VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuits) for Training Systems,
NAVAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT CENTER ORLANDO FL
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Very High Speed Integrated Circuits VHSIC is a new technology which promises to have a major impact on the training and training device community. At this point in 1983 the performance predictions for the VHSIC technology are very close to being achieved. Not only will we have available to us significant increases in processing throughput, but the VHSIC chips will be smaller, lighter, require less power, and be more reliable than their predecessors. Cost savings are also predicted. As these advantages came close to reality in 1982, the Naval Training Equipment Center recongnized a tremendous potential in the new chips to improve the future training devices and solve some problems being presented by the limitations of current technology. Therefore, a study contract was let to Honeywell one of the six DoD VHSIC contractors to investigate the impact of VHSIC on training and training devices. This paper will discuss the results of that study and indicate the future direction in which the VHSIC technology will drive the training community.