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May 2010

Special Feature

Fresh Start and Net-Centric View Drive Vehicle Modernization

It’s taken some time, but the defense industry seems to be over the shock of life beyond the Army’s Future Combat Systems program. For over a decade FCS was an inherent partRead More...

System Development

Role of the Military Battery: Lightening the Load

There are a number of advantages to having a battery with a higher energy density—for the soldiers on the ground and the unmanned aerial vehicles overhead during any mission. HighRead More...

Tech Recon

ATCA Evolves its Niche in Mil/Aero Systems

In the past decade, open-standards solutions such as ATCA have moved from hypothetical to accepted options for mil/aero market segments. Making impressive inroads, modular technologies Read More...

Mission-Critical Apps Blend Benefits of ATCA and Service Availability

The increasing use of computer systems in the military and aerospace world and the escalating complexity of applications are placing new demands for continuous operation on next-generatRead More...

Deployable xTCA Platforms Fuel Net-Centric Application

Broad new military initiatives such as the U.S. Navy’s (CANES) Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Servers, Brigade Combat Team Modernization, (JTRS) Joint Tactical Radio Read More...

Technology Focus

FPGA Processing Boards Roundup

Virtex-5 FPGA PMC Aims at I/O Processing At one time FPGAs served merely as glue logic interfaces. Now they function as complete processing engines. Acromag’s PMC-VFX moduleRead More...

FPGA Boards Rev Up for Signal Processing Duties

Military applications like sonar, radar, SIGINT and software radio—all of which rely on heavy amounts of waveform processing—continue to leverage advances in FPGA technologyRead More...