Military Embedded Systems E-letter - January 2015
E-letter January 2015
A COTS approach to post-WIMP interactive display systems
By Esterel Technologies
This paper presents a COTS approach to upgrading cockpit displays with a SCADE Display HMI software design solution.
SECTION: Industry Spotlight
SpaceVPX extends the embedded computing standard to meet the special demands of space
By Gregory Powers, TE Connectivity
Space vehicles have traditionally relied on custom embedded computing systems. Since standard systems were not designed with space applications in mind, they did not address the critical issues of space flight. Designers and engineers, however, recognize the benefits of using well-established, standardized, open-architecture platforms to create a diverse ecosystem offering more choices, lower costs, and reduced risk.
Interoperability key to adoption of VITA and PICMG standards in military, aerospace market
By Lewis Allison, Alpha Data
VITA and PICMG are the open standards bodies that define the specifications underpinning embedded form factors such as VPX and CompactPCI. Both groups continue to provide a vital service to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) component manufacturers and customers alike, enabling engineers to spend less time worrying about interoperability between subsystem components and more time working on application development.
MicroTCA: A force to be reckoned with for military, aerospace applications
By Justin Moll, VadaTech
For applications requiring high performance, versatility, and reliability in a backplane-based system, the three main choices for open-standard computing architectures are OpenVPX, MicroTCA, and AdvancedTCA (ATCA).
SECTION: Field Intelligence
Digital image processing
By Charlotte Adams, GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
High-definition (HD) digital electro-optic and infrared sensors are shoveling evermore data into the battle space. How can soldiers get that information quickly enough to act on it in a timely manner?
SECTION: Mil Tech Insider
Convergence comes to GPU processing for C4ISR
By Marc Couture, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Today, GPU options have expanded to include Intel's Core i7 products, whose built-in GPU functionality and AVX math library support continues to grow. On the FPGA front, we're starting to see devices with built-in ARM cores, while discrete GPU devices are delivering expanded functionality as well.

The Unmanned Systems E-mag

The Unmanned Systems E-mag brought to you by Military Embedded Systems targets the trends and technology in autonomous vehicles, from SWaP-constrained UAS payloads and software certification to the disruptive regulatory and market impact of unmanned systems outside the defense sector.

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FMCs for networking, A/D & D/A, RF and specialty FPGAs
Evans Capacitor Company
Evanscaps – Energy Dense Supercapacitors for Military and Aerospace Applications
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
North Atlantic Industries
Rugged 75ARM1 SBC delivers more processing power, I/O density and design flexibility - in less time
D-TA Systems, Inc.
D-TA's RFvision-1(mini) system takes spectrum monitoring & wideband RF signal recording & playback to a whole new level.
Excalibur Systems, Inc.
Miniature Airborne Communication Converter (MACC)
Pico Electronics
Miniature High Input Voltage DC-DC Converters
TEWS Technologies
PMC with 16/8 Channel Isolated Simultaneous Sampling AD/DA
Extreme Engineering Solutions
Extreme Engineering Solutions’ XPedite7572 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-Based Conduction- or Air-Cooled 3U VPX-REDI Module with SecureCOTS™
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Innovative Integration
New Turnkey Digital Receiver Embedded PC Instrument with 8 independent DDCs and Spectrum Analyzer Download Data Sheets & Pricing Now!
Model 3316 Flexor 8-Channel 250 MHz, 16-bit A/D Extends Flexor Family of Software Radio FMCs
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.

Two Approaches You Must Consider when Architecting Radar Systems

January 28th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by:RTI

Agile, Continuous Practices and DevOps: How far can you go in Embedded Software Development?

January 29th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: Wind River, Electric Cloud

Make sense of it all - Discover wearable patches with secure, contactless NFC

February 4th 11:00 AM EST
Presented by: Texas Instruments
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The SSD E-mag

The SSD E-mag analyzes advances in storage technology, including market adoption trends, utilizing the Advanced Encryption Standard for secure storage in aerospace and defense, defining solid-state technology by vertical application, and more.

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