To address the broad range of perils faced by the modern war fighter, defense electronics are growing increasingly sophisticated with additional sensor subsystems detecting, analyzing, and responding to potentially threatening scenarios. To do so, each of these subsystems requires data acquisition, digitization, processing, and storage modules. These highly complex subsystems together yield a massive volume of data to be processed in short periods of time. From a system-level architecture perspective, designers face a dilemma where they must integrate additional components and circuitry into a fixed allocation of board space. Missions requiring smaller and lighter weight form factors push the designer to the challenging goal of adding even more functionality while reducing overall system size and weight. In summary, many mission objectives can only be achieved with increasingly feature-rich electronic systems more tightly packed into the smallest of physical footprints.