August 04, 2014

From 6U to 3U: Expand into new markets by leveraging existing hardware/software IP

For defense and aerospace prime contractors, recent changes in budgets and mission strategy have helped to make smaller platforms an increasingly attractive opportunity for growing their business,...

June 18, 2014

RapidIO, InfiniBand and Ethernet Each Find Their Place

Each boasting different strengths, histories and ecosystems, RapidIO, InfiniBand and Ethernet are all entrenched as valid fabric alternatives. Deciding which to use is a matter of picking the right...

June 12, 2014

Bringing enterprise-class Ethernet networking to rugged deployed systems

As the demand continues to grow for network connectivity all the way out to the individual warfighter at the network’s edge, aerospace and defense system designers must choose between alternative...

June 09, 2014

Future-proofing your high-density encrypted storage solution

Encrypted storage designers must plan ahead – taking into consideration the probable “creep” in requirements for storage, I/O, and encryption – when architecting a new system that requires...

May 14, 2014

PC/104 and UASs: The beauty of the system

Good things really do come in small packages: It’s as though small, lightweight PC/104-based subsystems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) for defense and aerospace applications were made for...

April 22, 2014

UAV payload designs turn to COTS

With SWaP so critical for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the goal is optimal design. By involving a COTS hardware supplier early in the system design process, the UAV system integrator can...

April 04, 2014

The View from on High: The Benefits of Integrated Video Management

The most effective video management systems (VMS) for airborne law enforcement platforms let crew members control all their video options, including sensor inputs, screen configuration, underlay...

March 27, 2014

Embedded Vanguard Blog: Optimizing deployed system design begins with dialogue

Today, defense and aerospace system integrators are under increasing schedule and budget pressure. While funding for new programs is harder to come by, the technical requirements for deployed...

March 10, 2014

"Keys" to COTS encrypting of data-at-rest

Data security is a major concern for all businesses these days. For deployed military applications, data security has always been a concern and thanks to new COTS options, data-at-rest security...

February 03, 2014

Intel integrated graphics in deployed defense systems

The graphics display support built directly into the latest generations of Intel Core i7 processors is now more than sufficient for providing video processing for many types of low- to mid-end...

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