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COTS in space? Not so fast, say some rad-hard designers

Mariana Iriarte, Technology Editor

The role of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts fielded in satellites and other space applications remains a hot topic as the demand for low-cost nanosatellites grows. COTS signal-processing designs are also attractive to military space system designers, but they fear the reliability of such components in long space missions.

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University Update
Paving the way for fast, secure quantum communications

Sally Cole Senior Editor

Quantum key distribution (QKD) will play a central role in the next generation of secure communications, and new software from university researchers helps quickly evaluate security protocols for QKD.

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Special Report
Unmanned aircraft leverage PC/104, COM Express, and other small form factors

John McHale, Editorial Director

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) continue to shrink in size, as do their payloads, requiring system designers to leverage small-form-factor, embedded-computing standards like PC/104, COM Express, and others.

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Military Technology Insider
10 Gigabit backplane Ethernet for embedded supercomputers

Andrew McCoubrey Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

Designers of next-generation high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) solutions for demanding intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems applications got a boost from the introduction of Intel's multicore Xeon D system-on-chip (SoC) processor earlier in 2016. This device provides as many as 16 cores in the same power footprint as earlier four-core devices and features the rugged ball-grid-array (BGA) packages and extended temperature range needed for deployed applications.

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Sister Publication Article
Inside the mind of machines: AI modeling scales security, analytics on the Industrial Internet

Brandon Lewis, Technology Editor

The advent of the Industrial Internet has raised the bar for security analysts and data scientists, a workforce whose number is quickly being dwarfed by the amount of connected machines. Now, machine learning and artificial intelligence professionals are teaming with traditional embedded vendors to help suppress the rising tide of cyber threats and Big Data.

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Sister Publication Article
Inside the mind of machines: AI modeling scales security, analytics on the Industrial Internet

Brandon Lewis, Technology Editor

The advent of the Industrial Internet has raised the bar for security analysts and data scientists, a workforce whose number is quickly being dwarfed by the amount of connected machines. Now, machine learning and artificial intelligence professionals are teaming with traditional embedded vendors to help suppress the rising tide of cyber threats and Big Data.

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Industry Spotlight
Radiation-tolerance screening for missions of all sizes

Victor Brisan VPT Rad

Decreasing costs for satellite launches have created new opportunities for nontraditional small satellites in alternative orbits. The application of expensive radiation-hardened (rad-hard) certified components is often not warranted for these applications. Rather, radiation-tolerant technology can provide these smaller projects with both substantial savings and an enhanced safety margin. Reliable methods to determine if commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components are radiation tolerant can allow designers to screen components for the target radiation criteria that meet the mission…

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Very high-speed sampling and serial ADCs in embedded systems

Thierry Wastiaux Interface Concept

Latest-generation active electronically scaled array (AESA) radar systems can have thousands of TX/RX modules. High bandwidth is needed to connect each array element data converter to the FPGAs that process incoming and generate outgoing data streams. New software-defined radio systems use advanced reconfigurable modulation schemes that increase channel bandwidths and deliver unprecedented wireless data rates. To increase the performance of software radio and electronic warfare systems, it has become critical to use efficient, low-power, low-pin-count,…

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Sister Publication Article
Modular Open Radio Frequency Architecture boot camp

Jerry Gipper Editorial Director

Designers creating the next generation of embedded defense systems face several challenges getting their solutions off the ground. The newly launched Modular Open Radio Frequency Architecture (MORA) aims to enable the development of true open standards-based radio frequency and microwave modules and small form factor subsystem designs to reduce costs, foster commonality, and enable new communications capabilities.

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Sister Publication Article
FMC+ standard propels embedded design to new heights

Jeremy Banks Curtiss-Wright and Jim Everett Xilinx

The updated FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC+) specification has been developed and refined over the past year, promising unparalleled I/O density and backward compatibility. The VITA 57.4 working group has approved the spec and will present it for ANSI balloting in early 2016. The following article takes a closer look at this important new standard to see its implications for advanced embedded design.

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