Military Embedded Systems E-letter - September 2015
E-letter September 2015
Future-proofing VME - Flexible tech refresh options keep VME strong for defense systems
By Kontron
VME enabling real-time command and control and securing critical infrastructure systems and applications.
SECTION: Defense Tech Wire
C4ISR funding a bright spot in military electronics market
By John McHale, Editorial Director
The President's Department of Defense (DoD) budget request for fiscal year 2016 saw an increase in overall funding over previous years that had seen reductions from sequestration and changing political priorities. The question is whether the current increase means more opportunities for electronics suppliers.
SECTION: Mil Tech Trends
Test and measurement tackling demand for higher frequencies and wider bandwidth
By Mariana Iriarte, Associate Editor
Just as software-defined radios (SDRs), signals-intelligence systems, radars, and sonars are challenged by reduced size, weight, and power constraints, so are the test and measurement systems used to ensure their effectiveness.
SECTION: University update
On DARPA's cybersecurity radar: Algorithmic and side-channel attacks
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working with university researchers to prepare now for next-gen cyberattacks in the form of "algorithmic complexity attacks," which are nearly impossible to detect with today's technology (and the kind most likely to be attempted by nation-states), as well as side-channel attacks, a.k.a. "spy-in-the-sandbox attacks."
Special Report
U.S. Navy's electronic warfare modernization effort centers on COTS
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
"Block 2" of the U.S. Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program is the first commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic warfare system to be built.
Key to military display technologies: System integration
By Tom Whinfrey, IEE Inc.
Increasing operator efficiency by encouraging collaboration and communication is a serious goal of military operations. New display technologies and trends can help create the next-generation military-operation consoles.
SECTION: Industry Spotlight
Software-induced hardware obsolescence: The big fix
By Andrew Coombes, Rapita Systems
Embedded systems in military applications - because of their long operational life and the changes to requirements experienced during use - are particularly prone to software aging, which can result in degradations in performance. This can, in turn, lead to expensive, unplanned hardware upgrades. One approach to avoid these upgrades is applying optimization to aged software.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
SFFs take to the skies
By Alexander Lochinger, SFF-SIG President
Drones are taking off: Much more than just for recon or warfare missions, much more than about retail giants leveraging consumers to hasten along government agency approvals. Even more than for spying on your neighbor or on Apple's new spaceship-shaped headquarters. Just visit your neighborhood unmanned system trade show to see how strong this market segment's thrust is.

The Precision Sensing E-mag

The defense procurement landscape has evolved, no longer does the military drive technology development. They are now a consumer of technology and subject to the whims of commercial markets such as component obsolescence. However, military mission requirements have only gotten tougher. Precision and accuracy are paramount whether the applications are unmanned, laser targeting, or navigation.

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NEW Product! Hercules® ARINC-Insert Series
Aavid Thermalloy
Military & Aerospace cooling solutions
Powerful Graphics and an SBC in One 3U Slot: Integrated, validated and tested hardware and software
Innovative Integration
Address servo & control applications with the FMC-Servo
FMC Module w/(8) 16-bit
500 kSPS A/D Channels
(8) 16-bit D/A Channels with onboard PLL
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ATCA for Military & Aerospace White Paper, Free Download
Innodisk’s flash storage and DRAM modules meet all of today’s aerospace and defense application requirements
Pixus Technologies
Finding the Best Value for OpenVPX
North Atlantic Industries
The SIU35 is a rugged, highly configurable system that can accommodate up to 15 I/O and communication function modules – with over 40 different modules to choose from
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
Pico Electronics
Components for Mission Critical Devices
Elma Electronic
3U OpenVPX Backplane with VITA 66.4 Optical Slots
Intel Embedded Innovator
Accelerating the Internet of Things
Aerospace Optics
ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter
TEWS Technologies
Cost-Effective XMC Module Family with High-Density User-Programmable FPGA
Extreme Engineering Solutions’ XPand6902 Rugged Enclosure for Two Removable and Ruggedized 2.5" Solid-State Drives (SSDs)
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Model 7070-317 FlexorSet 8-Channel 250 MHz A/D with DDCs, Virtex-7 FPGA - PCIe
Advanced Micro Peripherals
AMP’s New Rugged Video Applications Cookbook Volume 2 Released
Excalibur Systems
Intelligent ARINC 717 Interface Module
D-TA Systems, Inc.
D-TA's RFvision-1(mini) system takes spectrum monitoring & wideband RF signal recording & playback to a whole new level.
Proto Labs
Turning to Lathe For Parts with Cylindrical Features
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Unlock More... Efficiency, Reliability & Control with DDC's Solid-State Power Controllers
SECTION: Upcoming E-Casts.  An E-cast is a live webcast that may have a single or multiple vendors. E-cast events are used to educate audiences about a problem/solution, from the vendor's perspective. The presentation is typically 45 minutes in duration with a 15-minute moderated Q&A session.
SYNOPSIS: A one-hour, live, moderated problem/solution technical webcast.

Keeping it Cool: Thermal Management Challenges in Embedded Military Electronics

September 24th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Aavid Thermalloy, GE Intelligent Platforms, Isola Group, TE Connectivity
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