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VME and VPX Follow Parallel and Overlapping Paths

The long staple of the industry, VME, and the firmly established OpenVPX. each offer different advantages. As the technologies move forward, their courses both intersect and diverge.

Organizations Enhance Methods of Handling Board- and IC-Level Obsolescence

There’s no getting away from the growing problem of obsolescence in this industry. But thanks to a contingent of distributors and specialty engineering firms and government groups, there are a lot of resources to help mitigate such issues.

DoD’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle Goals Strive for Autonomy

With a proven legacy of success, unmanned ground vehicles are ready to evolve to the next generation of DoD vision and requirements. Modularity, cost and autonomous operation are leading priorities on the roadmap for USVs in the future.

VME SBCs Keep Refresh Alive with New Technology

Especially in this era of tight defense budgets, VME provides an ideal form factor to fuel strategies of upgrading existing platforms and refreshing their embedded computing technologies.

March 2014: 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.



Cots Suppliers Index

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FMC/VPX Carriers Sport Optical Backplane Interface

Optical backplane technology has been talked about for years, but now the demand is here and there are solutions to meet the need. Along such lines, Pentek has introduced the first members of its Flexor line of FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) carriers and FMC modules: the Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier with a Virtex-7 FPGA and the Model 3312 multichannel, high-speed data converter FMC. They combine the high performance of the Virtex-7Read More...