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August 2009

Special Feature

Multi-Function Boards Revamp the Military I/O Landscape

Thanks to the magic of today’s level of semiconductor integration, multi-function board products have emerged enabling military system designers to blend a variety of I/O functionRead More...

Multipurpose SBCs Drive Wide Range of Battlefield Apps

New trends in processor chipsets and bus architectures are aligning to meet the increasing demand for small form factor multipurpose single board computers for use in rugged military apRead More...

Performance Demands Drive Multi-Function I/O Trade-offs

Over the last 20 years, military embedded systems developers have struggled to balance two trends: increased functionality vs. standard off-the-shelf products. As chip suppliers provideRead More...

System Development

USB and PCI Express Revolutionize Military Test

Fading fast are the days when complex military electronics systems required large racks of boards to implement test platforms for them. Advances in serial fabric interconnects and embedRead More...

Tech Recon

VITA Standard Boards Keep Tech Upgrade Path Alive

Among the reasons for VME’s soaring success in military systems is its unique ability to remain backward compatible and facilitate technology refresh in military programs. A new Read More...

VITA 42.6: Standardizing 10 Gbit Ethernet for XMC

High-performance applications such as radar, sonar and SIGINT are pushing current switching fabrics to the limit. Responding to this need, a task group led by AdvancedIO has developed VRead More...

Technology Focus

Small Form Factor Boards Roundup

Atom-Based SBC Uses SUMIT I/O Interface The SUMIT expansion interface reinvents stackable and mezzanine architectures by packing an enormous amount of data bandwidth and easy connectRead More...

Small Form Factor Boards Meet SWaP Challenges

Long gone now is the era when a military embedded computer by definition meant a rack of board-level systems. Now complete computing systems easily fit on the area of a napkin or even aRead More...