U.S. Navy officials are using components from Titan Advanced Products & Design Division (AP&D) in San Diego and Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions in Brockton, Mass., for an integrated shipboard navigation system.
After a decade-long hiatus, officials at LSI Logic in Milpitas, Calif., announced a return to the military integrated circuit market with their RapidChip Integrator and RapidChip Integrator2 families this past summer.
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Will chassis designers be able to handle the new thermal-management challenges in military and aerospace systems? The “more functionality in less space” market force is not new, yet there are many new factors that affect the way the packaging enclosure company provides solutions.
Physical security, logistics, supply-chain management, and the proliferation of wireless networks are driving manufacturers of rugged handheld computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to add specialty capabilities and make their devices more rugged than ever before.
Engineers from the DRS Technologies Optronics unit in Palm Bay, Fla., are getting ready to produce optoelectronic sensor assemblies for the Apache Arrowhead Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System for U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
Robot designers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh needed inertial guidance systems for their driverless Hummer vehicles, which will compete Oct. 8 in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Grand Challenge.
VMETRO in Houston is offering the 3CPF1 signal-processing engine that combines the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro field-programmable gate array (FPGA), a Freescale PowerPC central processor, and multichannel communications in a rugged 3U board.
Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is offering a 13U AdvancedTCA chassis with superior cooling performance optimized through thermal simulation, and a robust cable-management solution, company officials say.
Green Hills Software Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., is offering DO-178B Level A certifiable Embedded C++ (EC++) programming language for the company’s safety-critical Integrity 178B real-time operating system (RTOS).
Acromag Inc. in Wixom, Mich., is offering the APC-PMC that enables use of a PMC mezzanine I/O module in a standard PCI computer system in applications such as data acquisition, process control, test and measurement, motion control, and network data communications.
Aitech Defense Systems in Chatsworth, Calif., is offering its C212 series of rugged nonvolatile memory VMEbus board configurations that use NAND flash memory with supporting software drivers to provide hard-disk emulation for as much as 128 gigabytes of solid-state mass storage.
International Rectifier in El Segundo, Calif., is offering the DirectFET chipset that makes the most of DC bus-converter efficiency when used with the company’s IR2086S full-bridge bus-converter integrated circuit.
Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is offering its Dead Reckoning Augmented GPS Navigation System (DRAGN) that enables soldiers on foot to navigate in cities and dense foliage when Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) signals are weak or blocked.
White Electronics Designs Corp. in Phoenix is offering its 755E RISC microprocessor HiTCE multichip package for embedded applications such as missiles, aircraft, flight computers, fire-control systems, and rugged critical systems.
The military, once again, is the technology leader when it comes to the aviation electronics of unmanned aerial vehicles, which is growing in sophistication with each passing year and leading many experts to consider applying UAV avionics technologies even to manned aircraft.
Systems integrators still grapple with issues that call for dedicated DSPs, high-end general-purpose processors, or field-programmable gate arrays in today’s signal- and data-intensive computing applications.
General Dynamics U.K. Ltd. has signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy to supply the New Integrated Marines Communications and Information System-NIMCIS-which has a program value of $113.6 million.
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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