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March 2008

Special Feature

Network Challenges Drive Form-Factor Choice

Today’s battlefield looks different than it did even a few short years ago, with the addition of military assets that include UAVs such as Global Hawk, Predator and Fire Scout (FiRead More...

VPX Delivers the Right Stuff for Mil Systems

With doubts of its acceptance in full retreat, the VPX rugged board architecture is poised to provide critical embedded system integrators a more capable module spec—one that enabRead More...

VME and its Follow-Ons Solve ELINT Problems

Converting the analog world to digital has been a driving force behind signal-intensive computing for decades. The real world is analog while computing, for the most part, is digital. MRead More...

VME, VXS and VPX Together Keep Performance and Legacy Aloft

At more than 25 years old and still going strong, VME is the solid bedrock of military electronic systems engineering. Military system designers find it dependable, but it is startiRead More...

System Development

DoD Groups and Specialist Firms Team to Tackle EOL Issues

The broad scope of obsolescence—referred to as Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) in military circles—shows no sign of going away any time soonRead More...

Tech Recon

Military Simulations Get Real

Military simulations today rely heavily on art-swaps or real-time substitutions of art assets. When you shoot a window, a script is run to display an animation showing the window breakiRead More...

Technology Focus

Ethernet Switch Boards Enter the 10 Gbit Era

Ethernet has become entrenched as a critical building block for a variety of military programs. Ethernet is being deployed in multilayer switches with dual IPv4 and IPv6 forwarding to sRead More...