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Next-gen navigation: Tapping signals of opportunity

Sally Cole Senior Editor

Need to navigate and global-positioning system (GPS) signals are unavailable? No problem.

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Editor's Perspective
Autumn acquisitions touch military embedded computing, safety-critical markets

John McHale Editorial Director

Two key acquisitions colored the fall season in the embedded world, both of which will affect military embedded computing applications. One was at the component level, the other at the board and subsystem level, as Qualcomm bought NXP, formerly Freescale, for about $47 billion and then soon after Mercury Systems picked up avionics computer supplier Creative Electronic Systems (CES) for about $38 million.

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Military Technology Insider
New RF tuners drive the design of multichannel signal analyzers for SIGINT

Marc Couture Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

Here's the problem: Your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is flying through densely populated geography when one of its signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems' radio-frequency (RF) channels detects an emitter signal of interest on a specific frequency, indicating a potential target. It's not enough to know there's a potential threat out there somewhere. You need to know the threat's exact location, and you need to know it in near-real-time. The challenge is that to geolocate a particular emitter, the SIGINT system needs to reassign three or four of its other RF channels, so they can - along with the original channel - perform the interferometry, using TDOA [Time Difference of Arrival] localization techniques, that's needed to zero…

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Mil Tech Trends
ARMed and ready

Ross Bannatyne VORAGO Technologies

While the rest of the engineering world has been developing embedded systems using the ARM microcontroller unit (MCU) architecture for many years, the high-reliability (hi-rel) market has been slow to adopt it. That is a pity because the biggest benefit of using an ARM-based microcontroller is the ease of development that ARM offers, by virtue of the large supporting ecosystem of tools.

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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, "I ran to the pantry. I grabbed the mascarpone ... "

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Business barometer: 2017 trend predictions

Jerry Gipper Editorial Director

Trend predictions during an election year are extremely challenging, especially in the circus election that is going on in the United States right now. By the time you read this, it will all be over, and there is a good chance that I may be headed to Australia for a few years! Here goes my attempt to share a few highlights for what developments I expect to unfold in the market next year.

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Field Intelligence
Technology insertion: Balancing performance and stability

Charlotte Adams Abaco Systems

Embedded computing systems have benefited enormously from the flood of innovation in the electronics industry: Military programs over the years have enjoyed ever faster processors, smaller form factors, and steadily declining prices per unit of performance. At the same time, military programs have requirements, which fly in the face of commercial market trends. These programs’ lives are measured in decades rather than months. A mission computer or fire-control computer procured 20 years ago may have to function for another decade or so with minimal disruption from market turbulence. Yet military systems can’t stand pat – they have to evolve, both to increase performance against threats and to avoid obsolescence. The trick…

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COTS makes its case for wider military adoption

Charlie Kawasaki, PacStar

In the recently released report, Research and Markets forecasts the global defense IT spending market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.11 percent between 2016-2020. The market research firm adds, “The defense sector is investing in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products such as wearable computing, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, and mobile [...]

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White Paper: WFMC+ Mezzanine Card Evolution for Low Latency and High Bandwidth Solutions

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FMC+ is the next generation of FMC specification (VITA 57.4) that addresses the growing need for high speed wideband analog I/O.

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