NVIDIA'S Tegra K1: A Game-Changer for Rugged Embedded Computing

GPU technology is already making significant inroads into applications such as radar, sonar and ISR that can readily benefit from the very high degree of parallelism offered by graphics processors. The extensive compute capability offered by GPU technology has, however, challenges with power consumption and heat dissipation – a concern in smaller, lighter weight platforms that do not have significant power at their disposal and that are problematic to cool. But: the limitations of deploying GPU technology in SWaP-constrained environments were largely eliminated when, earlier this year, NVIDIA® announced that Abaco Systems was its preferred provider of rugged solutions, destined for harsh, challenging environments, based on the Tegra® K1.