2,000 participants, 9 nations, and 12 U.S. agencies reach many conclusions in this year’s Empire Challenge 2011. One of them is that low power, portability, and mission objectives rely on handhelds. Lower power means longer runtime.
The DoD is applying the latest civilian technology to legacy platforms and doctrine faster than ever before, sometimes less than a year after it’s hit the consumer market.
There's a lot of energy being put into battery research, and the defense world is benefiting big-time from civilian research. Here’s the juice on what’s going on.
With so many vendors out there, innovation rises as prices fall. The disruptive technologies in smartphones are benefiting the DoD, too.
Chris expresses his concerns over the inefficiency of portable power systems in real-time situations and the need for battery overhaul.
New patent-pending CoolWall chassis sandwiches alloys and takes the heat beyond the competition.
Three new FPGA targeted design kits will speed DSP design time, but they might also usher in a new era of anti-RTL sentiment. Thank heavens!
Built-in security features from Freescale and Intel increase system security
A three-month VITA survey says VPX is going to do well, though VME isn’t going away anytime soon. [Editor's note: For further study, check out VMEnow (www.vmenow.com) and our VPX microsite (http://channels.opensystemsmedia.com/VPX)].
Thinking outside the box: Why did Curtiss-Wright and Kontron both just buy systems integration houses?
Acquisitions expand the two defense companies' value as they use more COTS hardware.