Damian Kemp with Jane's International Defence Review met with Curtiss-Wright at Xponential 2016 to discuss UAV-focused data devices.
Mike Southworth discusses the groundbreaking SWaP-C reduction for processor and network switch systems are enabling UAS (unmanned aircraft system) and UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) platforms to expand their mission capabilities.
John McHale with Military Embedded Systems' April 2016 roundtable with industry experts looks at Safety Critical avionics trends.
John Keller with Military & Aerospace Electronics discusses embedded computing designers' need to take a systems approach to cooling high performance processor systems.
Shephard Media discusses Curtiss-Wright's Fortress flight data recorder with image recording capabilities.
Enabling technologies, such as micro-miniature connectors, low-power multicore processors, and computer-on-modules, are helping to drive smaller and lighter next-gen, rugged, SWaP-optimized mission computers for unmanned platforms, rotorcraft, and other applications.
Increasingly, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations are requiring that airborne electronics used in military applications meet the DO-254 safety certification standard.
While PC/104 has been around for decades it has never been healthier. Its main advantages - ruggedness, compact size, and modularity - have never been more in demand in the military electronics market, especially in unmanned systems.
Thanks to its longevity and modularity, the PC/104 standard continues to be popular with military system designers, especially, as their size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements continue to shrink.
Updated FPGA Mezzanine Card specification promises unparalleled I/O density, backward compatibility.