The McHale Report Podcast

The McHale Report Podcast

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The Military Embedded Systems publications are the most complete resources for developers and integrators of embedded military systems. The Resource Guide, website, and the limited production magazine (this year mailed to 35,000 engineers, managers, de…


Small sats, custom microelectronics, and the end of Moore’s Law
Jun 4 • 17 min
Small satellites and their reduced size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) requirements are challenging microelectronics suppliers to deliver the performance of commercial technology while also maintaining reliability. In this podcast, I discuss these…
PODCAST: AI and signal processing trends in electronic warfare and radar applications
May 28 • 31 min
Electronic warfare and radar solutions are being driven by signal processing innovations such as the Xilinx RFSoC FPGA and OpenVPX computing solutions. These solutions are also enabling artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for electronic warfare,…
Defense industry response to COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 10 • 32 min
Defense companies, be they prime contractors, system integrators, or third-party commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) suppliers, are deemed essential businesses and allowed to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this doesn’t mean that their…
PODCAST: Defense avionics platforms benefit from FACE Technical Standard
Mar 30 • 17 min
The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard, created to enable reuse of software components across multiple avionics platforms, enables avionics systems designers to greatly reduce the cost of software development over the…
PODCAST: SOSA, Tri-Service Demo, AI and signal processing
Feb 19 • 29 min
Open architecture initiatives such as the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) effort are showing tremendous momentum at the start of 2020, as demonstrated by the turnout and enthusiasm of attendees at the Tri-Services Open Architecture…
C4ISR tech trends, RF innovation, AOC 2019 preview
Oct 25, 2019 • 19 min
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,…
Thermal management challenges in military systems
Sep 27, 2019 • 22 min
Thermal management of electronics in military systems is a continuous challenge for designers as the aircraft, ground systems, and naval platforms become more complex. In this podcast with thermal management expert Gerry Janicki, Vice President, Meggitt…
Military unmanned aircraft and counter-drone market update
Jun 28, 2019 • 42 min
The military unmanned aircraft market is considered a mature market, but a market that is growing in the U.S. and globally thanks to the increases in defense spending worldwide. The U.S. has made cyber and unmanned technology a priority, says Mike…
Driving open architectures in F-35 avionics and other military platforms.
May 10, 2019 • 17 min
Open architectures will make tech refreshes such as the latest avionics modernization (Technology Refresh 3 (TR3)) on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and other platforms much more efficient and cost effective in the long run. In the latest McHale Report…
Countering complex battlefield threats, faster DoD acquisition process, game-changing AI, and more
Jan 31, 2019 • 30 min
Lessons learned in combat situations like Ukraine and anti-access area denial (A2/AD) environments have given U.S. defense planners a better understanding of the technological capabilities of near peer adversaries such as Russia and China, how the U.S.…
RFSoC enabling radar/electronic warfare systems
Jun 11, 2018 • 19 min
The insatiable need for bandwidth and data from military radar and electronic warfare systems is continuing to put pressure on embedded signal processing designers to deliver innovation at the board and chip level. In this podcast, our guest, David Gamba,…
Speeding up DoD acquisition process, military AI applications, DoD budget increase
Apr 26, 2018 • 27 min
The U.S. Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request is considerably higher than last year with more funding slated for upgrades of air, land, and sea platforms. In this podcast with Mike MacPherson, Vice President, Strategic Planning,…
Deciphering the counter-UAV market
Apr 5, 2018 • 29 min
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are proliferating beyond the battlefield into the commercial and consumer markets. However, many see them as more a threat than a benefit. As a result a market for counter-UAV technology has spun out and is…
Military Embedded Systems - Cognitive radio, spectrum management, SDR tech development
Feb 28, 2018 • 28 min
Cognitive radio and spectrum management continue to drive innovation among military communication system designers to enable more capability and faster decision making for warfighters. Efficient spectrum management is becoming especially important as the…
Military Embedded Systems - Open standards for the Department of Defense
Jan 31, 2018 • 14 min
The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to embrace open architecture designs and open standards to enable more commonality in military sensor systems, vehicle electronics, radar, electronic warfare, and others. This was quite evident during the Embedded…