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December 2011

Special Feature

Embedded Processing Brings More Functionality to Small UAVs

The electronics aboard Small UAVs—for flight control, mission control and communications—face some of the most rigorous size, weight and power restrictions. Selecting Read More...

System Development

VME and VPX Data Storage Solutions Face Airborne Challenges

The onslaught of digital devices—from mp3 players to phones to iPads—has created a huge commercial market for flash memory components. As a result, flash memory technology eRead More...

Tech Recon

Rugged Box System Technologies Confront I/O Challenges

Stand-alone rugged box-level systems have become a fixture in the military market. These complete system boxes often support standard form factor boards inside them. The problem is therRead More...

Radar Systems Boost Appetite for Faster I/O and DSP Processing

Today’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) subsystems are required to do more, faster, while ISR application developers are challenged to design sophisticated sysRead More...

Technology Focus

XMC and PrXMC Roundup

  XMC Module Serves Up Configurable FPGA, Digital I/O To address the need for low-cost configurable FPGA computing solutions, a series of new XMC-SLX mezzanine modules from AcromRead More...

XMCs and PrXMCs Bring Modularity into the Fabric Era Needs

XMCs are becoming entrenched as the natural successor to PMC as the leading mezzanine form factor in military applications. Meanwhile, fabric-based Processor XMCs allow military system Read More...