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Barriers Fall Between Development and Deployed Systems

To help speed and smooth the journey from development to deployment, board and box-level vendors have rolled out a variety of solutions that link the two phases.

High Capacity Storage Systems Look to PCI Express

Defense applications today have an enormous appetite for data storage. With legacy form factors and interfaces play a role, PCIe SSDs are the future.

JEFF'S PICK: 3.3V Rad Tolerant MIL-STD-1553 Terminals are Fully Integrated

COM Express a Win for Compact and Mobile Applications

Offering benefits as a modular, upgradable computing and graphics core, the COM Express form factor is attracting design wins especially in highly integrated and mobile military systems.

August 2016: Inside Track

The Inside Track gives engineers and managers a current and objective look at the events of the military and aerospace industry as seen by our expert editorial staff.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Triton UAV Conducts First Flight With MFAS Radar

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected to greatly enhance maritime domain awareness by providing the MQ-4C with a 360-degree view of a large geographic area while providing all-weather coverage to expedite detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying points of interest. Read More...

BAE Wins $53 Million Navy Contract for Vertical Launching System Canisters

BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships. The canisters are positioned within the Mk 41 VLS, which is located below a ship’s armored deck for maximum protection. The system easily accommodates the latest weapon types to meet new mission requirements. Read More...

VITA Standards Organization Ratifies VITA 78 SpaceVPX Systems Standard

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited, open system architectures in critical embedded system applications announces that VITA 78 “SpaceVPX Systems” has reached ANSI recognition as ANSI/VITA 78.00-2015. This specification has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO). ANSI/VITA 78 defines an open standard for creating high performance fault tolerant interoperable backplanes and modules to assemble electronic systems for spacecraft and other high availability applications.Read More...

WHITEPAPERS

UNMANNED ROBOTS HELP MILITARY AND CIVILIAN TASK FORCES TO SCOUT THE TERRAIN AND ELIMINATE HOT SPOTS
Kontron
Unleashing new possibilities in harsh environments, Kontron´s COM Express® mini module proves to have a small heart with big power for mission-critical situations. The specialists in the successful US television series "The A-Team" were the inspiration when Yosi Wolf and Elad Levy founded their company, Roboteam, in Israel in 2010. Their plan was to develop a specialized task force of unmanned robots in order to support soldiers in the field, and also to simplify the work of governments and civil defense authorities. But in this case, it´s an A-Team made of electronics and iron.
29 May 2015

Whitepaper Series 1 of 3: Powerful Enabler of Modern Military Systems
Kontron
Small form factor design has become a powerful enabler in the modern military, allowing defense system developers to meet increasing requirements for a growing group of unmanned and portable systems. Going a step further are today’s pre-validated small form factor systems that represent the next generation in these designs, ensuring flexibility and creating a trusted COTS platform that reduces development cycle and accelerates Proof-of-Concept (PoC) development.
22 May 2015

Whitepaper Series 2 of 3: PRE-INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MEET EXPANDING DEFENSE SYSTEM NEEDS
Kontron
Pre-integrated systems based on COM Express® Computer- on-Modules (COMe COMs) deliver a critical small form factor design advantage for a host of military and aerospace applications. Already tasked with fitting advanced performance and functionality into smaller and smaller footprints, designers now have a simplified design resource with these pre-validated systems. Illustrated by Kontron’s highly scalable, high-performance COBALT family that integrates its COMe modules with a specialized carrier board assembly, developers have a fully tested, cost-eff ective design path that meets expanding mil/aero system requirements while helping to accelerate the development to deployment schedule. As a pre validated system, COBALT also solves the build versus buy dilemma by providing a modular building block solution that offers established system profiles.
22 May 2015

Webinar: BUILDING PROFESSIONAL, MEDICAL-GRADE IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Kontron

Join Kontron, AMD and Fraunhofer MEVIS as they unveil new medical applications which identify the most appropriate framework for building professional, medical-grade image processing systems. You will gain a better understanding of the major differences in technology as well as the ability to identify the most appropriate framework for building your professional, medical-grade image processing systems.

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  • Easy to scale hardware and software solutions
  • Reduce development costs

  • 21 May 2015

    SMARC® - A Green Solution for Embedded Connectivity
    Adlink Technology Inc.
    ADLINK provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include those based on various computer-on-modules (COMs) standards like SMARC (Smart Mobility ARCHitecture). As an initial member of SGeT (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies), ADLINK has pioneered on the development of SMARC® modules SMARC® is a versatile small form factor computer module definition targeting applications that require ultra low power, low cost and high performance.
    19 May 2015