The FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC), as defined by industry standard VITA 57.1, can be used to greatly improve project risk management and bring products to market faster due to its flexibility and performance. FMCs are very effective for system upgrades and technology insertion, and using them makes it easier to incorporate new technologies such as higher resolution A/Ds and D/As as they become available.
The Electronic Warfare (EW) market is increasingly diversified across almost every area of defense spending. Despite budget restraints, the market expects growth in the EW domain driven by the trend of EW systems to form a larger part of military activity. New technology offers engineers of EW or Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) systems the possibility to use remote high performance sensor modules using Gigabit/10 Gigabit serial interfaces to transmit their data sample flows. To manage and process this huge amount of data, engineers must define new, innovative, and open system architectures.