Aerospace & Defense

Defense electronics represent some of the most demanding and technologically advanced electronics in the world. To minimize design costs and cycle time, there is pressure to apply existing technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of military and intelligence operations. SECO offers the following for aerospace/defense applications:


  • Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) embedded computers in standard system-on-module (SOM) form-factors such as SMARC, COM Express, and COM-HPC
  • Rugged military-grade tablets
  • Optimized UAV and UGV controllers
  • Modified COTS and custom designed circuitry and devices optimized for the mission


Characteristics of Military-Grade Devices

Military-grade devices, particularly handheld devices such as military rugged tablets, must meet a stringent set of specifications that goes well beyond other computers. A rugged embedded computer, defense grade tablet, and other defense grade handheld or portable device must:


  • Operate reliably over widely varying temperatures from desert to arctic environments
  • Resist shocks, drops, impacts, and prolonged vibration
  • Be impervious to damage caused by dust, sand, moisture, and water
  • Resist EMI (electromagnetic interference) and comply with other electronic devices (EMC)
  • Be exceptionally durable and reliable to operate with prolonged life
  • Be viewable in direct sunlight, and often night vision compatible, but undetectable by others in complete darkness
  • Operate with gloved hands
  • Be available for purchase for long periods of time, often 10 years or more

Defense Applications of Electronic Devices

SECO delivers circuitry, operating system software, and fully packaged military computing systems and handheld devices for many diverse applications such as:


  • Information management and security
  • Radio communications
  • Command and control operations
  • Weapons control systems
  • Real-time situational awareness, sensing, and tracking
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) control
  • Defense training and simulation
  • Soldier-worn or soldier-held mapping, sensing and tracking devices
  • Rack-mounted rugged human-machine interface (HMI)
  • Remote control tablets and control hubs for ground, ship-borne, and aerial unmanned vehicles
  • Video switching/routing hubs for cameras and head-up displays
  • Rugged portable display devices (PDAs) and rugged tablets
  • Handheld language translation systems

Technologies Used 

7" Rugged, Customizable ARM Tablet with Quad or dual core Cortex-A9 NXP i.MX 6 processor
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SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with the Xilinx® Zynq® Ultrascale+™ MPSoC
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SMARC® Rel. 2.1.1 compliant module with the Intel® Atom® x6000E Series and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® N and J Series processors (formerly Elkhart Lake) for FuSa applications
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COM-HPC® Client module Size A, with the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ and Celeron® processors (formerly Tiger Lake-UP3)
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SMARC Rel. 2.1.1 compliant module with NXP i.MX 8X Applications Processors
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