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July 2009

Special Feature

Computing, Power and Networks Take Priority in Mil Vehicle Modernization

For several years now, any discussion about the future of military vehicles revolved around the Army’s massive Future Combat Systems program. All that officially changed late lastRead More...

MIL-STD 461E: A Key Standard for Vehicle-Based Computing

For the DoD, specifying a computer’s electromagnetic interference (EMI) and its electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an important judge on how well the computer will operate witRead More...

Case Study: 24 GHz Short-Range Radar Chip for Mil Vehicles

Military vehicles use radar sensors to enable features such as all-weather operations, weapons control, altimeter measurements, reconnaissance and navigation. In all of these applicatioRead More...

System Development

Ada Language Suits Real-Time Safety-Critical Needs

Developing real-time software for military systems is difficult. In such systems correctness means not only computing the right results but doing so within specified time intervals. WheRead More...

Tech Recon

Military Market Struggles with RoHS

In contrast to the military market, the general commercial electronics industry woke up on the morning of July 1, 2006 with little or no anxiety about the European Union’s RestricRead More...

Technology Focus

Systems Issues Drive VME, VXS and VPX SBC Trends

The military is hungry to put VPX to work in both new and legacy/upgrade programs. System developers are attracted to the increased potential bandwidth, level-2 maintenance features, I/Read More...

VPX, VXS and VME SBCs Roundup

VME SBC Boasts Latest Low-Power Core2 Duo Processor Perhaps the greatest triumph of VME is its capability to maintain backward compatibility while remaining suited to incorporating nRead More...