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Deploying ruggedized platforms for unmanned vehicles - Story

June 20, 2011
COTS-based technologies and associated thermal management wares are helping to arm modern UAVs/UASs with built-in harsh environment survivability and reliability, in addition to facilitating effective implementation of video and storage needs.

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

The future of rugged COTS: A 30-supplier OpenVPX ecosystem supports VPX-based systems - Story

October 06, 2010
A plethora of VPX (VITA 46) specifications prompted the need to develop a framework for system-level interoperability. Hence, OpenVPX interoperability is now in place, and its ecosystem is already maturing with products such as test backplanes, test equipment, and much more. With an experienced group of suppliers offering a variety of OpenVPX compliant technologies, the question is not if a military system designer will initiate a VPX-based application, but when.

Open architecture COTS form factors: The optimal approach for UAV/UAS applications - Story

August 26, 2010
A broad range of embedded computing form factor options matches diverse airframe size and mission requirements for today?s UAVs and UASs.

3U OpenVPX GbE switch - Product

July 26, 2010
The verdict's in, folks: Ethernet is the winner. So it's no wonder that more defense systems than ever use Ethernet as the high-speed conduit on- and off-board. Kontron's Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 performs enterprise-class switching functionality on 28 ports.

In the cage with 800-lb gorillas: How to compete or compute - Story

September 24, 2009
In an arena dominated by industry heavyweights Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, Kontron is still coming out slugging, according to Thomas Sparrvik, vice chairman of Kontron AG and CEO of Kontron America and Asia-Pacific. But how? Our recent Q&A reveals the key strategies: worldwide R&D; an affinity for VPX, SWaP, and the Atom; and an 800-strong engineering staff. Edited excerpts follow.

MicroTCA's role expands in modern battlefields - Story

March 20, 2009
Even against military embedded mainstays CompactPCI and VME and the up-and-coming VPX, MicroTCA is proving itself a powerful design option in harsh environments with: high bandwidth in a small form factor and proven ruggedness, multicore support, and high availability. Additionally, standards development is fueling MicroTCA's rapid movement as a military design choice from command centers to shelters to the battlefield.