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As its name implies, articles in this section blend in-depth examinations of a key embedded computer or electronics technology trend and put it in context with the requirements of today's military system designs. This section is typically the cover story for the issue.

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Five Leading Processor Architectures for Defense

Multiple Factors Push Five Processor Architectures to the Lead

  We are now deep into the era where large amounts of system functionality of military systems are implemented as software running on single board computers or in box-levelRead More...

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Five Leading Processor Architectures for Defense

ARINC 818 Continues Success as Avionics Display Protocol

  ARINC 818, titled Avionics Digital Video Bus (ADVB), was released as a standard ten years ago and was introduced to the world through the article "ARINC 818 Becomes New ProtocolRead More...

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Embedded Solutions for Small UAVs

Small UAVs Bulk up Sensor and Processing Capabilities

  The flight control, mission control and communications gear aboard Small UAVs-face some of the most rigorous size, weight and power restrictions. Selecting the right embeddedRead More...

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Advances in Small Form Factor Box Systems

SFF Boxes Beef Up Their Processing and Functionality

  It's clear that small form factor rugged box have become a staple in today's military embedded computing market. On the standard-based side, only one of the three VITA specificationRead More...

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Advances in Small Form Factor Box Systems

Tradeoffs Drive Distributed vs. Consolidated Architecture Choice

  Thanks in large part to the ongoing miniaturization of technology, today's system designers have an increased ability to integrate more functionality into a single small-form factorRead More...

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Advances in Small Form Factor Box Systems

Leveraging MIL-STD-810 Takes More Than Meets the Eye

  The MIL-STD-810 standard continues to be a fixture in today's military system design realm. But understanding what the standard is almost as important as understanding what itRead More...

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Scaling Up Military Comms and Networking Systems

Network and Comms Advances Serve a Connected Military

  For more than a decade new the DoD has ramped up its efforts toward overhauling its networking and communications technology-advancing toward the goal of full interoperableRead More...

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Scaling Up Military Comms and Networking Systems

Internet Transport Protocols Contend for Military Interconnect Role

  Large ground-based systems such as phased-array radars, SDR, and satellite ground stations generate massive amounts of data processed in real time using multicomputers. WithRead More...

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Scaling Up Military Comms and Networking Systems

10/40 Gbit Ethernet Switching Poses Unique Board Design Hurdles

  In the key military fields of high end SIGINT, radar, EW, Search and Track applications defense budgets are constantly increasing. But the computing architectures for such systemsRead More...

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Cooling Options for Rugged Box Systems

Solutions and Standards Advance for Box-Level Cooling

  In part because military system developers are risk-adverse by nature, it's taken years for acceptance of any kind of cooling technique more exotic than clever heatsinkRead More...

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Cooling Options for Rugged Box Systems

Optimizing Thermal Controls in Pre-Validated Systems

  Pushing the environmental limits of performance is essentially the definition of mil-aero design. While box-level computing systems create an advantage with Size, Weight and PowerRead More...

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Linking Development- to Deployed- Systems

Barriers Fall Between Development and Deployed Systems

Now that defense budgets and schedules are both tighter than ever the stakes are raised for military system designers get from development phase to deployment phase as quickly and asRead More...

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HPEC Systems Leverage Data Center Computing

System and Software Technologies Lead HPEC Charge

The true definition of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) is still a bit up for grabs depending on who you talk to. But that hasn't stopped the interest level in HPEC amongRead More...

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HPEC Systems Leverage Data Center Computing

Applying HPEC and Deep Learning Tech to Defense Systems

Deep learning is an increasingly popular approach to processing very large data sets. Many high-visibility projects involved with image processing and data mining such as Google's Car,Read More...

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HPEC Systems Leverage Data Center Computing

WEB EXCLUSIVE: 3G-SDI’s Many Advantages Serve Defense Video/Display Needs

WEB EXCLUSIVE: This article was selected as a special web exclusive preceding its print debut. It will also appear in an upcoming print issue of COTS Journal. One of the most dauntingRead More...

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Connecting the Dots with 1553, Ethernet and More

Divergent Advantages of 1553 and Etherent form Fruitful Marriage

The expression "if it works don't fix it" seems to apply the MIL-STD-1553 bus interface more than any other technology used in the defense and avionics. With over three decades of useRead More...

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Connecting the Dots with 1553, Ethernet and More

Synthetic Instrumentation Aids Tactical Radio Testing – Part II

Part I of this article appeared in the May issue of COTS Journal. It explored the concept of SI, the levels of maintenance as known in the military applications and how theyRead More...

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