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November 2003

Hardware Assets

MCMs Navigate Through a Storm of IC Advances

In one form or another, multi-chip modules have been around for decades. No doubt they will continue to play vital roles decades from now—even in this era of monolithic systemRead More...

On the Softer Side

Heterogeneous: Next Watchword for RTOSes?

As embedded systems bulk up their software content and complexity and move toward distributed software environments, they’ll have to consider the concept of running different Read More...

Military APIs Present Complex Challenges

As software takes on an ever increasing scope of a system’s functionality, the role of APIs has shifted from mere convenience to a vital structure within any complex system. TRead More...

Applications Report for Power Management Duty

Whether they are fighting on the battlefield or defending the home front, today’s military and security personnel rely on a growing arsenal of intelligent, battery-powered devRead More...

Special Feature

RapidIO Expands Usage as System-Wide Control and Data Plane Interconnect

The RapidIO interconnect offers transaction support for a wide range of applications unified within a common peer-to-peer fabric architecture. The RapidIO interconnect currently offRead More...

InfiniBand Aims its Unique Gifts at Embedded Computing

Back when it was practically the only high-speed switched serial technology around, InfiniBand was envisioned as a fix for every data bottleneck in the computing industry. Today it&Read More...

Making Gigabit Ethernet Efficient in Fabric Computing

Today, multiple switched fabric alternatives are competing to become the future standard for data networks in high-performance multiprocessor computer systems, also known as fabric Read More...

Test and Screening

Finely Managed Air Cooling for Deployed Military Environments

The trend of escalating power consumption of both processors and infrastructure chips presents an increasing challenge for deploying high-performance processor systems in military eRead More...

Spray Cooling Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Employing effective thermal management techniques such as spray cooling is becoming a necessity in new small form-factor and power dense electronic architectures. Spray cooling can Read More...