Mezzanine Processors: Lighten your Single Board Computer Footprint to Zero
Today’s continued push for smaller and faster is driving innovation. Autonomous airborne platforms have now become small enough to be launched by hand, and contain sophisticated electronics to support complex processing requirements such as surveillance video analysis and compression, recording and transmission, independent navigation and flight control, as well as automatic collision avoidance and return-to-base logistics. Larger platforms have similar requirements and higher levels of processing capabilities.
Common to all these platforms is a relentless need to focus on size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimization. Smaller, lighter, and more power-efficient processing becomes the starting mantra, and new and innovative solutions are needed to meet these requirements. When considered as part of a larger embedded architecture solution, mezzanine processors offer the system designer considerable flexibility to add powerful processing capabilities in industry-recognized rugged COTS formats.
This white paper examines the benefits of mezzanine processors, and illustrates several examples where a mezzanine processor can offer significant SWaP benefits to the aerospace and defense industry while still meeting the COTS mandate of government acquisition strategies.
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- XMC Processors, Mezzanine Processors
- Small single board computers
- Intel Skylake SBC
- Intel Xeon processor
- Intel Atom Bay Trail processor
- NXP P2020 processor
- System on Chip
- High performance low power processing
- Rugged SWaP computer
- VITA 32
- VITA 42
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