In this era of HD video the pressure is on system developers to make sure the video capture phase isn’t a bottleneck. Smoothing the way, a variety of embedded systems solutions provide video capture and related functions in rugged form factors.
JEFF CHILD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
There’s no doubt that video has now become a key tactical and strategic tool for warfighters. And in this era of high-resolution cameras on one end of the signal chain, and high-resolution displays on the other, the pressure in on the video capture phase to not be a bottleneck. Fortunately the military embedded computing industry offers a range of solutions using different form factors and processing to meet the needs these applications. Even for SWaP (size, weight and power)-constrained systems like UAVs and ground vehicles, modular solutions provide the building blocks to meet tough requirements (Figure 1).