Military, Aerospace, Government - Top Picks

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    Armed forces around the globe are looking for systems with high performance, low size, weight, and power (SWaP), excellent interoperabilty and cost containment, and strong reliability and security.  Suppliers to military, aerospace, and government face increased challenges to deliver such advanced systems on time and within budget.   I am providing links to some community posts on this topic that I think are particularly useful:




    Article:  Highly Parallel HPEC Platforms

    Read about overcoming the challenges in optimizing I/O throughput for high performance in Mil/Aero applications.  


    White paper:  Transforming the Military Embedded Computing Landscape

    Learn how the military is increasingly embracing technologies and building blocks from the commercial world to increase operational capabilities within the SWaP constraints of today’s most demanding programs.  


    Blog:  Expanding ISR Across the Battlefield

    Radar, signals intelligence, and electro optical/infrared capabilities of sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems require abundant, high throughput, low latency real-time processing power.  Learn how Intel® processor-based systems meet these needs.  


    White paper:  The Internet of Things for Defense

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is today’s commercial effort to integrate technical and commercial information-generating components to provide device and system intelligence. Learn about the new opportunities in the defense sector from the commercialization of IoT.


    Blog:  Optimizing Mil/Aero Image and Signal Processing

    Mil/Aero applications have computationally intensive image and signal processing requirements calling for high levels of floating-point data precision. Learn about the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 instruction set feature of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family.


    White paper:  AdvancedMC: The “New” Long-Established Small Form Factor Architecture

    Many applications require small form factor solutions for networking/communications, control, and MIL systems. Read about a proven, long-established open standard architecture for these requirements.


    Blog:  Sub-Second Boots for Mil/Aero Applications

    See how an Intel® processor boots in half-second by combining the Intel® Firmware Support Package with an optimization of coreboot*, an open source extended firmware platform, and SeaBIOS, an open source implementation of a 16-bit X86 BIOS.


    Blog: Extended Temperature Solutions for SFF Mil/Aero

    Check out boards that deliver on extended temperature, vibration and shock, as well as size, weight and power (SWaP)- based on the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family, with 1-4 cores, power from 3 to 10 watts and operating temperature range from -40º C to +85º C.


    Article:  Scalable Standards for Mil-Aero Design

    Find out why Intel® processor-based commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware is being deployed everywhere from handheld devices to high-performance computing centers and how to take advantage of this trend.


    Article:  Optimizing Unmanned Vehicle Thermal Performance

    Unmanned vehicles need a leap in efficiency for next-generation missions. Check out a solution that uses the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family to boost throughput up to 4x without increasing thermal budgets.


    Click here to browse for Military, Aerospace and Government computing solutions (including hardware and software elements of a MAG system) based on Intel® architecture from Intel’s trusted embedded ecosystem, the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. 




    J. Felix McNulty

    Community Moderator

    Intel® Embedded Community

    (Intel contractor)