Military Embedded Systems

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Military Embedded Systems

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Comms

Harsh-duty touch sensor conditioner for battery apps - Product

May 24, 2011
The human-machine interface in defense apps is critically important - especially when it comes to pushing buttons or scrolling pages.
Comms

RTI bonds DDS with government researchers, on the cheap - Product

May 24, 2011
The publish-subscribe Data Distribution Service (DDS) continues inroads into DoD distributed networks because of easy data and message passing between nodes.
Radar/EW

Among a chassis' biggest fans - Product

May 24, 2011
We've got high-performance CPUs mixed up with barn-burning GPUs next to screaming 1 GbE controllers.
Unmanned

Video surveillance chipset does reality TV in HD - Product

May 24, 2011
So your iPhone 4 records in HD at 720p. So does the Cisco Flip camera (which, by the way, just went obsolete as we went to press).
Avionics

Better bus licenses - Product

May 24, 2011
Even the newest, freshest military platform retains legacy interfaces such as MIL-STD-1553 or ARINC 429.
Comms

Navy's NMCI network speeds warfighter's chance to get inside the adversary's OODA loop: An exclusive interview with HP's Bill Toti, - Story

April 29, 2011
In this interview with Bill Toti, Strategic VP at HP and U.S. Navy Los Angeles class sub driver, he brings us up-to-speed on how NMCI is the world's second biggest network (behind the Internet), how it's secured and hardened from predators, and how it forms an integral backbone to help defeat America?s adversaries. (Edited excerpts follow.)
Radar/EW

Xilinx becomes master of their own domain; App Store to follow - Story

April 29, 2011
Throughout 2011 Xilinx has been furiously announcing new targeted design platforms, tools, and high-density stacked chips. They've also not squelched rumors that they'll get into the SoC/ASSP business if the volume is right. I pulled aside their chief marketing guru Brent Przybus at a Xilinx press event where he casually provided the following information. Edited excerpts follow.
Comms

Big bucks for better batteries sure to power future mil systems - Story

April 25, 2011
There's a lot of energy being put into battery research, and the defense world is benefiting big-time from civilian research.
Comms

COTS means Competition, and that's good - Story

April 11, 2011
From MIL-SPEC ICs to future RECON Android apps, COTS competition is helping to ensure that the only constant is change ... for the better.
Comms

MC4 telemedicine brings e-Health to the battlefield:Interview with Army Lieutenant Colonel William Geesey, product manager, MC4 - Story

April 11, 2011
Editor's Note: Battlefield medicine has come a long, long way since the Civil War, and advanced many clicks beyond what was commonplace only 10 years ago in OIF. The U.S. Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care is integrating and deploying the best COTS technology available to further soldiers. I spoke with Lieutenant Colonel William Geesey, product manager and visionary?for MC4. Edited excerpts follow.?
Unmanned

Autonomous ISR software reduces operator workload - An interview with executives from Kitware - Story

April 11, 2011
European citizens are familiar with the ubiquity of cameras everywhere, monitoring high-traffic public places and roadways. In most cases, video feeds back to operations centers where operators look for specific events. On today's digital battlefield, ISR sensor data and video from UAS platforms, satellites, aircraft, and ground forces. I sat down with executives from Kitware to learn about leading-edge autonomous software aiding in these missions. Edited excerpts follow.?
Comms

Increasingly complex system designs need simulation, code generation tools - Interview with Dr. Jon Friedman, MathWorks - Story

April 11, 2011
I think automatic code generation, test vector generation, or property proving aren't about taking the human out of that process. They're about adding tools to the engineer's quiver.?So said our interviewee, Jon Friedman from MathWorks. In this exclusive interview, Friedman gives a?firsthand education in Model-Based Design and why it's becoming essential in air- and spacecraft systems. Edited excerpts follow.
Radar/EW

Increased performance without all that nasty power - Product

March 29, 2011
Remember when Motorola/Freescale rocked our military worlds with the PowerPC and AltiVec? Yeah, we kinda remember that, too.
Radar/EW

Double-wide AMC plus double cores completes MicroTCA equation - Product

March 29, 2011
Crunching math and computing algorithms forms the basis of many C4ISR applications. T
Comms

Rugged digital touch screens, from 10 to 19 inches - Product

March 29, 2011
We doubt that VIA, the number three x86 processor vendor, set out to supply rugged LCDs to the military.
Comms

COM Express SBC tucks neatly into rugged shoeboxes - Product

March 29, 2011
The trend in many military systems is a purpose-built box that fits the required space and I/O ports.
Comms

Companies show initiative when it comes to Android - Product

March 29, 2011
You can't go anywhere these days without seeing someone whip out their smartphone to look up a restaurant, or to Google the answer to some question that arose during dinner with friends. And the military might not be far behind in adopting smartphones or tablets featuring Android.
Comms

VPX router gets dolled up for FIPS crypto cert - Product

March 29, 2011
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's VPX3-685 secure router is undergoing FIPS 140-2 Level 2 cryptographic validation at NIST under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).
Comms

Android developers benefit from safe RTOS PikeOS - Product

March 29, 2011
SYSGO developers have decided to toss Android developers a lifeline by letting it run as a guest OS in version 3.2 of PikeOS.
Comms

VMware-certified AdvancedTCA node board - Product

March 29, 2011
AdvancedTCA is making inroads into moderate environment deployed military racks. The promise of exceptional horsepower and scads of I/O in a small 1U-sized space makes the interoperable PICMG 3.0 (AdvancedTCA, Option 9) standard quite appealing.
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