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October 2009

Special Feature

Small Form Factor Realm Churns out Boards and Standards

Small embedded computers—in both standard and non-standard form factors—are in high demand for military applications that are extremely space- or weight-constrained or whereRead More...

SUMIT Interconnect Spec Revamps Small Form Factor Landscape

Designers of high-performance embedded systems need to incorporate growing numbers and types of I/O in smaller and smaller off-the-shelf and semi-custom boards, while keeping their desiRead More...

System Development

1U Rackmount Boards Serve Up a Diverse Array of Solutions

1U Blade Server computing solutions and other 1U rackmount boards are rapidly finding a niche in a variety of military applications such as SATCOM-On-the-Move systems. Now that completeRead More...

1U Rackmount Servers Feed High-Density Computing Needs

Government organizations deploy a vast array of servers for mission-critical applications in a wide variety of networks—including enterprise computing, field operations, command aRead More...

Tech Recon

AMCs Expand MicroTCA's Military Potential

Modern warfare systems must expertly blend issues of ruggedness, flexibility, mobility and high-end processing with the need for standards-based solutions that can be developed and deplRead More...

MicroTCA Connectors Tested Extreme Conditions

MicroTCA connectors are extremely robust and therefore suitable for use in applications beyond telecommunications. In every situation, the connectors have to guarantee secure connectionRead More...

Technology Focus

PXI, VXI and LXI Boards Each Find Their Instrumentation Strengths

At one time, it took a whole rack of test gear to implement military and aerospace test systems. Now that same functionality can be built using standards-based instrumentation and embedRead More...

PXI, VXI and LXI Boards Roundup

16-bit PXI Digitizers Boast up to 40 MS/s Sampling High-channel count and simultaneous sampling are the watchwords for a variety of military test applications. Feeding those needs, ARead More...