Critical Thoughts

GDCA: Celebrating 25 Years of Legacy Support

By GDCA | May 1, 2012

1987 takes us back: a dozen eggs were 65 cents, a gallon of gas was 89 cents, you and the family may have tuned-in to watch the premiere of a […]

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Does the prospect of overstocking kill your critical embedded systems?

By GDCA | April 11, 2012

2011 wasn’t an easy year for DRAM manufacturers. The move from notebooks towards tablets and technology using NAND flash did nothing to bolster a struggling semiconductor industry. In this type […]

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Vehicle Electronics and the U.S. Army’s New VICTORY Standard

By GDCA | April 4, 2012

Like the image to the side, modern combat vehicle electronics can resemble a bowl of hardware spaghetti.  Different “bolt-on” devices and adaptors are stitched together by multiple suppliers who may […]

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Condition-Based-Maintenance (CBM): The leading edge of proactive sustainment

By GDCA | March 1, 2012

Defense Maintenance & Sustainment Summit (DMS 2012) February 27-29, 2012, | La Jolla, California It was my first time attending WBR’s Defense Maintenance & Sustainment Summit, and it was fascinating […]

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What does obsolesence, trains, and Embedded World 2012 have in common?

By GDCA | February 29, 2012

I must admit, I’m looking forward to the upcoming Embedded World 2012 presentation on Model Based Design and Testing of Embedded Systems for the Train & Transportation Industry by Franck […]

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Medical Design & Manufacturing West

By GDCA | February 22, 2012

The conference that was bigger than I even imagined. As any business owner knows, you are always going to find new conferences, events, or trade shows you didn’t know about, […]

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Could Stephen Hawking’s voice go end-of-life (EOL)?

By GDCA | February 8, 2012

Whether  you’re checking out his illuminating talks on the nature of the universe, theoretical cosmology and quantum gravity; watching him play himself on Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Simpsons and Futurama; or […]

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Reflecting on VITA’s Embedded Tech Trends (ETT 2012)

By GDCA | January 18, 2012

Following its development in the late 1970s by Motorola, VME bus continues to see wide use across many different equipment industries today. In fact, the first COTS VME boards to […]

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Remanufacturing thwarts obsolescence in mission-critical systems – Millitary Embedded Systems

By Siku Thompson | May 9, 2008

The resolution of obsolescence for mission-critical electronics systems is of utmost importance. Obsolescence issues affect almost every electronics system that is maintained long-term. Arlin describes specific issues and suggests solutions […]

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