Latest Intel Processors, Chipset Provide Dramatic Embedded Improvements

The January 2011 release of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors, formerly code-named Sandy Bridge, provide the embedded military-aerospace computing arena with new opportunities for improved performance. The new dual-and quad-core processors, as well as the Intel 6 Series chipset, effectively double the potential computing and graphics capabilities within the same power envelope. In concert, these gains make the new Core i7 family even more attractive for use in military and aerospace platforms constrained in size, weight and power (SWaP). This white paper looks at how the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors have the potential to dramatically improve embedded computing capabilities in a wide range of military and aerospace applications.