Industry reaction is mixed on last month’s announcement of board supplier GE Fanuc Embedded Systems’ intention to acquire SBS Technologies, which would create an embedded market giant able to go head-to-head with Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va.
One of the most crucial roles of the U.S. government is to share important military technologies with U.S. allies, and to keep these technologies out of the hands of the nation’s adversaries, says a top U.S. import/export official.
Major industry players demonstrated the first solutions to support the U.S. Navy’s Mission Reconfigurable Unmanned Undersea Vehicle System (MRUUVS) master plan during Navy League’s 2006 Sea-Air-Space exposition last month.
Researchers from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., have developed battery-powered miniature instruments that one day could be deployed in wireless sensor networks in airports, subway systems, and office buildings.
BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., will offer a new family of rugged hybrid signal processing boards based around the Altera Stratix II GX field programmable gate array (FPGA), company officials announced in March at the Military Technologies Conference (MTC) in Boston.
Experts at Hermetic Switch Inc. in Chickasha, Okla., have completed a technology analysis that weighs the strengths and weaknesses of four magnetic switching technologies-electromechanical reed and MEMS, and solid-state Hall and giant magnetoresistive (GMR) switches.
Engineers at Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif., are unveiling a processor-independent switched computing architecture with air- or liquid-cooling options for high-density mission-critical computing in hostile environments.
I read with much interest your Product Intelligence article in the March 2006 issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics concerning how military users are giving second thoughts to the needs for ruggedized laptop and notebook computers.
Designers of rugged liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) for military and aerospace applications have seen revolutionary changes in their industry over the past decade, and today are waiting to see what will be the next technological breakthrough.
The adoption of radio-frequency-identification (RFID) technology continues to gather momentum, and hardware and software spending will accelerate in late 2006 and 2007 as true benefits are documented, according to the analyst firm Gartner Inc. in Stamford, Conn.
Some 36,896 military and civil aircraft worth a trillion dollars are expected to be built throughout the world between 2005 and 2014, according to a study from the Teal Group, an analyst firm in Fairfax, Va.
Those designing high-performance embedded systems are starting to realize that the inability for cooling technologies to keep pace with the shrinking sizes and increasing capabilities of computer hardware threatens to bring Moore’s Law to a screeching halt.
Officials of dataMate Products in Chicago, a division of Methode Electronics, are expanding the company’s line of small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers for Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, and InfiniBand applications.
Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif., is offering the Wireless Personal Information Carrier (WPIC) system, a dog-tag-size device that is a wireless data-storage unit able to hold data representing as many as 20 years of medical records.
OTTO Controls in Carpentersville, Ill., a Division of OTTO Engineering, is releasing its T4-T tactile mini trim switch, a favorite among design engineers because the positive detent indicates circuit transfer to the operator.
Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is offering the company’s Integrity real-time operating-system support for the BAE Systems RAD750 radiation-hardened PowerPC processor and CompactPCI single-board computer.
New Pittman brand ELCOM ST “Series 1300” slotted brushless DC servomotors from PennEngineering Motion Technologies in Harleysville, Pa., can deliver power in a small and cost-effective package to satisfy application requirements where space may be minimal.
Officials of the Harris Corp. RF Communications division in Rochester, N.Y., are offering a sensor system that offers remote, unattended intrusion-detection and surveillance capabilities for protecting of military installations and perimeters, as well as for protecting borders and other assets associated with homeland defense.
Experts at Boeing, as the lead systems integrator for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat System (FCS), understood well the benefits-increased productivity, reduced errors, and lowered costs-of standardizing device development for large projects.
Jadoo Power Systems Inc. in Folsom, Calif., has delivered its IFS24 power system to the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at Mac Dill Air Force Base, Fla., fulfilling part of a contract signed in September 2004.
When engineers at Lockheed Martin’s Undersea Systems business in Syracuse, N.Y., began developing a solution for an international customer, they turned to Radstone Embedded Computing’s ICS Sensor Processing in Ottawa for embedded computer products.
Engineers at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., in their development of multifunction radios for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program, were in need of a flexible, yet efficient communications platform.
Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz., was charged with the task of finding the optimal antenna assembly for a current project, the Standard Missile-6 Extended Range Active Missile (SM-6 ERAM) program.
Designers at B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. in Redmond, Wash., set out to create a reliable, durable, and responsive device suitable for mission-critical applications in developing their Stealth 301 day-night color camera system.
Japan Airlines (JAL) International in Tokyo, having ordered 30 Boeing 737 next-generation series aircraft this year, sought to equip its long-range 737-800 jetliners with a top-mounted, low-profile antenna.
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...