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August 2006

Main Feature

High-Performance Ethernet Fabrics for Military Systems

It has for many years been a goal of system designers to use a single networking technology to fulfill all of the interface needs of high-performance military systems. The diverse interRead More...

Cost, Complexity Drive Ethernet Switching Layer Debate

Near-term advances in Ethernet switching technology will enable Ethernet to grab an ever-larger share of defense system data traffic. Rugged 3U and 6U Layer 3 Ethernet switches capable Read More...

System Development and Test

Bus and Fabric Analyzers Smooth Transition to New Interconnects

As the U.S. Military transitions itself into a Net-Centric organization, up goes the demand for faster, wider and deeper avenues for moving data. Whether it’s analog sensor procesRead More...

Tech Recon

Cooling Technologies Take Aim at Mil Systems

The more that defense engineers can insert the latest off-the-shelf commercial electronic technologies into their designs, the better it is for warfighters using those systems. MilitaryRead More...

Finely Managed Air Cools High-Performance Mil Systems

The trend of escalating power consumption of both processors and infrastructure chips presents an increasing challenge for deploying high-performance processor systems in military envirRead More...

Cooling Technology Enables Leading-Edge Commercial Platforms in Mil Systems

Over the last few years a new cooling technology has taken exceptional strides toward enabling the use of commercial off-the-shelf equipment in military systems. Until recently, most Read More...

Liquid Flow-Through Coldplate Passes Muster

As thermal trends in electronics point to increasing heat densities and heat loads, the importance of cooling grows. The difficulty of keeping devices such as processors below maximum oRead More...

Technology Focus

Conduction-Cooled 3U CompactPCI Flies High

The military started adopting CompactPCI in a big way not long ago. Demand for it continues to rise in a wide range of rugged, embedded applications including ground mobile, shipboard aRead More...

3U Conduction-Cooled cPCI Boards Roundup

SBC Targets Rugged Mil Apps The 3U form-factor has become the CompactPCI flavor of choice for space-constrained applications. No other standard form-factor permits such high levelRead More...