In the last eight to 10 years the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic hardware and software has experienced a quick start but a tough implementation from the COTS supplier's view and the defense contractor's view.
Distributors of military and aerospace components see continued growth for the military market after the terrorist attacks on September 11, while the commercial aerospace industry is already showing signs of a dramatic downturn.
Solid-state memory grows in popularity for niche applications, including military and aerospace uses, yet magnetic and optical memory continue to dominate desktop commercial applications because of their low prices per megabyte.
Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
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According to presenters from Kontron and Gedae Inc., there’s were a way to cut that time in half – or more – and produce a sensor-processing prototype in six to nine months, rather than a year and a ha...