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- XMC Board Uses FPGA and ADCs for Comprehensive GSM Monitoring (COTS Journal)
- The digital conversation requires the marriage of two key technologies: analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and FPGAs.
- VITA 49 Radio Transport: The new software radio protocol (VITA Technologies)
- VRT protocol improves interoperability, maintainability, and upgradability.
- Seven Technology Trends Driving Military Design Choices (COTS Journal)
- To keep its technological edge, the defense industry must continue to leverage the best technologies grown from the consumer and commercial computing realms. Seven of these trends will dominate this year.
- Successful Trajectory to Deliverable System (Embedded Systems Engineering)
- Increasing complexity and new trends - FPGA devices with embedded processors; data converters that use JESD 204B gigabit serial interfaces, to name just two - continue to make life interesting for systems integrators.
- High-Speed Interfaces Pushing Optical Connectivity (Electronic Design)
- Optical Links Provide Many Advantages for Military Systems (COTS Journal)
- SDR Security and Shared Spectrum Challenges (Military Embedded Systems)
- Aerospace engineers opt for Optical Technologies (Interactive Intelligence)
- Embedded computing community seeks to push I/O speeds in exploring new frontier of optical interconnects (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
- COTS procurement, 20 years after the Perry Memo (Military Embedded Systems)
- New RF Strategies for Software Radio (Aerospace and Defense Technology)
- Strategies for Successful VPX System Design (Embedded Systems Engineering)
- Small Form Factor Strategies for Military Embedded Systems (Aerospace and Defense Technology)
- VPX Optical Interfaces Boost System Capabilities (RTC Magazine)
- The Signal Processing Challenges in Radar and Software-Defined Radio (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
- VPX Board Utilizes VITA 66.4 Optical Backplane (Electronic Design)
- ReadyFlow Tools Enhance Cobalt User Experience (Electronic Design)
- Functional Connectivity MRI Helps Measure Brain Activity (Electronic Design)
- 10 GbE Digital Recording Feeds Demands from Wideband Sensors (COTS Journal)
- Will Optics Spell The Death Of The Copper Backplane? (Electronic Design)
- Working on Remote RF Remotely (Electronic Products)
- Cooling Strategies for Real-Time Embedded Systems (Design News)
- Strategies for pushing software radio closer to the antenna (Military Embedded Systems)
- Military Embedded Systems
- Rugged Laptops and Workstations Enable a Net-Centric Military (COTS Journal)
- MicroTCA / AMC Solutions for Real-Time Data Acquisition (RTC Magazine)
- Virtex-7 FPGA technology boosts radar performance (Military Embedded Systems)
- The latest Virtex-7 FPGAs from Xilinx deliver significant benefits for radar systems compared to previous-generation devices.
- FPGAs Drive Digital I/O Solutions (RTC Magazine)
- Harnessing FPGAs for beamforming software radio systems (EE Publishers)
- FPGAs Pave New Processing Paths for VPX and VME Systems (COTS Journal)
- Unmanned vehicles push wireless, but lack in multicore (EET)
- Design roundup: software-defined radio (EET)
- Time carefully the adoption of your next-generation processor (EDN)
- Using PCIe & intelligent DMA to achieve blazing data rates in real-time recording instruments (EET)
- New Virtex-7 FPGAs boost software radio performance (VME & Critical Systems)
- Software-Defined Radio system performance looks to improve, thanks to the advanced power reduction, increased DSP engines, improved buffering, and faster interfaces of Xilinx's Virtex-7.
- Harnessing FPGAs for Beamforming Software Radio Systems (Embedded Technology)
- Over the past 20 years, software defined radio techniques have not only revolutionized radar and communications systems, but they have also boosted system performance levels. One of the most widely-deployed and technically challenging operations in these systems is beamforming.
- Putting OpenVPX to Work (Embedded Technology)
- Migrating to VPX - Without leaving VME behind (VME & Critical Systems)
- VPX swr radio handles 16 bits at 200 MHz (Electronic Products)
- Understanding Virtex FPGAs (Embedded Technology Magazine)
- VPX and VXS System-Level Switched Fabric Strategies (COTS Journal)
- Interview with Rodger Hosking on Signal Processing (Open Architecture Review)
- FPGAs vs. ASICs/ASSPs in the digital down-converter (FPGA Central)
- New FPGAs Transform Real-Time Systems Architectures (RTC Magazine)
- PRODUCT HOW-TO: Building an FPGA-based Digital Down (Programmable Logic DesignLine)
- Signal Processing Rides the IP Core Wave (COTS Journal)
- IP cores are proving the perfect platform for military signal processing functions. FPGA and embedded board vendors are leading the charge with a comprehensive set of solutions.
- C6000 vs. PowerPC for signal processing application development (Boards & Solutions Magazine)
- The C6000 DSPs from TI and PowerPC G4 procerssors from Motoroa can deliver some of the highest performance processing power currently available in silicon today.
- Pentek to offer eCOS RTOS on PowerPC (Embedded Systems Europe)
- Pentek is the first vendor to port eCos (Embedded Configurable Operating System), to the Motorola G4 PowerPC processor.
- Undersampling Simplifies Wireless Control Systems (RTC Magazine)
- Wireless control involves moving accurately from the analog to the digital realm. A technique called undersampling can simplify the sesign of the conversion proscess and produce better accuracy.
- VXS to solve even most challenging data transfer requirements (Boards & Solutions Magazine)
- VXS is the switched serial backplane fabric for VMEbus promising to solve even the most challenging data transfer requirements.
- FPGA Cores Enhance Radar Pulse (COTS Journal)
- Numerous obstacles and tradeoffs are inherent in digital pulse compression design. Specialized FPGA IP cores help smooth the way.
- VXS: A High-Performance VMEbus Switched Serial Fabric (Embedded Edge Magazine)
- Now well into its third decade of widespread deployment, VMEbus continues as the dominant bus structure for high-performance embedded systems.
- Use FPGA resources to boost radar system performance (RF Design)
- FPGAs Revolutionize Mezzanine Boards (RTC Magazine)
- New FPGAs tackle real-time DSP tasks for defense applications (Boards & Solutions Magazine)
- Products, Optimism Abound At Bus & Board Conference (Embedded 365)
- Bus & Board Conference Coverage on the Model 6821
- University of Washington Employs Pentek Digital Signal Processing System in Leading-Edge Imaging Research (VMEbus Systems Magazine)
- Since the early 90´s researchers at the University of Washington and IBM have been involved in developing a practical technology for imaging the 3-dimensional structure of individual molecules.
- XMC Delivers a Future-Proof Mezzanine Standard (RTC Magazine)
- FPGAs Are They Really Worth It? (VME and Critical Systems Magazine)
- FPGAs and DSPs square off in military designs (Military & Aerospace Magazine)
- Industry Article on FPGAs with quote from Rodger Hosking.
- EDN HOT 100 Products (EDN Magazine)
- Tools Target Real-Time Data Acquisition Systems (RTC Magazine)
- Features and Benefits of FPGA-based DDCs (Electronic Engineering Times Asia)
- Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems (VME and Critical Systems Magazine)
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