The Future of High-Performance Embedded Computing
Much of the innovation in high-performance embedded computing starts with microprocessors.
Guest Blog: From Evangelism to Mandate: The Rise of MOSA
For many COTS [commercial off-the-shelf] vendors and VITA members, the Tri-Service Memo issued in January 2019 by the secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force was the highest validation of several decades of their combined efforts.
100-Gigabit Ethernet Done Right
COTS suppliers have focused on increasing connectivity speeds within and between systems for decades, following the introduction of the VPX standard.
Tactical Decision-Making Demands Increasing Speeds and Volume of Data Processing
For defense applications, responsiveness, accuracy, and precision have never been more critical to mission success.
A Tour of VITA AFT Cooling Standards in 2023
For critical and intelligent deployed embedded modules, air-flow-through (AFT) cooling describes an approach that brings the coolant much closer to heat-generating electronics than standard conduction-cooled approaches.
The Evolving Use of Multicore Processors in Avionics
Power, reliability and real-time computing capabilities are just some of the advantages of using multicore processors.
Open or Out: U.S. Military Requirements for Modular Open Systems Architectures
Now that the Army has chosen its preferred Future Long Range Assault Aircraft in Bell’s V-280 advanced tiltrotor, the race is on to populate it with mission systems that will allow the machine to operate through adversaries’ sophisticated air defense systems.
Optimizing 100G VPX
Currently, there are two options for VITA 46.30 connectors: the TE Connectivity RT3 and Amphenol R-VPX EVO2 connectors, both of which meet the ANSI/VITA 46.30 standard intended for 100G (4-lanes @ 25 Gbaud) systems, and potentially beyond.
The Next Generation of Open-systems Embedded Computing Standards
The SOSA technical standard for embedded computing hardware and software is beginning to provide tangible benefits for early adopters.
Rugged Computers Take on the Shock and the Heat
Designers of rugged embedded computing systems, laptop computers, and tablet computers balance the need to operate in harsh conditions, as well as meet growing requirements for open-systems standards.
DoD’s MOSA Mandate Drives CMOSS Approach to A-PNT
The U.S. Army’s Mounted Assured PNT System (MAPS) program was initiated to replace existing GPS receivers and antennas in most of the Army’s ground vehicle variants.
Thermal-Management Techniques Take-on the Heat
It's nearly impossible to use power efficiently enough to eliminate waste heat altogether. Enhancing efficiency can help reduce waste heat -- but only to a degree.