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April 2007

Special Feature

Hurdles Behind it, VPX Hits Its Stride

There’s a healthy irony in the fact that this, the year following VME’s 25th anniversary, is settling in to be the “Year of VPX.” It’s ironic because VPX iRead More...

Choices for Mil/Aero System Designs: VXS vs. VPX

The most basic and standard backplane configurations of VXS (VITA 41) and VPX (VITA 46) can seem a world apart. But in some designs it begins to be difficult to see the differences in pRead More...

VXS and VPX REDI Pave Road to Next-Generation VME

There’s no question that the VME market is still strong, with a robust ecosystem, and remains the leading form-factor in shipment revenue. For the system developer who is looking Read More...

System Development

Information Assurance Takes Center Stage in RTOS Realm

There is a growing need for multilevel secure systems in a range of aerospace and defense applications—particularly those that must be built with a high assurance of controlled seRead More...

Tech Recon

Reconfigurable Approach Wins for Adaptive Beamforming

Advances in signal processing hardware are enabling the use of smart antennas and digital beamforming in communication systems for better reception and more users in the same amount of Read More...

Defense Systems Make the “SWAP” to FPGAs on PCI-104

Small form-factor signal processing solutions are becoming critical to the success of defense development efforts. Applications such as sensors and communications for Unmanned Aerial VeRead More...

FPGAs for Stream Processing: A Natural Choice

Many military and aerospace applications require high-performance processing of incoming signal or image data streams. This I/O “stream processing” often includes filtering,Read More...

FPGAs Take Aim at Military SWAP Challenges

The military community is transforming the battlefield of the 21st century around network-centric warfare. From satellite to soldier, system size, weight and power (SWAP) are critical. Read More...

Technology Focus

Military Test Systems Take Flight on PXI, VXI and LXI Boards

As military systems become increasingly sophisticated and complex, their successful development depends even more on powerful test and instrumentation equipment. Just as the designers oRead More...

PXI, VXI and LXI Boards Roundup

PXI Digitizer Card Does 130 Msamples/s Modular test architectures such as PXI let military system designers create synthetic instrumentation systems that can replace a hosRead More...