Table of Contents

Military & Aerospace Electronics

04/01/2000
Volume 11, Issue 4
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  • Departments

    • Viewpoint

    • In Brief

      • Analog Devices offers memory-based DSP for real-time systems
        Engineers at Analog Devices Inc. of Norwood, Mass., are offering a family of flash memory-based embedded digital signal processors (DSPs) called DashDSP. These devices integrate signal conversion, signal processing, and memory onto one 28-pin chip
    • Letters to the Editor

    • Report from Washington and Elsewhere

      • In the footsteps of Peter Drucker
        WASHINGTON - The changes that are sweeping the military and aerospace electronics industry are a subset of forces, still relatively ill defined, that are remaking what we call the Information Revolution.
    • COTS Watch

      • New Ixthos VME DSP board functions as rugged digital radio
        LEESBURG, Va. -- Ixthos officials claim their new VME CHAMP-AVa digital signal processor (DSP) board, based on the Motorola AltiVec chip, can function as a rugged, conduction-cooled digital radio. It is the first digital radio in the industry to come in a rugged version, claims Doug Patterson, director of marketing at Ixthos in Leesburg, Va
      • Papers sought for COTScon West 2000, scheduled for December
        SAN DIEGO, Calif. - COTScon West 2000, the West Coast's premiere conference on designing military and aerospace systems with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, subsystems, and software, will be 12 to 13 Dec. 2000 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego
      • Pentek digital receiver board adds FPDP connectivity
        UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. - Engineers at Pentek Inc. have designed a new digital VME board with front panel data port (FPDP) connectivity for signal intelligence applications.
      • Radstone to supply computers for X-38 space vehicle
        HOUSTON -- Officials at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston are using VMEbus and PowerPC technology from Radstone Technology in Towcester, England, for the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle for the International Space Station.
    • Product Application Design Systems

      • Product Application Design Solutions
        Navy officers turn to Palm computers for administrative tasks ** Officers of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet are using Palm V handheld computers from Palm Computing Inc., a 3Com company in Santa Clara, Calif., for several administrative tasks.
  • Features

    • Technology Focus

      • Linus Torvalds gives the military a new secret weapon
        Linux is gaining market share and momentum, while a real-time version of the open-source operating system is hitting the industry and causing real-time stalwarts VxWorks and LynxOS, to take notice. Meanwhile VenturCom continues to market real-time extensions to WindowsNT as a viable option for military platforms
    • Special Report

  • News

    • CPU Tech to design next-generation space processor
      PLEASANTON, Calif. - Officials at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., are asking engineers at CPU Tech to develop a way to design commercial processors for space applications.
    • CSPI saves customers time and money with Honeywell tool
      BILLERICA, Mass. - Engineers at the CSP Inc. (CSPI) MultiComputer Division are using the SAGE design tool from Honeywell Space Systems in Clearwater, Fla., to save their 2000 Series customers time and money
    • Designers say COTS design makes good sense for X-33 spacecraft avionics
      Removing long military development and procurement cycles from a new vehicle can have a significant influence on how engineers approach creating an avionics system that takes best advantage of rapidly evolving commercial technology. Perhaps nowhere has this been clearer than with the NASA/Lockheed Martin X-33 advanced technology demonstrator.
    • Emerging next-generation warship design reveals substantial COTS content
      PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) electronics are likely to play a large factor in the design of the U.S. Navy's next-generation destroyer, DD-21, which industry experts are calling the first fully automated network-centric ship in the fleet.
    • Navy takes hit as services eye $4.7 billion for electronics and communications gear
      WASHINGTON - Top commanders in the U.S. military services plan to spend more than $4.7 billion next year to procure electronics and communications equipment to support activities such as ground surveillance, information warfare, and satellite communications networks
    • Sky Computers shifts market focus to military, wins P-3 upgrade
      CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Leaders of Sky Computers Inc. are shifting focus almost entirely toward military markets with the company's commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) boards.
    • IEEE International Radar Conference set for May 8 to 12
      WASHINGTON - The designated theme of this year's International Radar Conference, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is global perspective of affordable radar systems. The conference will be held in the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Va., May 8 to 12
    • TRENDS: VME loses ground to CompactPCI, while military VME to stay steady
      SAN DIEGO - Printed circuit board market forecasters are at-odds on many issues, but for the most part they all agree on one point: the market for CompactPCI boards is heading sharply upward. Less clear are market trends for the VME market in general and the military VME market in particular.
    • S/TAR recorder flight certified on Draken fighter
      CAMDEN, N.J. - Engineers at Recon/Optical Inc. in Barrington, Ill., recently replaced a tape device with a solid-state recorder from L-3 Communication Systems-East on their CA-260 electro-optical framing sensor, during flight tests of the Swedish RF-35 Draken fighter at the Mojave, Calif., airport.

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