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March 2007

COTS View

Virtualized Strategy Smooths Military System Development

Over the past few decades, the number of lines of code in a typical military electronic system has increased a hundredfold. Take, for example, a 1960s-era jet fighter, which contained rRead More...

Special Feature

PC/104 and EPIC Advance into Serial Territory

PC/104—and its wider community of form-factors including PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, EPIC and EPIC Express—occupies a unique niche in embedded applications—such as aboard aiRead More...

System Development

RoHS Complicates Obsolescence Management, EOL

Component obsolescence, often referred to as Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Materials Shortages (DMSMS), can be tricky to manage. A growing infrastructure of companies and organiRead More...

Tech Recon

Bandwidth and Cost Drive ATCA/MicroTCA Fabric Choice

The demand for higher speed and more bandwidth seems unstoppable. The ongoing convergence of computing and communications fits perfectly into the U.S. Military’s goals of migratinRead More...

Point-to-Point Serial Interconnects Edge Out Switched Schemes

High-speed serial interconnect (HSSI) technology can fill several roles in military embedded systems: chip-to-chip, board-to-mezzanine, board-to-board and sensor-to-subsystem interconneRead More...

Technology Focus

FPDP and Serial FPDP Enlist for High Bandwidth Duties

The Front Panel Data Port (FPDP) interconnect standard has proven itself as an effective solution for high-throughput point-to-point data movement. It’s particularly useful in milRead More...

FPDP I&II and Serial FPDP Boards Roundup

Card Delivers 3.125 Gbits/s on Four Ports It’s not always possible to get data conversion gear close to where the analog data is acquired. Serial FPDP is rapidly becoming thRead More...

Ethernet Switch Boards Roundup

Layer 3 Gbit Ethernet Switch Rides 6U VME Applications including ground mobile, shipboard, airborne and homeland security all demand the right mix of networking functionality and phRead More...