Military Embedded Systems

PODCAST: C4ISR tech trends, RF innovation, AOC 2019 preview


October 25, 2019

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Today the U.S. military and its allies face adversaries who are much more sophisticated in electronic warfare, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar jamming, and other areas. To counter these threats designers of U.S. command and control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems are adding more innovation in C4ISR designs through RF and embedded computing technology. In this podcast with Sean D'Arcy, Director, Aerospace & Defense, Analog Devices, he discusses these challenges, the push toward spectrum dominance, innovation in RF and microwave technology, and how open standards initiatives are enabling the U.S. to maintain its superiority in C4ISR technology across multiple domains. He also offers a preview of what attendees of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) 2019 event in Washington are likely to learn about regarding electronic warfare, spectrum management, artificial intelligence, and much more.

This podcast is sponsored by:

Pentek, the leader in providing high-performance wideband and narrowband software defined radio (SDR) board, recorder, and system level solutions. For more information about Pentek go to For more information on recording system strategies view the “Development Tactics and Techniques for Small Form Factor RF Signal Recorders” white paper.

and also by:
Abaco Systems, who recognize that as a concept, C4ISR has been around for a long time. Over that time, its meaning hasn’t changed – it’s still about situational awareness, delivering the information war fighters need in order to make the best decisions. What’s changed, though, are two things:  increasingly diverse as well as increasingly numerous threats. Second: Responding to those threats now demands enormous increases in computing capability. Abaco is responding by enabling C4ISR systems to acquire ever more data from sensors, process it at high speeds and turn it into meaningful, actionable information in as close to real time as possible. For more information go to


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