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July 2006

COTS View

Software Modernization Is Key to Controlling Costs, Complexity

The ongoing rapid evolution of hardware capabilities and capacities presents a double-edged sword for mission-critical applications. Hardware advancements boost functionality and perforRead More...

Main Feature

Adapting Ethernet for the Battlespace

The growing interest in Ethernet for military applications has been driven by this networking technology’s commercial success. Such ubiquity has resulted in readily available COTSRead More...

Defense Platforms Get Ready for IPv4/v6

Networks based on the Internet Protocol (IP) are already commonplace in both commercial and military enterprises where they help to enable seamless interoperability and communication amRead More...

System Development and Test

Military Simulation Rides Wave of Gaming Graphics Innovations

The link between graphics in military simulation applications and commercial/consumer gaming technologies and applications goes back many decades. The most significant breakthrough in tRead More...

Tech Recon

FPGA-Based SDR Platforms Ease Military Comms Challenges

Few technology areas can claim as strong a synergy across the commercial and defense marketplaces as software defined radio. Military communication providers are reaping the benefits ofRead More...

FPGAs Edge Out GPPs for Advanced Signal Processing Apps

Signal processing systems today use FPGA-based processors to perform processing at higher densities than is possible with general-purpose processors. The use of the same tools and technRead More...

Technology Focus

VME SBCs Roundup

PowerPC Board Features Hot Swap Storage VME SBCs tend to get designed in for a long life cycle in military applications. But chances are good that its data storage will have to bRead More...

Multicore and Fabric Trends Invigorate VME SBCs

If you asked anyone present 25 years ago on that historic fall day in New York City, when VME was introduced to the U.S. market, where VME would be a quarter-century later, I doubt any Read More...