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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

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...

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...

Technology Focus

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...

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...