Nothing new: Military users demand more performance and low power from SBC designs


The major trend in the military Single Board Computer (SBC) market continues to be the demand from system integrators for greater processing performance and lower size, weight, and power in SBC designs. Meanwhile, the venerable VMEbus finds a small resurgence as funding increases for military retrofit programs.

Wars may end or extend, defense budgets may shrink or grow, and elected officials will come and go, but designers of military electronic systems will always want Single Board Computers (SBCs) with more performance and lower power in smaller and smaller designs.