Due to shrinking Department of Defense (DoD) budgets and ever-decreasing platform size, the need to use common apertures and sensor chain elements for Electronic Warfare (EW) and radar systems is becoming a necessity. System developers must use common elements from Radio Frequency (RF) to processing to build such systems. The linchpin of these types of sensor-based systems is the I/O interface between the RF and processing elements. FPGAs have traditionally been used as this I/O interface, but now they are serving as an integral part of the processing subsystem on common EW radar systems.
GE Intelligent Platforms High Performance Embedded Computing takes advantage of the technologies and architectures widely deployed in commercial High Performance Computing environments, bringing to the embedded mil/aero world the advantage of their cost-effectiveness, proven performance and extensive support infrastructure and adding the ruggedness that enables them to be deployed in the most challenging situations. As sensor-derived data increases in volume, complexity and criticality, GE Intelligent Platforms HPEC platforms and subsystems from GE are helping mil/aero customers to solve some of todays most demanding problems.
Amid ongoing encouragement to implement open standards, reiterating the value of a common denominator fabric.