August 19, 2014

Modular Approach, Scalability and Tradeoffs in Rugged COTS Data Storage Selection

Data gathering and storage device components must frequently be deployed in harsh military environments onboard platforms such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and armored vehicles, all of...

May 12, 2014

Thinking Outside of the Box: Optimizing System Design with Embedded Expertise

One frequently overlooked strategy that can significantly aid a system integrator’s efforts to develop an optimal system solution, especially when confronted with space, weight and power (SWaP)...

March 05, 2014

The Benefits of Integrated Video Management

The most effective video management systems (VMS) for airborne law enforcement surveillance enable a platform’s crew members to control their video options – such as sensor inputs, screen...

March 03, 2014

The Cure for the System Test & Qualification Headache: Pre-Qualified Systems Slash Design Risk, Lower Costs, and Speed Deployment

Previously qualified systems are ideal for use as the cornerstone of future development. With their inherently lower risk and cost-effectiveness, pre-qualified integrated systems enable system...

February 19, 2014

Fabric40: An Introduction

This white paper is the first in a series about the benefits of using the latest 40 Gbps interconnects for use in defense and aerospace rugged deployed COTS systems.

January 20, 2014

Fabric40 OpenVPX Signal Integrity: Gen3 OpenVPX Backplanes Supporting 10.3 Gbaud Signaling in OpenVPX Systems

The near doubling of bandwidth resulting from the increase in signaling rates from 6.25 Gbaud to greater than 10 Gbaud (from Gen2 to Gen3 signaling) brings with it significant design challenges as...

January 02, 2014

Addressing Common COTS Misconceptions

This white paper discusses several misconceptions about the ability of COTS products and vendors to satisfy certain technical or program management requirements.

December 18, 2013

Durability of COTS Modules in Tactical Fighter Environments

The ability of COTS electronic modules to meet the environmental requirements of tactical fighter jets has long been questioned, with one of the primary concerns being vibration survivability.

December 10, 2013

Application Note: Next Generation Graphics Display Modules Help Drive Embedded Training

Embedded COTS technology is helping to transform military training systems. Open architecture 3U small form factor processing is making it possible to deploy high-performance simulation/emulation...

November 22, 2013

High-performance Converters and VPX: Bridging the RF-to-Digital Divide

While defense systems are far from the first to realize the benefits of digital technology, they nevertheless obtain extraordinary benefits from it. However, one of greatest challenges remains the...

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