Military Embedded Systems

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

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Radar/EW

XMC card doubles the span of memory lane - Product

June 01, 2010
As the years march on, memory shortcomings become increasingly prevalent in human beings.
Unmanned

Will the real automatic target tracker please stand up? - Product

June 01, 2010
Clutter might be a nuisance in the kitchen or conference room, but it's even more imperative to clean it up when we're talking about video imaging used for target tracking and detection. O
Comms

Bus analyzer GUI's got the look - Product

June 01, 2010
Face it. Looks do matter: not just on the runway or new car lot, but certainly also when it comes to pitting character-based bus analyzers against modern Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).
Comms

EMI won't blow a gasket - Product

June 01, 2010
Electromagnetic Interference or EMI (aka RFI or Radio Frequency Interference) can be annoying when it affects devices such as consumers' cell phones or televisions.
Comms

Virtex-6 FPGAs just got a whole lot easier - Product

June 01, 2010
The military embedded signal processing arena, like all embedded technologies, is constantly evolving. Of course, that's code for: "Companies have to spend a lot to keep up with the times."
Comms

Embedded Systems Conference portends COTS' future - Story

May 31, 2010
Military was a surprising market discussed at Embedded Systems Conference, but many companies talked about their defense plans and COTS trends to watch for.
Comms

Designers are demanding end-to-end sensor processing, right out of the box: An interview with Dipak Roy, Chairman of D-TA Systems - Story

May 25, 2010
Editor's Note: Sure, there are lots of signal processing, I/O, and FPGA co-processor boards on the market. And many of them are amazingly fast, sporting leading-edge performance and software. The trouble is, designers still need to design a system around these boards, which often come from disparate suppliers. I caught up with Dipak Roy, who has resurfaced with his new company, D-TA Systems. Edited excerpts follow.
Comms

GbE switch card aids soldiers and their networks - Product

May 19, 2010
Out in the harsh environmental terrain of Afghanistan, situational awareness is paramount to mission success and survival. One key enabler is network-centricity, allowing soldiers to receive strategic or protective orders from commanders and other personnel.
Comms

Adapters preserve the legacy display investment - Product

May 19, 2010
Sometimes the introduction and then proliferation of new technology wares yields angst for the budget-conscious consumer or DoD department heads looking to stretch defense dollars as far as they can.
Unmanned

FPGA starter kit provides the whole package - Product

May 19, 2010
FPGAs are prevalent in all sorts of military embedded applications and systems these days, and form factors such as AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA (collectively referred to as xTCA), and AdvancedMC (AMC) are increasingly following suit.
Avionics

Safety or security? An embedded wake-up call from Toyota's misfortunes - Story

April 26, 2010
First, a Camry allegedly "surged" sans any driver input. Then consumer complaints emerged concerning the Corolla, Prius, and even some Lexus models. All this makes one thing clear: Toyota?s drive-by-wire vehicles - and all automobiles - should be regarded as safety-critical systems, just as any Boeing 777 would be. And this fact deserves particular attention from embedded designers.
Radar/EW

Intel tries DSP again ... using a 'soft' approach - Story

February 15, 2010
Editor's note: The following ran in DSP-FPGA.com just prior to Intel's January onslaught of Core Technology processors at CES. With over 25 processors and chipsets on tap, COTS vendors have flooded the market with Core i7 and i5 boards that now do general purpose and signal processing in hardware.
Comms

Top technologies for the warfighter - Story

February 15, 2010
Our third-annual look at commercial technologies coming to a battlefield near you.
Radar/EW

C4ISR and the big picture - Story

December 15, 2009
Now that we have a digital battlefield, what do we do with all the data?
Comms

Cell phones: The next great software driver - Story

October 02, 2009
First PCs, then servers and later the Internet drove our fundamental digital technology. Now cell phones are at the heart of every technology company?s plans. Their features are coming to a battlefield near you.
Radar/EW

Throwing a Lasko around serial ports - Story

August 14, 2009
Freescale?s new MCU uses 10/100 Ethernet to replace the ever-present serial port.
Avionics

MIDs course correction: Intel buys Wind River - Story

June 17, 2009
As the PC market stagnates, Intel sets sail towards Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). I guess they think Wind River won?t blow them off course.
Avionics

Top 5 technologies for the warfighter - Story

May 16, 2009
SFFs ... multicore ... secure RTOSs: You probably could guess these would make our Top 5 warfighter technologies list. But some of the others just might surprise you.
Avionics

DO-254: The other safety-critical specification - Story

May 16, 2009
The FAA's RTCA/DO-178B guides designers in developing software certified for flight safety. Meanwhile, its companion hardware specification, RTCA/DO-254 "Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware," is just as integral. Editor Chris Ciufo shares some tips to ease DO-254 certification.
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