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June 2009

Special Feature

Military I/O Solutions Look Beyond 1553

Tried and true I/O schemes, such as MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429, remain popular for pure control applications. But they’re bandwidth-limited by today’s standards. A slew of mRead More...

High-Speed 1760 and FC-AE-1553 Pave Upgrade Path for 1553

Network interfaces for future “smart” weapons will need to support applications such as transfers of terrain maps, target templates, program files and digitized video for loRead More...

System Development

Shock and Vibe Testing Remains Critical for Military Systems

Designing for shock and vibration is as critical as any other design parameter to ensure performance. It is even more important for military applications because of high shock and vibraRead More...

Comparing NAVMAT Versus 6DOF for HALT/HASS Testing

Military system developers have warmed to the strategy of using advanced environment screening methods like highly accelerated life testing (HALT) and highly accelerated stress screeninRead More...

Tech Recon

Space-Qualified Boards and ICs Satisfy Rad Hard Needs

Electronic systems designed for space face unique requirements over and above those of any typical military application. Satellites designed for space missions, for example, have to endRead More...

Technology Focus

FPGA Boards Deliver DSP Muscle and I/O Flexibility

As FPGAs evolve to ever greater sophistication, complete systems can now be integrated into one or more FPGAs. Board-level product developers continue to ride that wave in two ways. On Read More...

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup

PMC Uses Virtex 5 FPGA for Speedy I/O Processing At one time FPGAs served merely as glue logic interfaces. Now they function as complete processing engines. Acromag’s PMC-VFX mRead More...