As the military's need for more network management capabilities increase, manufactures must continue to innovate switch and routing technology to meet impending demands. With Parvus' design and deployment of the DuraMAR and DuraNET routers and switches, government contractors and suppliers are well primed to help the military meet its net-centric objectives.
Qualified tools can cut software development costs, improve a company's responsiveness and ensure high integrity for airborne software subject to DO-178B. Esterel Technologies' safety manager, Jean-Louis Camus, analyzes how the soon to be finalized DO-178C update may leverage benefits of model-based development with qualified tools.
Conduction cooling for modular embedded computers has been used for many years in applications where air cooling is not appropriate. This paper will examine why applications use conduction cooled boards, the concept of the Ruggedizer, and ways to extend thermal performance.
Utilizing a proven commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) approach, Kontron's high performance CompactPCI board and Azimuth Inc's CIES software give the Stiletto program the full system functionality demanded by the Department of Defense (DoD) in its fight against drug traffickers.
What is OpenVPX and what does it mean? What are these profiles, expansion fabrics, control planes, and configurations? Bustronic's white paper offers a background and explanation of VPX, OpenVPX, and VITA 65.
X-by-Wire is a generic name given to technologies that seek to replace traditional mechanical control systems with electronic replacements. Pioneered by companies like Airbus in the aerospace domain, the mechanical links that translated the stick or pedal actions of the pilot into movements of the control surfaces were replaced by electrical sensors, computers and servo actuators. The benefits of this transformation of vehicle management apply equally to land- or water-based vehicles as they do to airborne craft.