VPX, Rugged Computers, FPGAs
Intel’s latest crop of desktop and server CPUs might dislodge the PowerPC from embedded applications.
The prestige of having the highest performance mainstream microprocessor is still at stake, but processor giants Intel and AMD seem to be foolishly streamlining their product offerings to focus on winning this epic conquest.
Has COTS worked, or has crummy old technology survived? There are examples for both sides.
In the embedded business we pay close attention to the industry trade consortia and their associated standards. Organizations such as PICMG, the PC/104 Consortium, and VITA factor heavily into our editorial coverage of open standards from AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI, to PC/104 and EPIC Express, to VME64 and VPX. But I was recently reminded that there are lots of other standards organizations and their associated open standards whose activities have an effect on the electronic and software content in military programs.