Graphics and video processing advancing quickly because of networking and GPU enabling technologies

Embedded computing capability to process graphics quickly and efficiently is more important for aerospace and defense applications today than ever before. Moving maps, imaging sensors, and icon overlays on maps and images are only a few of the applications driving graphics-processing boards for military uses.

In a happy coincidence, moreover, the ability to process graphics-particularly for demanding military and aerospace applications-is easier and more accessible today than it ever has been in the past, thanks to commodity graphics-processing chips and accompanying software that makes once-complex graphics applications nearly as easy to program as C software code.