March 1, 2012 -- Aerospace and defense professionals, in the quest to do more with less, have turned their attentions to infusing systems new and old with robust, capable, efficient microprocessors. A wealth of high-performance computing options exist, however, causing systems architects and systems integrators to consider closely all options when selecting silicon.
A set of characteristics is fairly common across most aerospace and defense applications, whether an airborne platform, tactical radio, radar, or munition; yet, the value, or priority, of these characteristics can vary significantly depending on the application.
By Courtney E. Howard.
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