Military Embedded Systems E-letter - January 2016
E-letter January 2016
A Military, Rugged ecosystem for warfighters: performance, durability, and reliability.
By Technology Business Research Inc., Dell
A complete ecosystem of end-to-end ruggedized solutions.
Special Report
Next-gen military radar system design innovations
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
Gallium nitride (GaN) transmitters, radio frequency (RF) tiles, and solid-state modular 3-D radar are among the latest innovations in next-generation military radar systems to embrace commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components to reduce costs. Designers of these systems have also adopted modular design to streamline installation and maintenance.
SECTION: Field Intelligence
Designing COTS for data security
By Charlotte Adams, Abaco Systems
We hear daily of security breaches - including successful attacks on powerful U.S. agencies such as the IRS and on corporate networks - that expose public and private data. Attacks on military systems are even more predictable, but their compromise can put lives as well as data at risk. It could be argued that the military's reliance on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software make defense systems more susceptible to compromise from ... (continues)
SECTION: Mil Tech Trends
Countering "backdoor" threats with ADS-B and AIS-enhanced radar/video surveillance
By Andrew Haylett, Cambridge Pixel
A hybrid approach that brings together conventional radar systems with high-resolution video imaging sensors, radar, and video trackers - incorporating Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder technology to filter out authorized targets - can deliver the high-accuracy threat detection needed even in adverse climatic conditions and poor visibility.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
VNX: Extending VPX into small form factor systems
By Bill Ripley and Wayne McGee, Creative Electronics Systems, VITA Technologies
The VNX VITA 74 specification is substantially derived from the VPX and OpenVPX standards and adapts the technology to a smaller form factor. System designers looking to utilize the specification can gain from examining the evolution of VNX as well as observing the various Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) comparisons between VPX and VNX.
Quantum Leaps
Modern Embedded Systems Programming
North Atlantic Industries
500-Watt AC/DC Power Supply with Current Share – 56TS1
Model 5973-312 FlexorSet 4-Ch. 250 MHz A/D, 2-Ch. 800 MHz D/A, Virtex-7 FPGA - 3U VPX Board
North Atlantic Industries
Embedded I/O System - NIU1A Nano Interface Unit
Data Device Corporation
Low Cost, Hi-Rel Motion Control Solutions for Demanding Environments
TEWS Technologies
TEWS TECHNOLOGIES Adds New Dual Channel SFP+ 10 Gigabit
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XCalibur4643 is an Intel® Xeon® D Processor-Based 6U VPX Module with Quad 10GbE, Dual XMC/PMC Sites, and Onboard FPGA
Pico Electronics
Components for Mission Critical Devices
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Excalibur Systems
429 USB/Ethernet Products
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