Military Embedded Systems E-letter - July 2014
E-letter July 2014
Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems: Seventh Edition
By Pentek, Inc.
This handbook introduces the basics of FPGA technology and its relationship to SDR (Software Defined Radio) systems.
SECTION: Defense Tech Wire
Military UAS market ideal for PC/104 and SFF designs
By John McHale, Editorial Director
SWaP constraints and DoD budget constraints make the military UAS market an ideal fit for off-the-shelf small form factors.
SECTION: Field Intelligence
Gaming chip changes mil/aero game
By Charlotte Adams, GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
GTC the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology Conference used to be the preserve of the video gaming mavens, but as General Purpose GPU (GPGPU) computing has taken off in the wider world, attendees now hail from a far wider background. Lately these non-gamer aficionados have become even more excited. What's going on?
SECTION: Mil Tech Insider
Bringing enterprise-class Ethernet networking to rugged deployed systems
By Mike Southworth, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
As the demand continues to grow for network connectivity all the way out to the individual warfighter at the network's edge, aerospace and defense system designers must choose between alternative approaches for architecting their Ethernet switch and router environment. One option, the least costly at the outset, is to "roll your own" Linux router to provide basic routing functionality.
SECTION: Mil Tech Trends
The requirement of ELDRS-free components in hybrids
By Brian Bennett, Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Trends in space missions are requiring increased rounds of testing particularly Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) testing of components in hybrid parts. These ELDRS requirements may not be necessary, however, as they fail to account for the whole picture of the complex interactions of electronics devices within a hybrid.
SECTION: White Papers
Computer System Design for Critical Applications
By Earle Foster, Sealevel Systems, Inc.
"Industrial computer" is a widely used term that unfortunately can be quite ambiguous, often applied to computers that have little real advantage over commercial PCs but may outwardly appear "rugged." Before you select a vendor for your next industrial computer design, carefully consider the factors that affect system performance, reliability, and longevity.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
Industrial Embedded Systems magazine
Model-Based Design abstracts integrated software development
Interview with Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) have become de facto tools for software development, leading to new approaches that provide programmers with higher levels of abstraction. Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow, details how the company's Simulink tools can integrate with traditional code-based IDEs for optimized code development and analysis from a high-level, Model-Based Design (MBD) environment.
Low power, small size, and high port count rugged Ethernet switches from Curtiss-Wright
LCR Embedded Systems, Inc.
LCR Embedded Systems RPCS portable computing and I/O system
Rugged MIL-COTS DC-DC Converters
Diamond Systems Corporation
Atlas PCI/104-Express SBC with Intel N2800 CPU and PCI-104 & PCIe/104 I/O Expansion
ADL Embedded Solutions
ADLQM87PC - Industry's Smallest 4th Gen. Intel Core i7 CPU Board. Designed for SWaP Optimized Applications
North Atlantic Industries
NIU1A Nano Interface Unit
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Turnkey, High Performance BLDC Motor Controllers!
Elma Electronic
Elma's SFF Compute Platforms Expand
Rochester Electronics
National Semiconductor's MM54C89J 64-bit SRAM re-introduced by Rochester Electronics
Proto Labs
Proto Labs Now Offering Liquid Silicon Rubber Molding
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Gen 3 MCH is Game Changer for MicroTCA Systems
TEWS Technologies
XMC with Dual Channel 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interface
Innovative Integration
Prepare for Glory with FMC-500 2x500 MSPS 16-bit A/D 2x1230 MSPS 16-bit D/A
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.

26 Ways to Recover: Who's Afraid of Losing a VM?

July 15th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Veeam

Reducing SWaP in Embedded Systems with Small Form Factor Designs

July 16th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Curtiss-Wright, Ecrin Systems, GE Intelligent Platforms, TE Connectivity

Managing SWaP in ISR Systems

December 4th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Curtiss-Wright, GE Intelligent Platforms, TE Connectivity
For additional E-casts, check out the Broadcast Archive.

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