Military Embedded Systems E-letter - June 2015
E-letter June 2015
The Cost, Design, and Performance Benefits of GigE Vision for Real-Time Imaging Apps
By Pleora Technologies
GigE Vision helps designers reduce the cost and complexity of military imaging systems while improving usability.
SECTION: Defense Tech Wire
It pays to be patient in the space electronics market, or does it?
By John McHale, Editorial Director
Patience is a virtue mostly everywhere, but in the space industry market it is a necessity, especially for space electronics designers. Waiting is part of the game, as qualifying electronic components for space is - at minimum - a 24-month period. Now designers are also seeing funding for NASA programs and some military satellite programs being pushed to the right, so their patience gets tested once again.
Special Report
ITAR reforms for defense and satellite industries take hold
By By Kay Georgi and Marwa Hassoun, Arent Fox LLP.
Over the last two years, the Obama administration has implemented reforms to export regulations aimed at improving the competitiveness of U.S. military and satellite companies in the global technology market. In this article, export attorneys from Arent Fox, LLP provide an overview of those changes and discuss which items with electronic content are affected.
SECTION: Field Intelligence
Getting the most out of ARINC 429
By Charlotte Adams, GE Intellingent Platforms
Four decades old and counting, the ARINC 429 bus protocol is going strong. Even more recent products with highly integrated avionics architectures - such as the B777, B787, and A380 - still use 429 buses to transport sensor data. The same is true for military platforms based on commercial aircraft, including the Navy's P-8 Poseidon.
SECTION: Mil Tech Insider
Dual-node SBCs: A hardware-based approach to red/black architectures
By Michael Slonosky, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
As the need for data security increases, the need to support both encrypted data and less sensitive data within the same system is also on the rise. One approach for providing so-called red/black separation of sensitive and encrypted data in embedded computer systems is the use of partitioning operating systems such as MILS.
SECTION: University update
DoD's new cyberstrategy includes academia partnering
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
One of the biggest factors enabling cyberspace attacks is the fact that security simply wasn't factored in when the Internet was designed. It was intended to serve as an open system to allow scientists and researchers around the world to connect and share data quickly and easily, which it does, but at the same time it creates an Internet-security "Achilles' heel" that allows attackers to do the same.
SECTION: Mil Tech Trends
Small satellites increasingly tapping COTS components
By Sally Cole, Senior Editor
Many of the COTS technologies prevalent in today's low-cost ground applications are now being adapted for space and making their way into small satellites.
SECTION: Industry Spotlight
SpaceVPX adds fault tolerance, cuts cost for space-bound HPEC systems
By Brandon Lewis, Assitsant Managing Editor
Reliability and fault tolerance combine in a new, high-performance embedded computing open standard called SpaceVPX that is aimed at the space electronics industry.
Radiation-tolerant FPGAs solve the satellite signal processing bottleneck
By Ken O'Neill, Microsemi
Operators require onboard processing so that satellites send processed information. It is a growing challenge for the roughly 100 remote sensing satellites launched each year, each carrying as many as eight payload instruments. FPGA technology is now being applied to the problem, combining high-speed signal processing with special built-in radiation mitigation techniques to keep systems operational in harsh radiation environments.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
VITA Technologies magazine
AUVSI: Unmanned systems at the crossroads
By Jerry Gipper, Editorial Director, VITA Technologies magazine
AUVSI renames its Unmanned Systems show to acknowledge the market shift to encompass both military and commercial applications.
Innovative Integration
mini-K7 Embedded computer with Kintex-7 FPGA, FMC I/O site, and integrated  timing support. Reduces time-to- market while providing the performance you need.
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Scalable, flexible, rugged data recorder – CNS4
TECA Corporation
Ruggedized enclosure coolers with Pivot Clean for easy access: For NEMA-12/4/4X & CID2, variety of sizes.
Gaining Precision in Space Applications: Using Voltage References for Precision Signal Paths
LCR Embedded Systems
LCR Embedded Systems LSF-02 small form factor computing and communication platform
GE Intelligent Platforms
GE Rugged mCOM10-K1 COM Express module delivers 327 GFLOPS
Rugged MIL-COTS DC-DC Converters
Leading-edge FMC and FPGA solutions – ADC & DAC, RF, multiple architectures
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
North Atlantic Industries
The SIU33 is a highly configurable rugged system that can be configured with up to nine I/O and communication function modules – with over 40 different modules to choose from
Pico Electronics
Ultra Miniature Transformers
Elma Electronic
Elma SureLock Expanding PCB Card Retainers
TEWS Technologies
PMC with 16/8 Channel Isolated Simultaneous Sampling AD/DA
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Save Space with Integrated 1553 Transceiver-Transformer Solution
ACCES I/O Products
Rugged Mini PCI Express Isolated RS232 Serial Communication Cards with Tru-Iso™ Isolation and Extended Temperature
Aitech Defense Systems
VME and VPX based Single Board Computers
Aerospace Optics
ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter
Excalibur Systems
Dragon ruggedized PC104/PC104+ system from Excalibur
Alphi Technology Corporation
Rugged, Small, Lightweight, Ethernet, FPGA-Based Multi-Function I/O Controller
Sealevel Systems, Inc.
Sealevel’s Compact Solid-State Computer Offers Synchronous Serial Communications
Intel Embedded Innovator
Maximize value from IoT data
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.

Addressing Hardware Obsolescence for VxWorks(tm) 5.x Based Systems

June 29th 2:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Wind River

Managing Avionics Safety Certification for Unmanned Aircraft

July 28th 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by: dSPACE, RTI

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
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