Military White Papers

As a designer of military electronics, you are faced with unique technical and cost/risk design constraints. Learn about managing these constraints and improving design productivity in these white papers:

Radar Processing: FPGAs or GPUs?
While general-purpose graphics processing units (GP-GPUs) offer high rates of peak floating-point operations per second (FLOPs), FPGAs now offer competing levels of floating-point processing. Moreover, Altera® FPGAs now support OpenCL™, a leading programming language used with GPUs.

Military Benefits of the Managed Risk Process at 40 nm
Adopting any leading edge technology has risk and opportunities for defense programs. This paper examines the integration and process opportunities, as well as the productivity and technology risks, of Altera’s 40-nm FPGAs.

40-nm FPGAs and the Defense Electronic Design Organization
Engineering organizations that take advantage of the system-on-a-programmable-chip capabilities of new, larger FPGAs will operate differently than they have in the past. In this white paper, we examine some ways to integrate team-based design into development processes.

Military Productivity Factors in Large FPGA Designs
Engineers select design components based on technical requirements, past performance, and support. But cost-conscious engineering managers increasingly consider design productivity as well. A design example shows how effective productivity tools can cut over $500,000 in FPGA design costs.

Anti-Tamper Capabilities in FPGA Designs
As more and more critical program information makes its way into FPGA designs, designers of defense electronics need to be concerned about system-level and chip-level protection from reverse engineering and cloning. This paper examines current capabilities, and future trends, in FPGA anti-tamper features.

DO-254 Support for Defense Electronics Designs
The DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for avionics safety is possibly the most substantial impact on FPGA designs for some aerospace and military users. Learn ways in which FPGA supplier and design partners can simplify your DO-254 certification burden.

Military designers should be able to design confidently with a high-productivity FPGA design suite, and rely on their supplier’s technical risk management process for high-quality systems that deliver on time and meet requirements on the first try.