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August 2007

COTS View

Modular Strategy Eases Airborne Motor Control Woes

Today’s manufacturers of manned and unmanned military aircraft are under pressure to achieve improved performance while at the same time lower operating costs. In those efforts, aRead More...

Special Feature

Rugged Box-Level Systems Move to Center Stage

A trend has been gathering momentum in the past couple years whereby traditional embedded board vendors are adding stand-alone rugged box-level systems to their military market offeringRead More...

Rugged Boxes Entrench into Military Embedded Computing

In an ideal marketplace, there is an exact fit between what customers want to buy and what manufacturers want to sell. That’s becoming increasingly the case in the military and aeRead More...

Application Needs Drive Rugged System Choices

Quickly deploying low-cost, state-of-the art technology remains a challenge for military system developers. Designers have found that most military applications can be solved using variRead More...

System Development

Space Systems Exploit the Commonality Benefits of Modular Computing

The ever-increasing demand for more powerful computing platforms with mission-critical capabilities for future space exploration is a recurring theme for many recently started space proRead More...

Tech Recon

Embedded Modules Wrestle with Cooling Challenges

Military vehicle system integrators continue to make use of embedded processors and other devices in order to increase processing capability and density for such applications as sensor Read More...

PC/104 Faces Unique Cooling Trade-offs and Challenges

The PC/104 form-factor is well entrenched as a solution for applications such as unmanned aircraft control, onboard vehicle control and navigation systems. According to the Electronics Read More...

Technology Focus

Ethernet Switch Boards Muster for Fabric and IP Duties

Long popular in military command and control systems, Ethernet is now gaining traction in numerous military applications. As a result, Ethernet switch boards are emerging as a critical Read More...

Ethernet Switch Boards Roundup

3U cPCI Card Brings Full Switch Management to Rugged Apps Embedded network switching applications including ground mobile, shipboard, airborne and homeland security all demand the righRead More...