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The embedded marketplace has seen many gyrations over the last 20 years. The ever-changing roles and scopes of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have created a diverse level of requirements. These shifts place increasing pressure on standards groups to develop and market ever-evolving and pioneering technologies that serve not only short-term needs but, in many cases, long-term viability and upgradability.

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Source: Yahoo News PC/104 featured. Among the most innovative technologies the Navy is rolling out is an “autonomous” boat that can drive itself under the control of a sophisticated computer module hardly larger than a Rubik’s cube. There is absolutely

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Unmanned vehicles, throughout their long history, have typically been focused around the military and national security industries. The initial use of these vehicles was simple: To remove humans from high-risk situations and go to places where humans could not. In the beginning, unmanned vehicle …

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By integrating PCI Express into the tried and true PC/104 stackable format, the powerful PCIe/104 architecture was born. By enabling lane shifting of the PCI Express links, system developers gain an elegant way to blend flexibility and high performance.

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PC/104-based systems are handling processing and networking duties on many Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) flying missions around the globe today: Several examples include serving as mission computers on the MQ-5B Hunter and acting as mobile network router systems on the Predator.

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By integrating PCI Express into the tried and true PC/104 stackable format, the powerful PCIe/104 architecture was born. By enabling lane shifting of the PCI Express links, system developers gain an elegant way to blend flexibility and high performance.

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Choosing an embedded architecture for your system can be a daunting task. It necessitates an alignment of your short- and long-term requirements with the design tradeoffs of each available embedded architecture. Generally, you can classify these architectures as stackable, card cage, and…

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Foot traffic was down at MILCOM 2013 in San Diego, perhaps due to reduced Department of Defense (DoD) travel budgets, or hard feelings about the lack of exhibitor refunds following the cancellation of MILCOM 2012, or both. However, low foot traffic doesn’t necessarily translate to a bad show, and several exhibitors noted several productive client meetings.

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This issue deals with in-vehicle and industrial applications, which means the discussion of how the PC/104 architecture has been and continues to be used has become that much more broad. But to try and address these fields in their entirety would fill novels.

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Interoperability, mechanical ruggedness, and limited Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) are precursors of every new military/avionics system design, but an evolving military landscape also requires improved bus speeds for applications like HD video transmission. In response, a recent revision to the …

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