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February 2008

Special Feature

SDR: Is the Technology Catching Up to the Vision?

For quite a number of years, the vision of reconfigurable or software defined radios appeared to be just that—a vision. But now it seems that the technology is catching up with tRead More...

The Myths and Realities of Code Portability

Code portability, or code reuse, is a long-standing technique to reduce system development costs. It forms a key tenet of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and other transformationRead More...

System Development

PC/104 Tightens Ties Between Board and Box-Level Computing

The list of military programs using PC/104 in the airborne, marine, handheld and vehicular arenas continues to lengthen. Military system developers select PC/104—and its wider comRead More...

Tech Recon

Multicore Trend Enters New Phase

The military’s transition to the use of multicore processors in embedded systems is entering a new phase. It’s a phase where developers of military radars and SIGINT systemsRead More...

Multicore Gaming Tech Boosts Next-Gen Radar

Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been used for reconnaissance in environments where electro-optic and infrared technologies cannot be used such as during the night or when thRead More...

Technology Focus

FPDP and Serial FPDP Build on Their Success

The Front Panel Data Port (FPDP) and its newer counterpart Serial FPDP offer a simple, low-overhead interface scheme for high-bandwidth, point-to-point data transfers. Implemented with Read More...

FPDP and Serial FPDP Boards Roundup

Card Serves Up 24 sFPDP Channels per VME Slot Using FPGAs in conjunction with the Serial FPDP interconnect makes for a power combination. Such a solution has enormous benefits for rRead More...