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January 2008

COTS View

Tech Advances Fuel Increasing DMSMS Challenges

For some time now, the U.S. Military has faced many of the constraints long familiar to commercial businesses including competition for scarce resources—in this case a share of thRead More...

Special Feature

Success in Reliability Test: Proper Use, Proper Gear

An essential part of the COTS movement is the shift in focus toward meeting requirements instead of following detailed military specifications. That opened the door for system developerRead More...

A Look Under the Hood of HALT and HASS

The Future Combat Systems (FCS) and Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Programs have set goals for reduced maintenance costs through high-reliability requirements and application of prognosticsRead More...

System Development

Serial RapidIO Embraces Role as System-Level Fabric

RapidIO technology has clearly become the dominant embedded interface technology in military and robust, high-performance embedded applications. For military applications where there&rsRead More...

COM Express Brings PCIe to the Small Form-Factor World

It doesn’t seem that long ago that a military embedded computer by definition meant a rack of board-level systems. Today, complete computing systems easily fit on the area of a poRead More...

Tech Recon

Military/Aerospace Market Continues Upbeat

The merchant market for military embedded-computer systems and subsystems grew at a rate of just over 8% to a total of about $1.24 billion for 2007. That’s a little better than 20Read More...

Technology Focus

Conduction-Cooled cPCI Hits Mark as System Success

Over the past several years, an expanding set of conduction-cooled CompactPCI boards has emerged, some even from outside the usual crowd of conduction-cooled board makers. With over sixRead More...

Conduction-Cooled cPCI Boards Roundup

SBC Series Boasts a Variety of I/O The 3U form-factor has become the CompactPCI flavor of choice for space-constrained applications. No other standard form-factor permits such higRead More...