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October 2008

Special Feature

The Military Embedded Market from Bottom to Top

If there’s one thing certain these days about the Defense market it’s that there’s a lot of uncertainty. Evidence is mounting that the overall DoD budget will shrink iRead More...

VME and cPCI Maintain Tight Grip on Mil Embedded Market

The market for military embedded computer boards and systems today is both healthy and growing. VDC Research Group has been covering the embedded systems market for over twenty years, iRead More...

Unmanned Systems Face a Changing Market

The future of unmanned systems is here and the market is rapidly changing. The last year has seen the largest influx of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs),Read More...

Opportunities Abound in the Defense Electronics Markets

In the past ten years, manufacturing and markets have changed to the point where the term COTS has moved from a catch phrase to an accepted part of the military electronics market. HoweRead More...

System Development

FPGA Computing Solutions Help Radar Systems Keep Pace

Modern radar systems are operating over an ever increasing frequency range. Advances in analog conversion technology–both A/D and D/A converters–have lead to systems becominRead More...

Tech Recon

Small UAV Payloads Wrestle with SWaP Challenges

All branches of the DoD are investing heavily in UAV development and procurement. Within the Small UAV segment of that market the variety of platforms and volume of systems scheduled foRead More...

Fabric-Based Strategy Doubles Up on UAV Payload Functions

In recent years, the aerospace industry, particularly in the military market, has seen the proliferation of UAV in a variety of end-use applications. The applications now include everytRead More...

Minimizing UAV Payloads with Ultra-Compact Computing

New generations of defense imaging systems, using sophisticated sensor technologies, generate invaluable information for modern warfare. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) and laser radar (LADRead More...

Technology Focus

Data Acq Boards Ride the USB and FPGA Waves

The role of the data acquisition subsystems at the heart of military applications–like radar, sonar, SIGINT and broadband comms–remains the same. They still capture, digitizRead More...

Data Acquisition Boards Roundup

USB Analog Input Modules Are Software Selectable USB has earned its way into the mindshare of military data acquisition system designers. ACCES I/O’s latest offering in theRead More...