The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) budget request for fiscal year 2005 has a lot of bright spots for military and aerospace electronics and optoelectronics, yet the overall funding picture is a mixed bag with several alarming cuts on the horizon.
Officials at Cubic Defense Applications in San Diego are using flexComm software-defined radio technology from Spectrum Signal Processing in Burnaby, British Columbia, to help develop waveforms in support of the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).
Nearly everyone has heard about the Bose radio and compact-disc players. However, Bose engineers are also masters at filtering out unwanted noise to make for clearer communications in noisy, battlefield environments with their Combat Vehicle Crewman headset and their aviation headsets.
The Pentagon's dependence on commercial electronics development grows daily as military leaders seek to lay the foundation for next-generation advanced systems. With this in mind, what transpires at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas takes on new meaning.
It is getting to that time of year again, when we in the specialty-optical-fiber market keenly anticipate the event that will provide a brief glimpse of the year ahead —OFC 2004 (Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition, which was in late February in Los Angeles).
A battery of defense companies are joining forces to design a wide range of electronics for surface ships, ranging from integrated bridge systems, tabletop flat-panel displays, wide-area and wireless networking, and integrated shipboard power and propulsion systems.
The old databus retains its stellar reputation for robustness and reliability, despite an onslaught of much faster competitors, and several alterations to the original bus to increase its bandwidth to speeds as fast as 500 megabits per second.
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...