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April 2009

Hardware Assets

Display Subsystems Feed the Network-Centric Push

As the military migrates toward its goal of Network-Centric Operations, all the many end-nodes of the networked military–tanks, aircraft, ships and man-portable gear–will neRead More...

Special Feature

Stand-Alone Rugged Boxes Fine-Tune their Feature Sets

A trend has been building in the past couple of years where traditional embedded board vendors are adding stand-alone rugged box-level systems to their military market offerings. These Read More...

Caged Cards versus Rugged Box-Level Systems

Companies in the military and aerospace industries compete for business, but they are united in the goal of providing our warfighters the best possible advantage. In aircraft and vehiclRead More...

Stand-Alone Rugged Boxes Come into their Own

Technology developments that reduce complexity and enhance usability are always a welcome addition to military applications. That need is being fueled by the increasing availability of Read More...

Simultaneous Multiaxis Vibration Test: Vital for Rugged Box Systems

The words “simultaneous” and “multiaxis” are important when specifying a dynamic (vibration and shock) test for rugged box-level systems. The new Test Method 527Read More...

System Development

Multicore Solutions Target a Variety of Emerging Military Needs

Embedded developers in many arenas are constantly facing competitive pressure to provide more application features and improve performance capabilities. As a result, it’s becomeRead More...

Tech Recon

End-to-End UAV Messaging over Unreliable Data Links

In the complex software environments of both aircraft and ground station, many applications must communicate. Historically, developers built these as complex independent systems, connecRead More...

Technology Focus

Multicore Processor Boards Push the Compute-Density Envelope

Processor architectures sporting multiple CPU cores on the same device have moved swiftly from the exotic and into the mainstream desktop and sever realm. Gone now are the days when theRead More...

Multicore Boards Roundup

6U CompactPCI Boards Sport Quad Core Xeons The multicore trend has hit all levels of processor families, and the Xeon is no exception. Concurrent Technologies has released the PPRead More...