SFF Boxes Beef Up Their Processing and Functionality
Offering whole new levels of compute density in ever smaller sizes, SFF box systems are now also embedded advanced networking and security functions.
JEFF CHILD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
It’s clear that small form factor rugged box have become a staple in today’s military embedded computing market. On the standard-based side, only one of the three VITA specification efforts is continuing forward toward full ANSI standardization. Meanwhile a new wave of smaller, more compute-dense SFF systems is emerging. As prime contractors continue to try to reduce their costs by outsourcing more technology, they’re often now looking to upgrades at box- or subsystem level and not just at the slot-card level.