Military Embedded Systems


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Application-ready platform choices expand rugged application possibilities - Story

July 04, 2015
Defense OEMs must find a way to cost-effectively meet mounting data throughput and processing needs with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms in smaller form factors. Application-ready systems that have been ruggedized for reliability in extreme military settings instill confidence with high availability by effectively addressing the significant power densities generated at the board, chassis, and system levels.

Microprocessor-based VPX platforms enable advanced signal processing - Story

January 17, 2014
Improved power-to-performance ratios with multicore processors in VPX systems are boosting viability and reducing reliance on the high costs of FPGA development. Since they fundamentally change the way signal processing is implemented, parallel-rate microprocessors do away with hand-coding threads and math algorithms and more efficiently bring together powerful computing platforms that can take full advantage of state-of-the-art processor features. (Lead image: U.S. Army Spc. Nathan Williams from the 263rd Army Air Missile Defense Command deploys a Sentinel radar system. Radar systems like Sentinel depend on high-performance signal processing systems. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force.)

Managing obsolescence with PMC, XMC, and FMC mezzanine solutions - Story

September 10, 2013
PMC, XMC, and FMC transition custom legacy system designs effectively and enable IP reusability for OEMs.

Managing the military component obsolescence paradox: When new performance levels are needed after EOL - Story

December 05, 2012
Long-term delivery assurance, replace or upgrade programs, or shifting architectures are each an effective means of adding longevity to established legacy systems, and primarily depend on evolving performance demands. Competitive design options allow proactivity in managing obsolescence of critical applications - while focusing on improving performance.
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