Military Embedded Systems

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

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Comms

National's new DAC: Bit on bits, low on power - Product

March 29, 2011
A DAC's a DAC, right? Well, maybe not. National Semiconductor's latest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter, the DAC161S055, has some interesting features up its sleeve, er, SPI.
Radar/EW

2011: Top technologies for the warfighter - Story

February 17, 2011
Chris chronicles his predictions for the "must-have" technologies that will equip the mil tech of tomorrow.
Comms

"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost." Forget about shoes; warfighters need portable power - Story

February 17, 2011
Chris expresses his concerns over the inefficiency of portable power systems in real-time situations and the need for battery overhaul.
Comms

JTRS-developed PMC speeds implementation - Product

February 04, 2011
Having been tried, tested, and proven to cut JTRS SDR waveform development time, 4DSP Inc.'s AD350 PMC expansion card is vended publicly these days.
Avionics

Legacy x86 code reaches modern standards - Product

February 04, 2011
As new certification standards arise in the avionics, industrial control, and other industries, legacy x86 applications are required to recertify.
Comms

New PMC is out of this world - Product

February 04, 2011
Space missions aren't conducted merely for entertainment. Rather, reliable information gathering and transmission are the focus, and Aitech's S750 rad-hard Layer 2 GbE switch PCI PMC paves the way for smooth data transfer in space.
Unmanned

Chip Scale Atomic Clock gives quartz oscillators the boot - Product

February 04, 2011
Attention all quartz-based oscillators: There's a new oscillator in town, boasting the accuracy, SWaP, and reduced power consumption of atomic clock technology.
Radar/EW

Module wins the SDR development battle - Product

February 04, 2011
SDR development isn't a task for the faint of heart. The good news, though, is that Pentek's Model 71690 L-Band RF tuner/digital digitizer module is streamlining the L-band SDR development platform proposition.
Radar/EW

Build your own system? Wait - it's already done - Product

February 04, 2011
Rather than face the rigors of component selection, design, test, and qualification when building a system from the ground up, there's another way: GE Intelligent Platforms' CRS-C2P-3CC1 and CRS-C3P-3CB1 off-the-shelf rugged systems are application-ready.
Comms

PDA gives smartphones a run for their money - Product

February 04, 2011
While smartphones are all the rage in the consumer arena, mobile PDAs are extremely popular on the battlefield. Handheld US is stepping into the picture with its Nautiz X3 ruggedized PDA, which measures 150 x 67 x 23 mm and tips the scale at less than 260 grams.
Comms

Use 15 boards or one IC? - Product

February 04, 2011
Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) reduction is imperative on the military scene, and National Semiconductor's Analog Front-End (AFE) Integrated Circuits (ICs) are helping.
Radar/EW

Too cool - Story

December 14, 2010
New patent-pending CoolWall chassis sandwiches alloys and takes the heat beyond the competition.
Radar/EW

A quiet revolution against RTL - Xilinx DSP kits develop into more than reference designs - Story

December 09, 2010
Three new FPGA targeted design kits will speed DSP design time, but they might also usher in a new era of anti-RTL sentiment. Thank heavens!
Radar/EW

VITA 65 in record time - Interview with Dr. Ian Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Computing Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Story

December 09, 2010
Editor's Note: Gone are the days when a VITA spec takes years to become a reality. The following interview is a behind-the-scenes look at why OpenVPX was born and how it achieved rapid ANSI approval. Editor Chris Ciufo interviewed Ian Dunn shortly after ANSI blessed the spec. Edited excerpts follow.
Comms

More light - without the extra light - Product

December 07, 2010
Like sensor/weapon controls operators don't already have enough on their mind - and they also have to remember to bring that extra flashlight so they can use their systems'; consoles once nighttime arrives or a room darkens.
Comms

Catch some rays - but don-t lose your memory - Product

December 07, 2010
When planning for application and system security, military embedded systems designers have to think out of the box about what will go in the box.
Radar/EW

This board's not so hot - Product

December 07, 2010
When dealing with challenging thermal management issues, many technicians would undoubtedly like to change the axiom "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" to "If you can't stand the heat, get out of my system!"
Comms

PC/104 saves the day, melds a trio - Product

December 07, 2010
Sundance is well-known for its high-performance signal processing wares and beefy algorithms, and its tools are an industry standard.
Comms

Datacryptor's security stays with the times - Product

October 25, 2010
To stay relevant, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created and adjusted U.S. security policies for cryptographic modules.
Comms

Graphical software tool speaks the developer's language - Product

October 25, 2010
Learning a new language is a difficult, time-consuming, tedious endeavor, whether we're talking about Russian or a new software programming language.
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