data aroRead More...

ASI Makes a Compelling Choice as Military Embedded Fabric

There’s no doubt that today’s backplane interconnect for mil/aero embedded computing is typified by VME and CompactPCI as the primary interconnect, with various “apRead More...

Special Feature

JTRS Program Wrestles with IP and ITARS Conundrums

Charged with the goal of meeting diverse warfighter communications needs through software programmable radio technology, the DoD’s multi-services Joint Tactical Radio System (JRead More...

System Development and Test

Obsolescence Management Now Includes “Getting the Lead Out”

A growing infrastructure of companies and organizations are available to help military system designers cope with component obsolescence, often referred to as Diminishing ManufacturiRead More...

Seventh Annual Directory of End-of-Life Suppliers

Annual EOL Directory Please click below to view the directory in PDF format. Annual EOL Directory

Technology Focus

Processor PMCs Boost Performance, Flexibility in Mil Apps

Processor PMC technology has flourished in military applications for several years now, even before the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) defined the PrPMC format in VITA 32. Since tRead More...

Processor PMCs Roundup

PowerQUICC III Card Provides Protocol and Packet Processing Protocol and packet processing used to be strictly a system box-level concept. Processor PCI mezzanine cards (PrPMCRead More...