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December 2003

Hardware Assets

Update VME's Connector Controversy

There’s a battle brewing at the edge of your VME board where the I/O mates with the backplane. The three VME connectors—P0 to P2 that have to date served the industry wellRead More...

2eSST: Low-Cost Technology Enhancement for Military VMEbus Systems

For over two decades, VMEbus technology has provided designers of military systems with a robust platform, built around a standardized architecture, on which to base new system designRead More...

Special Feature

The Memory Inside: TigerSHARC Swallows Its DRAM

For years, DSP applications have relied on multiple processors working together to execute computationally intensive real-time mathematical functions. Whether the application involvedRead More...

Part II: Continuous Real-Time Signal Processing–Comparing TigerSHARC and PowerPC

Although often quoted, peak performance benchmarks are misleading when used to depict DSP performance. Any real-world view into DSP performance should center on sustained or continuouRead More...

Technology Focus

Processor PMCs Blaze Trail Toward Broad Acceptance

The embedded board business can lay claim to a strong tradition of spinning off subset standards from established standards drawn from within its own community. Along those lines, amoRead More...

ProcessorPMC Product Gallery

Dual PowerPC Card Provides Multiprocessing Solution Multiprocessing used to be strictly a system box-level concept. Processor PMCs enable developers to pack a lot more processingRead More...

Test and Screening

Antifuse FPGA Technology: Best Option for Satellite Applications

Recent years have seen a significant change in the satellite market. The accelerated build-out of core telecommunication networks that accompanied the Internet bubble of the mid-to-laRead More...

An Integrated Approach with COTS Creates Rad-Tolerant Single Board Computer for Space

Future space science missions and communication satellites will need high-performance processing on-board; down-linking data for terrestrial processing will become a thing of the pastRead More...

Can COTS Products Be Used in Radiation Environments?

COTS products can be used in mil/aero systems subjected to low radiation levels, those with maximum radiation shielding, in benign non-radiation environments, or in non-mission criticRead More...