Embedded systems and Artificial Intelligence seem to be the leading trends in the Mil/Aero Market. Industry manager Chuck Grantz agrees with articles written in COTS Journal, Military & Aerospace Electronics, and Electronic Specifier, to name a few.
Increasing embedded systems and sensors closer to the end use, as well as utilizing Artificial Intelligence to assist and improve performance seem to be mentioned across all applications. How is Samtec prepared for this? Are solutions and support ready to help bring your application faster to market?
Embedded Systems and AI
Embedded Worlds, held in early March, made note of more computing and sensing systems across all industries closer to the edge. AI learns and adapts when it is sensing and seeing things in real time. This requires embedded system to help with the localized computing so there is not delay while waiting for data to go to and from the cloud.
This is why you see so many marketing graphics that look like a spider web of interconnected technologies. The Mil/Aero community does this on a global scale with data flying all around the planet!
This is not much of a difference for the Mil/Aero market. Some of the more documented standards that Samtec is involved with are the VITA technologies. VITA Standards are building blocks around the critical embedded computing architectures. Apply your own Artificial Intelligence, link them all together with Samtec interconnects, and you have unique solutions using COTS (Commercial Of The Shelf) hardware.
Newer standards like SOSA and VNX are leveraging historic work done by VITA. SOSA has pulled together additional engagement from each branch of the military to make more modular hardware for embedded systems and sensors.
Getting smaller, higher speed, more modular building blocks with assurance.
With more functionality and sensing closer to the source, hardware must follow suit. VNX proposed framework is some of the smallest yet. Samtec’s SEARAY™ family is a mainstay in VITA’s FMC and FMC+ platforms. You could check out a blog about how much we love the flexibility of the SEARAY™ family and why it fits so well in these modular embedded systems. SEARAY™ is not the only connector that fits.
Samtec has an entire Micro Rugged solution block that contains many interconnect families that have been tested and abused to make sure they can work in mission critical systems. You can learn more about our Severe Environment Testing and how we pulled critical test standards to apply to these families.
Traditional interconnects are not the only options that Samtec has built to survive in harsh environments. If you are looking for something a little different than just pins and plastic, have you looked at The ETUO series? This series is Samtec’s FireFly™ platform designed as an Extended Temperature Active Optical Micro Flyover® Cable Assembly. Read more about its testing in a previous blog about Salt Fog resistance.
Artificial Intelligence and embedded systems are definitely a trend in the Mil/Aero market. Similar to a blog we published last month about Medical Industry Connectors, Samtec make solutions that fit in to the Mil/Aero market not specific Mil/Aero only connectors. One difference is that Samtec has applied more rigorous test to make they COTS connectors compliant to more of the military specific test standards.
This combination of product offering and more stringent test standards positions Samtec to help provide you with solutions as you integrate more artificial intelligence deeper in your embedded systems.