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May 2009

Special Feature

Emerging CERT C Offers Security Assurance for Networked Mil Systems

During 2008 there was a great deal of positive talk about the emergence of a new breed of programming guidelines from the U.S. federally funded organization CERT. Languages such as C, CRead More...

System, Board and Panel Innovations Fuel Rugged Display Demands

Leveraging cutting-edge graphics chips developed for the demanding gaming market, military graphics subsystems are now able to offer complex video and graphics functionality in highly iRead More...

Case Study: Helicopter Cockpit Audio/Video System

Reducing Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) has become the mantra of a variety of today’s military design efforts. Such was the case when Orchid Technologies was selected to develop a Read More...

System Development

Serial ATA Stakes out Territory as Next-Gen Storage Interface

Over the past several years, serial interconnect schemes have been steadily pushing aside parallel buses, and that trend has impacted the memory and storage realm just as it has every oRead More...

Tech Recon

ATCA Finds Niche Where Military and Telco Needs Align

Similar to most commercial industries, the military is under constant pressure to keep costs contained, while preserving the highest levels of availability in its mission-critical systeRead More...

MicroTCA Gaining Ground in Military Applications

Deeply rooted in VME and CompactPCI platforms, military embedded design is undergoing a noticeable shift. Modern warfare initiatives are driving designers to find more bandwidth, while Read More...

Technology Focus

PCI Express Breathes New Life into the PC/104 Realm

Many military system designers select PC/104 because its ultra-small, 3.55-in. x 3.775-in. form factor enables an off-the-shelf solution for applications that may previously have been pRead More...

PCI/104-Express, PC/104 and EPIC SBCs Roundup

SBC Provides Right-Sized PC/104 Solution PC/104 has always shined in defense applications that need a modest amount of computer power. Adlink Technology has released the Ampro byRead More...