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Making a case for small form factor embedded computing for military applications

Monday, June 1, 2020   (0 Comments)

By John Reis  |  May 26, 2020  |  Military Embedded Systems


Defense funding for unmanned and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is increasing by leaps and bounds, driving the need for computing systems to be smaller, faster, and more compatible. The demand for compatibility and commonality follows the convergence of open architecture initiatives like the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA), C4ISR/EW [electronic warfare] Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS), and Modular Open Radio Frequency Architecture (MORA), just to name a few.

The demand for AI is driving much of this trend toward small form factor (SFF) computing. Solutions that enable AI like Jetson and Movidious make it an easy transition into the smaller form factor realm by utilizing carrier boards and I/O solutions that will promote an advantage in reduced size, weight, and power – cost (SWaP-C). Intel and Nvidia are making this possible for the defense and aerospace market by supporting their chips sets on the embedded roadmap for 10 plus years. READ MORE...

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