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April 2006

Main Feature

PC/104 Keeps on Performing

The more deeply embedded the application, the more functionality is needed in a small space, along with long-term availability and high reliability. PC/104 is a technology that lends itRead More...

Enabling Ruggedized IP Networking in Net-Centric Operations

The military trend toward net-centric operations—linking field resources together using Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking—requires that ruggedized IP nodes and serversRead More...

Ruggedizing PC/104 Boards for Military Applications

Since its inception in 1991, PC/104 technology has been embraced by military systems engineers for a wide range of applications, from pilotless drones to missile launchers to military rRead More...

Program Briefing

Navy Fire Scout Lands Claim as Most Complex UAV in Development

For most air vehicles, first flight is typically the milestone that holds the greatest significance. Not so for the Navy’s Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical UnmanneRead More...

Special Section

MEECC 2006 Show Brings it All Together

Building on the resounding success of its inaugural event last year, the Military Embedded Electronics and Computing Conference (MEECC) show promises to again satisfy attendees hunger fRead More...

System Development and Test

DO-178B and the Common Criteria: Future Security Levels

Compliance with safety-critical requirements for software has become the foundation upon which compliance with security requirements is based. Development and certification of software Read More...

Leveraging Java to Achieve Component Reusability in Safety-Critical Systems

The existing DO-178B guidelines for certification of safety-critical avionics software require that all certification evidence applies to complete systems rather than to the individual Read More...

Tech Recon

Industry Execs Foresee Strong Future for VME

Celebrating its 25th birthday this year, VME has much to be proud of. No other bus architecture and form-factor in the history of embedded computing can boast the longevity achieved by Read More...

Technology Focus

PXI and VXI Put Military Systems to the Test

No complex military embedded systems, and aircraft in particular, can get through its development phase without bringing to bear heavy duty test and instrumentation equipment. Gone now Read More...

PXI and VXI Boards Roundup

DSP, FPGA, Large Memories Team for Fast Execution When the application requires the fast execution of demanding algorithms, often the best choice is to use the combination of a DSRead More...