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March 2010

Special Feature

Small Boards Serve Up Overlapping Innovations

Long gone are the days when small form factor boards were limited to a few types of standard form factors like PC/104. Today, while strategies vary among the various small embedded compRead More...

COM Express Enables Powerful Small Form Factor Designs

In today’s mil/aero industry, there has been a shift from customized, proprietary solutions to leveraging COTS building blocks in the deployment of mobile, mission-critical and hiRead More...

System Development

DoD and Specialist Firms Shift to Complete Lifecycle EOL Strategies

There's no sign that the ever-present burden of obsolescence-referred to as Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) in defense circles-is  going away any tRead More...

Tech Recon

VPX and VXS: System-Level Switched Fabric Strategies

Through evolutionary enhancements and technology developments, VME still serves as a dominant bus structure for high-performance, real-time embedded systems. When VME was first introducRead More...

OpenVPX Flourishes as it Readies for Prime Time

The goal of bringing together advanced switch fabric interconnects and all the features of a modern, rugged embedded computer architecture, is finally happening in the form of OpenVPX. Read More...

OpenVPX Re-Energizes Multi-Compute System Concepts

A growing number of applications require multiple processors for greater processing power or higher reliability. In order to solve complex problems in harsh environments, a system is geRead More...

Technology Focus

Switch Ethernet Stakes Claim as Embedded Interconnect

  Ethernet switch boards have won a place as a critical building block for a variety of military programs. Once used only as a pure networking solution for command and control sysRead More...

Ethernet Switch Boards 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. WithRead More...