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May 2007

Special Feature

Multicore Processors Drive Next-Gen Defense Systems

In just the last 15 months, multicore processors have gone from being the new kid on the block in military systems to highly probable members of a commercial SBC’s component populRead More...

Riding the Next Wave of Embedded Multicore Processors

Why are multicore processors becoming pervasive, even in new embedded military system designs? The short answer is a need for more and more performance. But many wonder why chip manuRead More...

Dual Cores Advance Small Form-Factor Options for Military

Military systems operate in some of the most sensitive and critical computing environments, such as control systems for weapons, satellite navigation, radar systems for aircraft and shiRead More...

Multicomputer Programming, Cell BE Processor Boost Signal Processing

Many defense electronics systems require the support of certain types of computationally intensive signal processing for operations, such as beamforming. Beamforming is a signal processRead More...

System Development

IEEE 1588 Keeps Military Packet Networks in Synch

For decades, while many of the military’s electronic systems have migrated to IP networks as the preferred way to exchange data, one key system has not: the distribution of timekeRead More...

Tech Recon

Bandwidth Drives Sensor Net and Image Processing UAV Payload Designs

As UAVs bulk up their sensor counts and processing payloads, the pressure is on to keep the data that’s acquired and processed moving inside the system between nodes. That’sRead More...

UAV Signal Processing Payloads Push Compute Density Curves

The signal processing aspects of UAV payloads—radar, signal intelligence (SIGINT) and communications intelligence (COMINT)—perhaps more than any segment of UAV design—Read More...

Technology Focus

MIL-STD-1553 Keeps Aloft Even as Alternatives Emerge

With over three decades now under its belt, the venerable MIL-STD-1553 bus still ranks as the dominant, internationally accepted data bus standard for many military platforms. While it&Read More...

1553 Boards Roundup

Pair of 1553 Chips Ready for Rad-Hard Duty The fact that the 1553 bus is popular in space-bound systems is testament to its reliability. Chips implementing the bus need to meet thRead More...