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March 2004

Industry Watch

Integrated Modeling Environment Constructs High-Fidelity Plant and Controller Models

Over the past decade, the development of guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) systems has come to rely increasingly on modeling and simulation techniques. Properly applied,Read More...

Mixed FPGA/Processor Platforms Accelerate Software Algorithms

The use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in high-performance embedded applications has gained in popularity in recent years. FPGAs have proven themselves capable of handling Read More...

Publisher's Letter

Switched Fabrics Slow on the Uptake

Switched Fabrics have been in the news for the past three or four years now, yet outside of switched Ethernet, there’s been little large-scale deployment in the embedded marRead More...

Software & Development Tools

Choosing and Taking Full

Choosing a CPU for an embedded product is tricky. The team set with the task of choosing a target architecture must ask a number of important questions. How fast does it need to be? HRead More...

On-Chip Debug Provides Insight

The basic method of debug for many years was the ROM monitor, a stripped down version of today’s “board support package.” The ROM monitor was software that residRead More...

Tech Feature

Common Platform Concept Enriches HA Apps

The winds of change continue to build momentum in the massive communications infrastructure market. The convergence of data and communication networks is ramping up, and next-geneRead More...

ATCA/AMC: The Backbone for Telecom High Availability

Component suppliers have been chasing telecom OEMs (TEMs) for more than two decades, trying to get them to outsource basic infrastructure such as chassis, board-level products (blRead More...

High Availability: A Game of Tradeoffs

Ask ten engineers what high availability means and you’ll likely get at least nine different answers. However, most agree that high-availability (HA) systems are concerned wRead More...

Technology in Context

New Signal Conditioners Do More Than Amplify and Filter Data

Measuring an analog signal with a PC requires analog-to-digital conversion. Ensuring that those analog signals or sensor measurements are acquired accurately, reliably and safely Read More...