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Military & Aerospace Electronics

03/01/2000
Volume 11, Issue 3
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  • Departments

  • News

    • Army's digitization chief set to keynote COTScon East 2000 April 17-18
      WASHINGTON - Stan Levine, acting director of the U.S. Army Digitization Office in the Pentagon will deliver the keynote address April 17 to COTScon East 2000, the third annual conference and exhibition dedicated to electronic systems design with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and software, at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    • Collins unveils HF-based PC datalink
      CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Engineers at Rockwell Collins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are offering a wireless data communications tool that enables personal computers and other data-input devices to exchange text and pictures at fast data rates over HF radio links.
    • Defense procurement projected at $60 billion in new DOD budget
      WASHINGTON - Defense contractors and their suppliers can breathe a little easier about the availability of money for their hardware programs with the Defense Department's $60 billion request for the critical procurement category of the $291.1 billion DOD budget request.
    • Helicopter fleets to depend increasingly on system upgrades
      LAS VEGAS - Although helicopter use is forecast to continue increasing through the first decade of the new millennium, operators also are expected to keep each aircraft in service longer than in years past, creating an overall relatively flat market, according to industry prognosticators.
    • Mercury's PCI-based signal processors to go on Swedish navy submarines
      CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Engineers at Signal Processing Systems (SPS) in San Diego are using Mercury Computer Systems multicomputers originally used for medical imaging for a sonar system on Swedish navy submarines.
    • Military aftermarket house sells fab; set to broaden offerings
      TEMPE, Ariz. - Leaders of Lansdale Semiconductor Inc., an aftermarket integrated circuit manufacturer in Tempe, Ariz., sold their 1985-vintage 10,000-square-foot wafer fab to semiconductor startup Primarion Inc. on Feb. 3. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
    • NASA budget climbs to $14 billion after seven years of declines
      WASHINGTON- The big news at NASA is the space agency's reversal of its budget declines of the past seven years. The Clinton Administration's request for NASA is $14.1 billion for fiscal year 2001, which begins Oct. 1. That's up $435 million from this year's spending level of $13.6 billion.
    • TRENDS: QuickLogic designs embedded PCI solution for military
      SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Engineers at QuickLogic Corp. have designed a 32-bit/33MHz embedded PCI controller for military applications with large data transfer requirements such as real-time video imaging.
  • Features

    • Special Report

    • Technology Focus

      • Microprocessors: key to system performance
        Military and aerospace electronic applications still lack a coherently standard approach to microprocessors, despite a long and frustrating history of attempts to settle on just a handful of computer components

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