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July 2008

COTS View

Ensuring Reliability in Spite of RoHS and WEEE

Now that the European Union’s RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives are in place, it’s vital to understaRead More...

Special Feature

Rugged Computing Takes Center Stage in Military Vehicles

For both next-generation and Current Force military vehicles, the pressure is on to find ways to meet the trickier cooling, shock and vibration problems that emerge when more computing Read More...

Military Vehicles Present New Power Challenges

Next-generation military vehicles will be providing unprecedented levels of export power and standardization. Conventional design techniques will come up short in terms of power densityRead More...

System Development

Real-Time Concurrent Issues Drive Ada versus Java Choice

Choosing a programming language for a military system project is a major decision, affecting all phases of software development. For several reasons the language’s role is especiaRead More...

Gap Analysis Strengthens Link Between Requirements and Verification

Gap Analysis is a technique regularly used in business to ascertain the maturity of working processes and to identify areas for improvement. One area that is regularly flagged by gap anRead More...

Tech Recon

Tunable Filters Enable Next-Gen Military Radios

The ambitious goals set by the DoD for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program have driven major radio prime contractors and their subcontractors to develop higher performance suRead More...

Technology Focus

VME, VXS and VPX Keep Pace Evolving Military Needs

At over a quarter century old and still going strong, VME is still the dependable choice for military system designers. But its dominance is starting to wane as competing technologies tRead More...

VPX, VXS and VME SBC Roundup

6U VME SBC Targets New and Legacy Systems One of the key strengths of VME–and reasons why the military so embraced it–is its ability to maintain backward compatibilitRead More...