Managing Mil Tasks With Multicore Processors

(Defense Electronics): The growing number of low-power microprocessors with multiple cores is providing military designers with numerous options in terms of how the computer processing is segmented in their systems. Military electronics applications such as phased-array radars and software-defined radios (SDRs) require a great deal of computer processing power, and circuit and systems designs have long leaned heavily on multicore processors and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for the computational power. Many of these applications are pushing processors into the supercomputing realm, also known as high-performance computing (HPC). One of the challenges is providing the processing power without adding to the input supply power, and companies such as Adapteva (www.adapteva.com) and BittWare (www.bittware.com) offer low-power, high-performance solutions that target this space. Full Article

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