Whether it is a small form factor (SFF) computing product or a GPS module, a radio or a handheld display – or even an unmanned vehicle such as the Throwbot XT from Recon Robotics, which can be held and tossed one-handed – everything is getting smaller. This situation is especially true in military embedded-computing applications, where designers of radar, sonar, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment all want more signal-processing capability in the same footprint or smaller. This demand in turn puts pressure on designers of these devices to come up with new SFFs that can manage the thermal levels generated by modern processors in cramped quarters.

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