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The biggest problem in the avionics industry has been avionics performance, and it’s about to get even worse.
The first generation of avionics chips are due for a major overhaul.
A new generation of processors will be the key to powering the computers that will power airplanes.
The chips will be called Avionics 3.0.
The chip that will define the new generation is called Avionix.
The name is a reference to the four-armed scorpion-like robot from the sci-fi movie “The Matrix.”
A processor will be capable of processing a million simultaneous instructions in a single clock cycle.
The processor will also be able to process thousands of instructions in parallel.
It will do so using a chip called a transistors, which have a tiny array of transistors that can be integrated into one another and do many different tasks.
They also help to maintain a stable voltage.
Avionax chips will likely be capable to handle an average of 1.6 million instructions per second, which is faster than most modern processors.
Avions can also handle many more.
“We’re going to be able do hundreds of millions of instructions per clock cycle, which we’ve never done before,” said Jeff Jones, chief executive officer of Avionx, a semiconductor manufacturer.
“It’s not a trivial task.”
Avionax is the brainchild of Avions co-founder Steve Jorgensen, a former aerospace engineer who went on to found Avions.
Jorgenson has been working on Avions for some time, and the company was spun off from Avions as a separate company in the summer of 2017.
A decade ago, it had no revenue or revenues from any of the chips.
In 2016, the chipmaker started selling Avionxx chips to Airbus and Boeing for a fraction of what it costs to make the chips, and a lot more.
The price difference between the chips and other processors has been dramatic.
Boeing bought AvionXX for $2 billion, and Airbus bought AvionsXX for a mere $8 billion.
“This chip is going to change the industry,” said AvionX chief technology officer David Waddell, adding that Avions would have to have a better processor to handle more of the demands of airplanes.
Avions chips will also have a lot of processing power.
A processor needs to be capable that can process at least 100 billion instructions per day, or 100 million instructions every second.
The Avionyx chips will handle more than that.
The processors will run at 1.7 million instructions a second.
“The Avionxxx chips are going to give the industry a lot higher throughput than it has now,” said Richard Doyon, a chip analyst at Forrester Research.
The top chipmaker in the industry is Qualcomm.
Qualcomm’s chips can handle a million instructions, and its chips have a clock speed of around 1.5 million instructions and can be used to process millions of data lines a second, according to a company spokesman.
“The processor will run for hundreds of years and be the most capable chip in the world,” he said.
A processor with 10 times the performance and 10 times faster processing speed than the one in AvionXP would be enough to power the entire aviation industry, and there are other possibilities, too.
Avios chips could allow for the design of planes in which a pilot flies in his seat and the controls operate through his eyes.
“Avios is going be the first processor that will have a full cockpit,” said Jorgensen.
The chips could also have other applications.
The avionics market is still small and still fragmented, but Avionxi could provide a way to speed up the way the airlines sell airplanes and help boost profits.
The biggest advantage of Avionics is that it will allow a plane maker to build the most advanced airplane possible.
The company also hopes that Avionxes chip will be cheaper than a new processor.
It’s unclear whether that will be true.
Last year, Avionex started building Avions chips, but its chip is not ready for production yet.
Aviodix and AvioniX are still being tested.
The next generation of chips will need to go through a process called manufacturing line optimization to make sure they will work together, but a lot is still up in the air.
The latest AvionIX chip is scheduled to ship in mid-2020.
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