Military Embedded Systems

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High-definition sensors drive video compression - Story

February 20, 2012
With the limited bandwidth of Ethernet, H.264 compression has become a 'must have' when streaming real-time video with high-definition sensors.

Enhancing MIL-STD-1553's bit rate - Story

December 16, 2011
EBR-1553 enhances the Mbps of MIL-STD-1553 at the subsystem level as new technologies emerge.

COTS technologies ready for UAV deployment - Story

October 12, 2011
With government funding on the decline, COTS-based technologies are filling the UAV niche.

Many-core processor devices head for advanced sensors - Story

September 02, 2011
Many-core maintains Moore's Law with innovative architectures for the future of advanced sensor systems.

Supercomputers drive high-performance embedded multiprocessing - Story

July 25, 2011
Open standards/off-the-shelf drivers and middleware expand multicomputing architectural capability in HPCs.

Integrators save with preconfigured subsystems - Story

June 20, 2011
COTS application-ready subsystems live up to their names by keeping risk and time to deployment low and technology readiness high.

Enhancing platform protection with a digital receiver/exciter - Story

April 29, 2011
SWaPping out analog: DREs embedded in VPX and other modules pack enough Digital RF Memory punch at low enough SWaP to equip rugged, small platforms with mission-critical ECM.

SBCs gain 256-bit vector processing - Story

April 11, 2011
The architecture of the newest generation of Core i7 processors allows a range of AVX-based Digital Signal Processing capability for SBCs.

Mezzanines continue to evolve - Story

February 21, 2011
SBC designers need to anticipate both a large number of mezzanine vendors and future growth in performance and capability, and must address overspecification and unused resource issues to create a standard, long-term future.

COTS delivers high performance and low power - Story

December 09, 2010
A typical off-the shelf SBC dissipates 35 to 75 W, ultimately reaching more than 100 W when tucked into a subsystem; however, low-power processors like the Atom can cut power dissipation by a factor of three, while proffering Celeron or Pentium M performance.

Military moves applications to Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture - Story

October 06, 2010
The Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA) is an ideal platform for air traffic control, battlefield command, C4ISR surveillance systems, and naval combat systems, potentially displacing many less reliable commercial-based solutions.

DSP libraries boost Intel's Core i7 performance - Story

September 10, 2010
No longer overshadowed by the high volumes of fixed-point applications in digital and mobile telephony, floating-point DSP has moved back to center stage to boost Core i7 performance.

MIL-STD-1553's longevity is well deserved - Story

August 11, 2010
The MIL-STD-1553 databus protocol still holds a strong position on military platforms, even after almost 40 years of deployment. The impetus: deterministic, real-time capabilities and reliability, in addition to a vast installed base. These ensure that 1553 will be around for quite a long time.

Multicore packet processors boost system and I/O performance - Story

July 14, 2010
Multicore packet processors can be successfully adopted from other markets because they meet the military's sustainable, long-term commitment needs in addition to being high performance.

Clustered GPUs closing in on supercomputer performance - Story

May 31, 2010
Pairing multiple GPUs with a single CPU creates offers even greater performance than the typical one-to-one relationship between the two.

Enhancing target tracking in critical applications - Story

April 16, 2010
By using the latest generation of low-power, mixed media processing devices developed for the 3G smartphone market, an embedded tracker can be optimized for both performance and a platform?s vital Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) characteristics.

VITA 65 clarifies VPX interoperability profiles - Story

February 11, 2010
VPX?s innate flexibility spawns the need for module and backplane vendors to classify product capabilities in a compatible way to move closer to universal interoperability. And OpenVPX (VITA 65) does just that.

Packet processors to speed and protect military networks - Story

December 22, 2009
The constant flow of information through shared network-based applications such as situational awareness, voice/data communications, and signals intelligence/surveillance is an essential element of today?s sophisticated information-centric warfare environment. To meet the demands for growth, commercial networks employ packet processors to perform a broad range of tasks to manage networks, offload performance-sapping tasks such as encryption, and inspect payload content at 10 Gbps line speeds and more.

Releasing the processing potential of GPUs - Story

October 27, 2009
High-performance Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have evolved from fixed-function graphics execution units to SIMD processors. Now, the key to implementing GPU processing lies in a new generation of tools including CUDA, OpenCL, and more to integrate code development across heterogenous CPU/GPU architectures.

COTS vendors step up to new multicore processors - Story

September 23, 2009
Multicore devices have been on the market awhile, but they are not yet widely used in real-time embedded applications. However, the desire for improved performance with less power in a smaller package is driving new multicore device designs.
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