Mike Southworth looks at how the recent introduction of Intel's first Xeon System-on-a-Chip (SoC) device, the Xeon-D (codenamed "Broadwell DE"), dramatically changes the range of options for designers of high-performance small-form-factor (SFF) mission computers.
Aaron Frank and Ivan Straznicky look at VITA 47. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard VITA 47 gives system integrators a baseline for reliable and rugged products.
The Xeon-D SoC has more cores and threads per CPU (up to 16 cores/32 threads), helping designers upgrade mission computers without the SWaP concerns.
The newly ratified ANSI/VITA 48.8 standard looks to reduce the dependence on conduction cooling for 3U and 6U circuit cards with VPX connectors.
Paul Davis looks at how CSfC allows system designers to now deploy a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution with encrypted data protection for Type 1 products reducing time and cost.
John Kelleher from Military & Aerospace looks at how two U.S. standards organizations have ratified an open-systems specification for advanced air-flow-through cooling in high-performance embedded computing, RF and microwave applications.
John McHale speaks to Mike Southworth about COM Express, the fastest growing standard, thanks to its flexibility and reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) characteristics.
Tammy Carter looks at how debugging tools are expanding the ability to produce quality and more robust software for HPEC systems.
Don McKay, Curtiss-Wright speaks to Helen Haxell about developing a manual aircraft securing and traversing (MAST) handling system, which is expected to be utilized by navies around the world.
Rick Hearn looks at cost-effective, reliable avionics solutions that support DO-254 and DO-178 certification.