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April 2008

Special Feature

Payloads Empower Autonomy Trend for Large UAVs

Late last month the Global Hawk made history when an RQ-4 version of the UAV completed a flight of 33.1 hours at altitudes up to 60,000 feet, setting an endurance record for a full-scalRead More...

System Development

FPGA Advances Ignite Signal Processing Rethink

FPGAs have long enjoyed a prominent place in embedded systems. Their flexibility and computational performance per watt make them an attractive choice for systems with tough size, weighRead More...

MPPA Strategy Puts DSP/FPGA Dominance in Check

High-performance, real-time embedded applications are characterized by complex algorithms that must process, deterministically, a large amount of data within a given time interval. AdvaRead More...

Tech Recon

ATCA Meets Needs of Mission-Critical Designs

Many military and avionics communications systems are switching to IP-based networking for their framework. This has opened a new opportunity for design teams to speed development and dRead More...

ATCA Carves Out Niche in Mil Applications

ATCA has become a preferred form factor for certain types of military and aerospace applications, despite its origins as a telecommunications architecture. ATCA and its smaller cousin MRead More...

Technology Focus

MIL-STD-1553 Joins the Multi-Function Board Trend

While still an avionics bus at heart, the MIL-STD-1553 bus continues to play a role in a wide variety of systems such as tanks, ships, missiles and satellites. The B-2 Spirit Bomber&rsqRead More...

1553 Boards Roundup

cPCI Card Aims at 1553 Test and Measurement 1553 has found its way onto just about every major embedded board form factor used in the military and avionics applications. For it pRead More...