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December 2007

Special Feature

High-Performance CPU Boards Strike a Tricky Balance of Tradeoffs

The future of embedded military multicomputing will be defined by several trends affecting developers and system integrators who work in applications such as airborne SIGINT and COMINT,Read More...

Compromise Has its Place in Military Board-Level Processing

In the world of military embedded computing, high performance—in terms of the ability to process the required amount of data in the shortest possible time—is a given. But raRead More...

Form-Factor Choices Expand for High-Density Computing

Defense electronics applications, especially those based on signal and image processing, are consistent in demanding ever increasing levels of processing density. The total processing rRead More...

System Development

Partitioning Rethink Enhances Military Power Designs

Designers of military embedded applications are generally slow to adopt new technology, opting for the tried and true. There are times, however, when a new approach offers such compelliRead More...

Modular Power Approach Melds Custom and Off-the-Shelf Benefits

Military, avionics and other high-reliability system designers are under continual pressure to reduce costs and development times. Off-the-shelf hardware can offer the latest technologyRead More...

Technology Focus

PC/104 and EPIC Sail Along the PC’s Wake

By leveraging the PC as its core foundation, PC/104—and its wider community of form-factors including PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, EPIC and EPIC Express—has been able to leverage aRead More...

PC/104 and EPIC SBCs Roundup

Celeron M PCI-104 Card Meets HALT Conditions Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) is fast becoming the litmus test for finding the potential weak links in a product design and tRead More...