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February 2007

Special Feature

ATCA Shines as a Military Communications Solution

Military communication systems tasked to process wideband data have historically been designed from the ground up with custom non-standard chassis and custom circuit cards. The ATCA is Read More...

MicroTCA Weighs in as Choice for Demanding Defense Apps

The requirements of today’s military applications are often beyond the limits of traditional VME- or CompactPCI-based architectures. PICMG’s recent ratification of the MicroRead More...

System Development

Military Suppliers Confront the RoHS Challenge

Although the EU’s RoHS directive contains an exemption for electronics equipment used by the military, it’s well known that the exemption may be temporary. Even if military Read More...

The Challenges of RoHS Compliance and Testing

The electronics industry, including manufacturers of aerospace electronics systems and subsystems, has been scrambling to comply with the European Union’s Restriction of HazardousRead More...

Getting Ready for Round Two of RoHS

Newton’s Third Law of Motion tells us that “for every action there is an equal, but opposite, reaction.” What Newton didn’t tell us is that the reaction may Read More...

Tech Recon

GPUs, OpenGL Solve Human Interface Considerations in Rugged Displays

The job of a military graphics application developer is a particularly difficult one. The human eye is a hugely sensitive instrument: it has five million cones for well-lit conditRead More...

Technology Focus

Technology Focus: Data Acquisition Boards Roundup

Counter/Timer Card Targets Measurement Apps Timing and courting functions rank high as key functions of any data acquisition effort. Serving those needs, ACCES I/O Products provideRead More...

USB and FPGAs Revamp Data Acquisition

While advances in radar, sonar, SIGINT and broadband comms technology over the years have been no less than phenomenal, the role of the data acquisition subsystems at the heart of thoseRead More...