Volume 32, Issue 3

Photo (above): A Marine Corps F-35B Lightening fighter lands aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD-8) in the Indian Ocean.

Navy ship building and shipboard electronics strive to do more with less

March 31, 2021
U.S. naval fleet size falling behind that of China, as priorities emerge for new ballistic missile submarine, seagoing frigate, and unmanned undersea vehicles.
This VITA 48.4 liquid-flow-through ATR box from Elma Electronic has a 6U OpenVPX backplane to accommodate as many as eight computer boards and two VITA 62 plug-in power supplies.

The ever-shrinking world of small-form-factor embedded computing

March 31, 2021
New computer boards offer high performance, thermal management, and peripherals in a smaller size than 3U VPX, with artificial intelligence (AI) and GPGPU processing.