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May 2008

Hardware Assets

Predictability a Challenge in Net-Centric Warfighter Systems

Today’s network-centric military relies heavily on mobile ad-hoc networks. Net-centricity is a force multiplier that relies on adaptive communication technologies and dynamic netwRead More...

Special Feature

Stand-Alone Box Trend Broadens and Deepens

A couple years ago COTS Journal coined a new term to describe a trend steadily gaining steam for the past seven or so years. The term is “Stand-Alone Rugged Boxes” and it apRead More...

Pre-Tested Packaged Approach Speeds System Development

When a system integrator undertakes the challenge of building a new subsystem from the ground up, he or she faces a time-consuming, risky project that can typically involve from two to Read More...

System Development

Silver-Zinc Battery Tech Outshines Li-Ion on Safety Front

With over eleven million lithium-ion batteries recalled for product safety issues, portable device manufacturers recognize the pressing need for an intrinsically safe, high-performance Read More...

Tech Recon

Ethernet Poised to Become Unifying Fabric for Grid Computing

Boasting a mature set of features, low cost and sufficient performance, both 1 and 10 Gbit Ethernet are poised to become strong contenders for architecting current and next-generation NRead More...

Technology Focus

PC/104 and EPIC SBC Roundup

PCI-104 Celeron M Board Withstands HALT Considered more rigorous than many MIL-spec test standards, Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) is fast becoming the litmus test for fiRead More...

PC/104 Crowd Assimilates PCI Express into Its Camp

Military system developers’ affection for PC/104—and its wider community of form factors including PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, EPIC and EPIC Express—shows no sign of waning.Read More...