Military Embedded Systems E-letter - November 2014
E-letter November 2014
Performance Comparison Between Intel Mobile-Class and Server-Class Processors
By Mercury Systems
Mercury highlights the results from tests comparing Intel mobile-class vs server-class processors for defense applications.
SECTION: Defense Tech Wire
Reconfigurability and extended data rates drive satellite communication payload designs
By John McHale, Editorial Director
Military satellite program managers are demanding greater on-orbit flexibility to reconfigure payloads based on evolving battlefield requirements. They also want to move more and more data, extending the rates of current payloads. Both of these needs require innovation at the electronic component level.
Special Report
Wireless Innovation Forum contributions to SCA 4.1
By Lee Pucker, Wireless Innovation Forum
Successful deployment of SCA 2.2.2-based SDRs has identified improvements to be made to advance the technology further. The Wireless Innovation Forum is working in collaboration with the U.S. DoD Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) to evolve the SCA.
Multiband military communications challenges overcome by software-defined radio
By Duncan Bosworth, Analog Devices
The ability to access accurate, real-time information across secure data links is a cornerstone of any successful military campaign. Advanced wireless technology needs to be able to navigate a web of complex radio frequency (RF) and signal-processing technologies to render a seamless, reliable, and secure communications network that delivers the right information at the right time in an ever-more-challenged RF spectrum.
SECTION: Industry Spotlight
Counterfeit threat taking malicious turn?
By Don Sawyer, Avnet
In June 2014, an American contractor admitted to conspiring to traffic counterfeit semiconductors. The chips – sold as new – were actually refurbished and remarked. Had this criminal scheme not been thwarted, the parts would have been installed in nuclear submarines. The catastrophic potential cannot be overstated.
SECTION: Sister Publication Article
PICMG Systems & Technology magazine
COTS technologies drive battlespace communications
By Tom Kelly, Radisys
Readily available COTS solutions help speed time to market, are easier to maintain, and offer extended system longevity when compared to proprietary, government-unique systems. By leveraging COTS technologies, aerospace and defense prime contractors are not only meeting the needs of their military organization customers, but also reaping myriad benefits.

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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Rochester Electronics
Intel’s 80960 32-bit microprocessor re-
introduced by Rochester Electronics
Parvus Corporation
Rugged Ethernet switches from Curtiss-Wright available standalone or with integrated Cisco router
TTI, Inc.
TTI stocks Ruggedized Optical Backplane Interconnects from TE Connectivity
Pico Electronics
Components for Mission Critical Devices
North Atlantic Industries
SIU31 – 3U cPCI Sensor Interface Unit
Esterel Technologies
Production-Proven Critical Systems and Software Development Solutions
Intel Embedded Innovator
Shrinking Time & Cost for IoT Solutions
Innovative Integration
The FMC-10GE provides two 10 Gb Ethernet ports on a custom FMC module for a powerful, stand-alone, FPGA-based IF transceiver
RADAR Data Processing Solutions Offer Higher Performance at Half the Cost
TEWS Technologies
Conduction Cooled High Density Isolated RS422 PMC Module
Elma Electronic, Inc.
Integrated Rack Level Systems
Data Device Corporation (DDC)
Smart Power Management!
ADLINK Technology
ADLINK’s Rugged SWaP-optimized 6U VPX Radar Solution
Annapolis Micro Systems
Dual Twelve Bit 2.3 or 1.5 GSps DAC I/O Card
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.

Managing Avionics Safety Certification in UAS Platforms

November 19th 2:00 PM EST
Presented by: AdaCore, DDC-I, IBM

Three ways to ensure your automotive developers deliver secure, compliant, defect-free software

December 10th 11:00 AM EST
Presented by: Rogue Wave Software
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The Medical E-mag

The Medical E-mag brought to you by Embedded Computing Design takes the pulse of medical electronics with features that prescribe medical device software strategies, diagnose human interfaces for healthcare, inspect HIPAA compliance in the connected age, and more.

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