Clock Throttling Not the Way to Go for Real-Time Military Applications
MILITARY EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, July/August 2016 – Military applications often require slowing down the CPU to manage heat, which works against the need for high performance. General Micro Systems reveals a cooler alternative to clock-throttling a hot CPU.
Although processor clock-throttling has become an accepted design practice to prevent the processor from operating beyond its temperature limits, it may be unacceptable for real-time, mission-critical applications when lives are at risk, according to Rick Neil, a senior hardware design and production engineer at GMS.
In a recent article in Military Embedded Systems, Neil explains how GMS’ uniquely designed RuggedCool™ technology allows Intel® processors to operate at full load without throttling the CPU.
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