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December 2009

Special Feature

Common Computing Architecture Wins for UAV Programs

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the military has skyrocketed as UAVs have proventheir military worth in Afghanistan and Iraq. UAVs are credited with saving soldiers' livesRead More...

Small UAV Tap the Rich Variety of Embedded Options

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) were originally developed to take the soldier out of harm's way and have come a long way since the days of "large" surveillance drones like the Predator Read More...

Small UAVs Step up to Advanced Comms Capabilities

The brisk investment in UAV development and procurement continues across all branches of the DoD. And that situation isn't expected to change under the current Administration. In volumeRead More...

System Development

HALT/HASS Testing Goes Beyond the Norm

The increased focus on network-centric warfare in today's military operations has expanded the use of embedded systems in the deployment of mobile, mission-computing and high-performancRead More...

Tech Recon

Rugged Boards Push the Performance/Power Envelope

Compute-density has become the watchword in many segments of military system design. More and more programs are pushing for as much computer processing muscle as can possibility fit intRead More...

Technology Focus

XMC and PrXMC Roundup

Rugged 10 Gbit Ethernet XMC Sports Dual Front-Panel Interfaces The military has completely embraced Ethernet both as a network technology and as a fabric interconnect scheme. With thatRead More...

XMCs and PrXMCs Open Door to New Levels of Performance

Mezzanine cards have held an entrenched position in military embedded systems since the early days of SBCs and standard backplanes. They enable system developers to mix and match the fuRead More...