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June 2008

Special Feature

Ethernet Switch Boards Blend Network and Fabric Duties

Until recently, Ethernet’s main role was as a control plane solution. Now, thanks in part to the emergence of rugged 10 Gbit Ethernet products, Ethernet is now finally fast enoughRead More...

10 Gbit Ethernet Fuels Network-Centric VXS Systems

High-performance military embedded applications have pushed aside traditional bus architectures for switched fabric interconnects. All of the new form factors–VXS, VPX, XMC, ATCA Read More...

System Development

Fabric Test for Mil/Aero Systems: The Cost-Effective Way

Untitled Document VPX and VXS continue to gain acceptance among developers of military and aerospace systems. These VME follow-on architectures employ fabric schemes suchRead More...

Enhanced HALT Techniques Boost MTBF Prediction

There’s a commonly accepted notion that HALT and repetitive shock (RS) vibration cannot provide mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) values for electronics. Military and aerospace eleRead More...

Tech Recon

FPGAs Ignite Revolution in Military System Design

Gone are the days when system design meant integrating racks of boards or choosing a board set for a backplane-based solution. Today, as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) evolve toRead More...

FPGAs Ignite Revolution in Military System Design

Gone are the days when system design meant integrating racks of boards or choosing a board set for a backplane-based solution. Today, as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) evolve toRead More...

FPGA Trends Fuel Defense Design Organization Rethink

Untitled Document With the introduction of 40nm field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), the design domains of military electronics that can be addressed with programmableRead More...

Technology Focus

Rugged Displays Climb the Resolution and Reliability Curves

High-performance display systems–large and small–have become a critical part of military operations and training. As the U.S. Military moves toward network-centric operationRead More...

Thermal, Shock and Vibe Capabilities Drive Flat Panel Display Choice

Flat panel display systems offer many advantages for military applications. The technologies used in flat panel displays have advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several years. IRead More...