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Trump election, phased array tech, Intel Xeon, VPX, and ARM v-8A impact 2016 military COTS market

John McHale, Editorial Director

Every month the McHale Report will host an online roundtable with experts from the defense electronics industry – from major prime contractors to defense component suppliers. Each roundtable will explore topics important to the military embedded electronics market. This month we discuss the market highlights and technology game changers from 2016 in the military electronics market as well as the potential impact of the Donald Trump presidency on the military commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) industry.

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Interview
Leveraging GaN for radar and soon GaN-on-diamond

Mariana Iriarte, Technology Editor

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory officials in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of Defense selected Raytheon for a follow-on Title III contract to improve its process to produce Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based semiconductors. In a Q&A with Chris MacDonald, an Engineering Fellow in Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Microelectronics and Engineering Technology (MET) Department, he discusses the thermal challenges engineers face with implementing GaN technology into radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems, as…

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Software: King of SWaP

Charlotte Adams Abaco Systems

Size, weight, and power (SWaP) considerations have always been important for embedded electronics but will become even more critical in the future. Driving this trend in embedded system design is the plethora of small platforms, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), entering the inventory. Developers of the processing systems that will be deployed on this growing cohort of small, intelligent, sometimes battery-operated platforms at the tactical edge will have to scrutinize hardware and software components…

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FACE conformance program

Charlotte Adams Abaco Systems

September 2016 marked a major milestone along the long road to avionics software standardization: the last essential component of the system developed by U.S. Navy and Army aviation authorities and their suppliers clicked into place.

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Sister Publication Article
A go-to embedded solution

Stephen St. Amant, PC/104 Consortium President

There was a time when I watched the cooking competition television show "Chopped" somewhat regularly. It's an intense ingredients-based culinary challenge that pushes chefs to their limits under strict time constraints. Amidst the nearly endless food combinations available to the contestants, it seems as though every episode I watched included one person (and sometimes two or three) who used mascarpone cheese. Often in the dessert round, the chef's storytelling voiceover (dripping with tension) would recount,…

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Industry Spotlight
FPGA coprocessors for acceleration of shape recognition algorithms in hybrid VPX HPEC systems

Thierry Wastiaux Interface Concept

To reach the level of performance requested by the latest military specifications, electronic warfare (EW) systems designers rely more and more on VPX high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) platforms. To handle the global IP traffic growth - predicted to reach 132 exabytes (EB) per month in 2018, according to Cisco's Visual Network Index - electronic systems must manage the data flow in and out of the semiconductor devices. Designers of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have developed…

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Nail down software security with dynamic analysis

Jay Thomas, LDRA Technology

CODE QUALITY BLOG: You’ve secured your Internet of Things (IoT)-connected system with components for authentication such as password, retina scan, physical key, plus encryption/decryption and more. But building these things in is not enough. You’ve got to be certain that they all work together properly and that the code doesn’t contain any flaws that could grant access to hackers. Security needs to be built in at the very start of the project by using secure…

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White Paper: Strategies for Open Architecture COTS Operating Systems

Staff, Abaco Systems

Developers tasked with creating applications that may be deployed over decades are, in effect, being asked to predict the future. Choices made at the outset will have a significant impact on the extended life of a typical program. Those decisions are unquestionably challenging — but open architecture approaches provide a solid foundation for them.

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